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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Taken on October 24, 2008