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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Welcome to my blog! After a L O N G break from blogging during which Instagram (vannilla)took over my life, I am returning in a more varied format. Yes, I will bake and have been a Thermomix users from the days before it was cult-like. I'll share the best but I will also include that other hobby in my life, photography from my small island and beyond. If you like what you see, I'd love to hear from you! Anne

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