Saturday, 12 February 2011

Girly Handbag

I was asked to make a handbag for a friend at work, her daughters 17th was on the horizon. We discussed colours & themes for the cake and being a girly girl I thought she'd like the nail polish, purse & beads. The cake itself was purple velvet, a colour variation on the red velvet recipe although it didn't entirely work and ended up just looking like a light chocolate cake. Tasted yummy none the less. I covered this in lilac fondant and decorated with a pocket and flowers. I finally sussed how to use my stitching tool so I could add realistic detail to the bag. The nail polish pots were fondant and I had the idea of writing the message in the polish, this looked really good. I made a beaded bracelet with a heart charm and a purse, using gold smarties for the coins. Very happy with the end result. I've now been commisioned for her sons cake in April!