Chanel cake

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baking, birthday, cakes, craftsy

My first sculptured cake! It had to be a Chanel bag for the friend in question and if possible it had to top last year's cake for her Tiffany box birthday cake | vannillarock

I used the wonderful craftsy platform Cake Decorating Classes | Learn It. Make It. On Craftsy for my helping hand and some great tips- at. The end of the day, though, you just have to dive in and get sculpting!

My cake was constructed from 4 vanilla traybakes. I used 30cm x 19cm foil trays. I made my bag this size as it seemed an appropriate. The recipe one on craftsy uses egg whites only rather than whole eggs and is a wonderfully moist sponge.

After you stack your cakes with Swiss meringue buttercream (SMBC) on a double base board and a smaller mid support board, the carve out begins! This takes confidence, but the trick is to take small amounts off at a time. A really worthwhile tip is to end up with an exaggerated shape, as by the time you have two SMBC coats and fondant, a wimpish shape will fade away!!

Everything on the cake is edible though the gum paste zip and chain probably wouldn't be my first choice to eat!

I would definitely make another handbag cake or other sculpted cake, and look to perfect the finish.

 

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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla http://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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