Marc Jacobs Blake Bag Cake

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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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  1. franjmc 78 months ago | reply

    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!

  2. SusieHazCakes 78 months ago | reply

    This is fantastic -- just PERFECT!!

  3. melena's 78 months ago | reply

    This is a real work of art Rianne. Fantastic!

  4. Oh, Sugar! (Destini Hinkle) 78 months ago | reply

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  5. mari-2007 78 months ago | reply


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    Come and join us please!
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  6. tesorocookies 78 months ago | reply

    Perfection to say the are such an inspiration!!!

  7. veredcakes 78 months ago | reply

    perfect cake!!!

  8. happyhearts 78 months ago | reply

    wow great cake .Love your handles.

  9. dowagercixi 78 months ago | reply

    great job! this is perfect.

  10. artofdessert 78 months ago | reply

    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.

  11. BrownSuga' 78 months ago | reply

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

  12. Anita Jamal 78 months ago | reply

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

  13. Rouvelee's Creations 78 months ago | reply

    Wow! Rianne, this is absolutely fantastic!! I love the colour, too!

  14. CasitaDeGalleta 78 months ago | reply

    how could she cut it right away?? nooooooooo the purse is gorgeous and so perfect. :)

  15. fati dream cakes 78 months ago | reply

    GREAT cake !!!! Beautiful !!

  16. krystal__ 73 months ago | reply

    thats so awesome =]

  17. loricarolina 72 months ago | reply

    Very nice, great, great job!! :)

  18. tskno 59 months ago | reply

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

  19. newpin1 56 months ago | reply

    This is pure art or should i say fashion! Well done.

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