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Louis Vuitton Hand bag cake by Dragonsanddaffodils Louis Vuitton Hand bag cake by Dragonsanddaffodils
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thank you sooooooo much for all the wonderful comments, favourites and watches!!!

I have read them all and am going to try and answer as many queries as possible but there seems to be so many now I am having problems.

So, I just wanted to say thank you for all your kind words, I really appreciate them! :D :cuddle:

I am flabbergasted to get a Daily Deviation! and very grateful! :D

New Description to answer the queries received most

If this new description doesn't help, please feel free to send me a note, and I will do my best to answer your queries.

The cake was made for a friend of mine for her mum (or mum in law?). They took the cake to a restaurant and brought it out with candles in it and she thought that her daughter had bought her a new bag :D Apparently she screamed the restaurant down when she found out it was a cake :D

It is 2 x 12" square 1 1/2" deep sponge cakes cut into ever decreasing rectangles, stacked, carved to the shape, covered with chocolate buttercream and covered with Renshaws chocolate sugarpaste to represent a Louis Vuitton hand bag.

To get the leathery look, The chocolate sugarpaste can be pulled around a little to get the creases you get in a back, plus I pleated it at the side bases, then you can polish it with a ball of the sugarpaste to get the sheen.

The details are painted on by hand (I got a picture off my friend and copied that) using Squires Kitchen edible gold lustre dust mixed with bronze lustre dust and diluted with isopropyl alcohol (or you can use gin or vodka).

The handles are made from Regalice sugarpaste with Gum Tragacanth added. I used a patchwork wheel to get the stitches effects and just modelled the rest by hand.

The badges were also pieces of regalice paste cut to shape and I scribed the logo in with a needle. The zip and padlock were just hand modelled. They were then painted with the same colours as the details.

I bet it was a nightmare to cut, cos it was about a foot tall and just over a foot and a half long, but my friend wanted to have good impact rather than having a small cake.

(Please do not use this image on other cake Companies websites. - sorry, have to say that, I get a lot of problems in the UK of people passing off my work as their own. sorry :( )

I started making cakes 12 years ago when I saw an awful cake in the supermarket and wondered if I could do better. Then friends asked me to make cakes and soon I had to set up properly.

I was self taught from books for the first 4 or 5 years, I also attended the Brtish Sugarcraft Guild for inspiration, then the local college asked me to teach, so for two years, I went to evening classes and studied beginners sugar flowers and cake decorating to get the certificates.

It took a long time to get accepted as most good cake decorators are taught in culinary schools and have really good food backgrounds. I studied as a musician really, and never thought I would be a cake decorator by trade.

I am a demonstrator for the British Sugarcraft Guild and also write occasional articles and teach at the exhibition for Squires Kitchen Sugarcraft. This year I am teaching two classes of chocolate craft (an experiment, the college hasn't run one of those before ) and Level one and Level two sugarcraft/sugarflowers and novelty cakes.

I hope that answers all the questions, I couldn't believe the amount of messages etc this morning, then when I found out it was a Daily Deviation I practially screamed my shop down :D

Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading them!!!!


original bag design by (C) luis vuitton - I do not own the design of the bag, I just made the cake
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Given 2008-09-30
Louis Vuitton Hand bag cake by *Dragonsanddaffodils. Did you do a double-take and wonder what a Louis Vuitton handbag was doing in the Culinary Arts gallery and thought it was a miscat? No, this is just one of the most spectacularly accurate cakes you might ever see in a lifetime! ( Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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TheHonestBag Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student
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Bleachnumber1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Wow this cake looks so real
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clevercartoon-er Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Holy crap I thought this was real lol .. awesome work :D
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Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thats really good!
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StrawberryBlossom123 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You are VERY talented! >3<

