Marc Jacobs Blake Bag Cake

Voila! This is my sister's birthday cake. Whew! It was a labor of love, let me tell you. I wanted to cry last night when I broke the first pair of gumpaste handles. I wanted to have them stand straight up (like in the picture), but they weren't staying on- they kept slipping and eventually broke. I made another pair of handles but decided to just let them lay on the sides.


She loved it anyway and didn't hesitate to cut right into it (see next photo). I'll be posting the trials and tribulations I went through in making this cake on my blog next week.


UPDATE 10/27/08: Here's my blog entry about how I made this cake.

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  • franjmc 7y

    It looks fantastic, pristine perfect!
    If you're trying to make handles stand up, get hold of some aquarium tubing, it's a hollw plastic tube that bends nicely. You can cut it to size, and cover it with fondant, then all you have to do is stick some skewers in the ends and insert them into the cake, your handles will stand up perfectly!
  • Susie 7y

    This is fantastic -- just PERFECT!!
  • melena's 7y

    This is a real work of art Rianne. Fantastic!
  • Oh, Sugar! (Destini Hinkle) 7y

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!!
  • mari-2007 7y


    The MANEKI-CAT is calling you!
    Come and join us please!
    Please add your photo to Mike's dance!!(Post 1-Comment 2)

    Mike's dance!!
  • anna 7y

    Perfection to say the are such an inspiration!!!
  • the-icing-on-the-cake. (Jo) 7y

  • veredcakes 7y

    perfect cake!!!
  • Maggie 7y

    wow great cake .Love your handles.
  • dowagercixi 7y

    great job! this is perfect.
  • Rianne 7y

    Thank you so much everyone for your kind words. This was a fun cake to make, despite my trouble with the handles. I'm so happy my sister loved it.
  • BrownSuga' 7y

    Beautiful work!!!! It looks like it is on display at Bloomies ready to be purchased...WOW!!!
  • Anita 7y

    Excellent work as always....Rianne...........Well done !!!!!!

    Wow! Rianne, this is absolutely fantastic!! I love the colour, too!
  • CasitaDeGalleta 7y

    how could she cut it right away?? nooooooooo the purse is gorgeous and so perfect. :)
  • fati dream cakes 7y

    GREAT cake !!!! Beautiful !!
  • Krystal Ramirez 6y

    thats so awesome =]
  • loricarolina 6y

    Very nice, great, great job!! :)
  • tskno 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called It Bags, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Lisa Looker 5y

    This is pure art or should i say fashion! Well done.
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Taken on October 24, 2008
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