For my sisters graduations - July 2012 - 3 hours
Me and my sisters love the designer Lulu Guinness and her brilliant handbags and clutches… And everything. The only downside is that she’s expensive and I couldn’t really afford to BUY them Lulu Guinness’ bags for their graduations.. So I made one… Out of cake!
Now it doesn’t look amazing, I know that - it’s a little frumpy and not specifically a Lulu design but it was my first go at a handbag cake and with my limited tools, it was a fucking good go.
My sisters say the things they love the most about my cakes are that when I use sugar paste, I don’t do it thick - I make it perfectly thin which means the cake to icing ratio is much easier to digest and overall makes for a nicer balance and taste.
The worst thing was trying to do the handles on the bag - NIGHTMARE without any hardening products!