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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Chanel Hand Bag Cake
A friend of mine asked me if I could make a cake for her bosses Birthday that looked like her favorite Chanel hand bag:
I jumped on the opportunity because this is just the sort of project I love doing, something different.
This order posed a special challenge for me though, FONDANT.
I have worked with fondant before but only for small decorations or cupcake toppers. I have never covered an entire cake in fondant...until now.
The cake itself is Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate recipe.
It is filled with milk chocolate ganache and mocha chocolate chip buttercream. Basically, this cake is for chocolate lovers...and my friend has an office full of them.
The cake was made larger than the actual hand bag in order to feed all these chocolate lovers.
The hardest part of this cake was the chain.
I attempted several times to twist two ropes together but it just wasn't in the stars for me...bummer.
The logo, rings and chain are painted with edible silver pearl dust and the pre-made Wilton Icing Roses were added for a touch of color.
I plan to do some practicing with fondant, I want to get better...a lot better.
So don't judge me too harshly...this was my first time!