Bag Cake Week 1

Sunday, February 13, 2011

This week we began making our Bag Cakes. I wasn’t thrilled with the bag cake assignment at first. Any of you who know me, know that I am not a big “girly girl” and handbags are not really my thing. I had picked a bag, though, that I found on Etsy and thought was pretty.

Along with the cake, we have to make 5 items that go along with the cake. I chose some princess items from the girls dress up box. Wednesday morning before class, I got inspired. Pinkalicious!! Pinkalicious is a book, for those of you without children, that is about a girl who loves pink so much that she eats too many pink cupcakes and turns pink herself.

My amazingly artistic niece, Delaney, did a school project on Pinkalicious awhile ago, and this cake is dedicated to her.

So I started out by laying out all the items I was going to make on the table in front of me. As I created each item, I moved it back into my bag so I made sure I didn’t miss anything. I colored my fondant light pink. I used gum paste to create the crown and wand and I made impressions into the gum paste with the actual pieces as a guide. I will pipe royal icing onto the impressions and paint it.

I made the heels for the shoes from rice crispy treats and then used gum paste to form the sole of the shoe. I made a box from rice crispy treats to cover in fondant and paint into a Princess by Vera Wang perfume box. I made the flower to go on the cake. I layered and shaped my cake and crumb coated it.

Next week I will cover everything in fondant and make jewels and “glass” from isomalt. I actually have a HUGE comprehensive list of what I need to do but I will not bore you with all of that. Next week you will get to see the finished product!!!


Monica Kaye said...

Awesome! I can't wait to see it all finished!

Jennifer said...

ugh, you know when you're watching a good tv show and at 10:00 it all of a sudden says "TO BE CONTINUED" and you are like, "ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?????!!!!" well that is how I feel right now........

are you freaking kidding me???!!!! you mean I have to wait to see the rest. MAN, how rude. lol lol lol

**sigh** I can't wait, HURRY UP :)

Now This Is Life... said...

How do you think IIIIIIIIIIIII feel?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I get so far along and then have to CLEAN UP AND NOT FINISH THE CAKE! ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME????? I can promise you that I am much more frustrated than YOU are. lol ;)

This last week I was just complaining to CJ about it- I'd rather have a 10 hour class than a 5 hour class, then I could do a whole cake in one day.

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