Mary Poppins arrived carrying her magical carpet bag….everyone remembers that don’t they?

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Recently an opportunity came up  for me to make a cake for a Mary Poppins fan. There were no specific requests as the recipient had no idea I was doing it for her.  I thought about doing a Mary Poppins silhouette cake, an umbrella cake, and a hat cake.  Finally I remembered her magical carpet bag.

Back of cake

Back of cake

This cake is my modern version of a carpet bag,  much smaller than the original duffle style bag.  As things are warming up here in Texas, I went with some brighter colours for the flowers.   To give the impression that the flowers were part of the carpet bag fabric, I applied gentle pressure with the rolling pin to integrate them into the chocolate fondant. I then used one of my Sugarveil mats as an impression mat to give texture.

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The challenge for me with this cake was that I wanted to be able to carry it just like a handbag.  The whole cake is edible except for the handle (which is leather), my magic!

Heading out!

Heading out!

Inside are chocolate and vanilla cakes layered and covered with chocolate ganache.

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