Louis Vuitton Bag Cake

Just a day after we touched down from Holland, i got a call from a sweet boy asking if i could make his mommy dearest an LV themed cake for her birthday. How could i say no?  : ) This cake taught me a whole lot of things about printing and the work-ability of edible frosting sheets. ITS A B@#$% TO WORK WITH, and you really need patience to get the hang of it. but, all was well, since the husband helped me with it. : ))))))

On top of that, i learnt the hard way to never stop rechecking and confirming dates with people who get cakes from me. Said sweet boy and i had a major miscomm with regards to the date of delivery, and i had a mild heart attack when i learnt that it was A DAY earlier than what i thought. So i had to squeeze something out for his mommy on that day with 7 cupcakes, and the main cake was saved for the next day instead. To Nicholas and mommy, i hope the main cake made up for the emergency work the previous day. 



So the initial plan was to have 7 cupcakes each topped with a mini LV bag surrounding a 6inch cake with a LV bag topper. But due to said miscomm, we split it into 2 parts instead, with the 7 cupcakes for day one, and 6inch cake for day 2. pardon the poor shot, we were in a rush and we could only manage shots with flash. 








And for the main cake, i did an LV speedy handbag, which was made out of rice krispie treats, dirty iced with dark choc ganache, covered with fondant and lastly stuck on with LV monogram printed on edible frosting sheets. Frosting sheets are very much like ultra sheets of wafer, that crack very easily especially when it dries. So we only have a short time frame between freshly printed frosting sheets and dry and easy to tear frosting sheets, plus you can't  bend it or curve it too much, as they will crack, and most of all, they are very expensive ingredients. so one wrong move and a whole lot of money goes down the drain, not to mention the effort that goes into it.






but, i must say that the effort was well worth it, cos the end result was a very clean, neat, and realistic cake. : ) thank you very much nicholas, both my husband and order-er of the cake (they both share the same name), for all the paitence in helping me print and stick, and the other nicholas for giving me the oppurtunity to try out my virgin LV cake. i hope i made your mom happy. 














11 comments:

  1. A big thank you for all the efforts you have put in...It is an impressive art piece.
    Fr: the sweet boy's aunt.

    ReplyDelete
  2. you are very much welcome! i enjoyed makin every bit of the cake, and most imptly, i hope the party was fantastic one!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like the handbag,how much is it?
    20110128pilipalagaga

    ReplyDelete
  4. @ cheap bags: drop me an email at veronicayangxj@gmail.com!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi,

    These are latest fashionable designs from other brands, the best from available attractive range of color, size and styles. Thanks...

    Cheap Burberry Bags

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi!
    GREAT work on that bag! Do u mind helping me out a bit? I'm doing a LV purse next Sat. U said the frosting sheets were a PAIN, this is what I plan on using. Do u have an tips to make my experience less painful. I've printed images and used the sheets before, but never to cover a whole cake. Also, what color did u tint your gum paste to make the LV handles? Thanks in advance. I appreciate any tips! cakesbychrystal.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Chrystal, I am sorry I missed your question. Hope it was ok for you. It is still touch and go for me every time I do it. Basically for me, a sharp knife to remove the sheet from the paper, do not do anything that involves sharp edges or curves. So, if wrapping a cube, cut out 4 sides instead of thinking of using 1 piece to wrap around. So for a bag that has 4 sides, even if two of the sides are small, cut them out separate. My bag handles are fondant, wilton ivory colour. Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  8. hi! that is an awesome cake! a friend wants a purse cake also and I was wondering if you can tell me what you used to get the gold zipper and lock. I've used the wilton gold dust and it's very yellow. thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hello Maul,
    You may try the PME gold spray. I make sure my fondant is very dry, spray a bit in a bowl then I use a brush to apply the gold that came out onto the zipper. Good luck there!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi there your cake looks amazing! I want to do a similar LV bag and was thinking of buying an edible icing printer to print out these frosting sheets. can you please let me know which printer do you use for printing these sheets. also do you just print the logo or logo with the back ground.Any tips will be highly appreciated.

    ReplyDelete
  11. hi there i was wondering where you got you lv iceing sheets from ?

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...