Would you like to join this group? :iconsweetpatisserie:
I would feel very honered if you would join ♥♥♥
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:iconrenzu13:
renzu13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow, the cake is so realistic and well done. I've never seen anything like it.
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:iconjaninesmith54:
janinesmith54 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the most amazing cake I have ever seen. Looks too good to cut.
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MixiMilena Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student
What!? This is a cake... It's soo amazing, I tought it was a real bag! XD
I used it as a reference for school work...
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:iconbighairmexican:
BigHairMexican Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
HOLY FLYIN' FAJITA!! :worship:
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Francisca95 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wooow si no dices... no pensarķa que es un pastel.
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xxDeadlyCupcakexx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks like a bag?!
omg, is this really a cake?
wow, good job ^^
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:iconaepler:
AEpler Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Great:D
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:iconhamipassion:
HamiPassion Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
That's seriously a cake? HOLY CRAP! That's amazing o.o
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aLilLouda Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I love your cake!
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flightfootwarrior Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
WOW.you are god,I swear,you are GOD!!
You have no idea how long Ive just stared at this,and even then I still fail to comprehend the fact that it's a cake XD that makes you amazing,the sheer fact I had no CLUE it wasn't real until I read the details~:heart:
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pupchickxo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student General Artist
it looks sooo real :D
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Baby-P Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
wooooooow this looks so real this is awesome :)
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kidami-kun Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
is this purse... or is this edible... Life doesn't make since anymore
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kikixoxoxo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow that is amazing! I'm going to ask my mum to make me a cake like th for my birthday.
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VioletAliceHahero Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
O.O oh - my - gosh!!!!! This is really awesome!!!!! when i first saw it i really thought it was a hand bag. You are a true artist. It“s really incredible!!!!!!
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ggh123 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
HOLY SHIZZ!! I ACTUALLY thought that was a bag! xD
I'm looking for a bag to take to school for my books, and I saw this.
Me: Hey mum, look at this bag!
Mum: Oh that does look nice!
Me: Oh wait... HOLY CHICKENS, IT'S A CAKE!
Mum: Really?!
Me: Yeah! Look
Mum: Well that girl's TALENTED, I have to say!
I love it! :D
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FluffableSheep Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
wow it seriously looked like a handbag to me, o_o couldn't tell it was a cake
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dreamer-of-peace-33 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Writer
good job!!! i thought it was the real bag!
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Missetatkissin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   Artist
omg its sooo insane cake :o
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:iconoverfree:
Overfree Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Impressive
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:iconmagictifa:
magictifa Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
wow!! that realy looks like a real bag !


I feel hungry now *~~~~hihi~~~i want to eat it!

great job goodluck...
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:iconmagictifa:
magictifa Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
wow!! that realy looks like a real bag !


I feel hungry now *~~~~hihi~~~i want to eat it!

great job goodluck...
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cottoncandy11 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
i ABSOLUTELY LOVE this. i want it for my sweet 16 party :D
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:iconziia1:
ziia1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
omg i coudnt believe it !
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Ailovesasori Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow! I could have sworn it looked like a real Bag from the Thumbnail!
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LovelyRock Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
oh that's very cool:)
i love louis vuitton:)
it's a wonderful idea;)
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hikariblaze Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This cake looks so stunning! I seriously thought it was a bag... and still would if I hadn't read that cake part of the title
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WolfAvenge Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If I had just seen this and someone told me it was a cake and to grab a slice to eat it, I wouldn't believe them and say something like, "I'm not going to eat a bag!" Amazing work!
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AngeliqueFleurCerise Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
t-that's a cake?! I almost thought it was the real thing! :o
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AnnutheCatGirl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I saw this and was like "Dude, why would anyone take a picture of a PURSE!" But then I saw cake and looked at it AGIAN and was like "No way..." After 5 mins of investigating...and rereading...and reading it AGIAN...I think I see it...extremely hard to believe!
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BrickRed1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Oh wow! I can't believe that's a cake. A M A Z I N G!!
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FeelingFelixified Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
This is a cake?!! Holy moly! Verrrrrrrrrry nice!
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DivaNik Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
AWESOME! Wow this is wonderful... I had to withdraw from The Baltimore International School of Culinary Arts due to pregnancy with my youngest son. I love him to death but this reminds me of why I'd originally enrolled. Creating art with function, your hands are truly blessed. Keep doing wonderful work![link]
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EllieBalls Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
that is class.
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FantasyCharm Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
if it was my bday cake i wouldn't eat it... it would be a shake to cut it in pieces and eat it!
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:iconfantasycharm:
FantasyCharm Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
a shame, i mean...
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:iconjesscookie:
Jesscookie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
ARE YOU SURE THAT'S A CAKE?! It's amazing!
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:iconirrence:
Irrence Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! :love:
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:iconkisame62:
kisame62 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
omg that can not be a cake
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o-Scythe-o Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Oh My God....I though it was a real bag D:
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HappyVanillaAngel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
wow i thought this was real, i was scrolling through and im like why is there a picture of a bag in the culinary section? hahaha very nice job!
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photofairy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   General Artist
absolutely incredible skill you have! and i am so glad you got the recognition you deserve despite not going to culinary school, because this work showcases incredible passion and originality, something that can't be taught.
beautiful cake, i can't imagine the patience required to produce one of these but i love it!
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tobupan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
This was a cake?

mind = blown

That's awesome, seriously.
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
I cant beieve that's a cake!
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Lelablue Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
uau!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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