The devil's in the details: handbag cakes
January 7, 2016 8:06 PM   Subscribe

Whenever I see cakes like these, I can only imagine the tastiness of the cake in a direct negation to how pretty the cake is.
posted by Windigo at 9:12 PM on January 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Afraid to click on the links...Is the cake made of Kate Middleton's handbag, or is the handbag made out of Kate Middleton which is then subsequently used to make a cake? Either way, no thank you.
posted by mcstayinskool at 9:37 PM on January 7, 2016 [3 favorites]

It is caramel cake with toffee bits, layered with Italian meringue buttercream, and I would happily eat your portion.
posted by Joe in Australia at 10:29 PM on January 7, 2016

JCIFA, I very nearly memailed you to tell you about this post (Subject line: Ooh ooh ooh!) & then I saw you were the one who posted it.

These are charming! The Kate Middleton one was perfect from beginning to end.
posted by mochapickle at 10:34 PM on January 7, 2016 [3 favorites]

The cake inside might be tasty but its covered in layers of so much fondant icing that I fear that is all you would taste.
posted by mary8nne at 12:46 AM on January 8, 2016

The cakes can be as tasty as the baker makes them. My wedding gown cake was elaborate, but tasty, because we made a point of finding a baker that wouldn't neglect the taste.

You don't eat the fondant. It's really easy to just carve out the cake and buttercream.
posted by oddman at 5:09 AM on January 8, 2016 [2 favorites]

OK, she is awesome, and gives great instructions.

Just eat the cake, not the dowels. Yes!
posted by allthinky at 5:49 AM on January 8, 2016

The precision and techniques used to make these cakes impressed me very much. The finished result on the first link in particular is spectacular (note the pains she goes to give a slight sheen to the fondant so that it looks more like real leather).

Kudos to the bakers.

(There was one video of a guy making a pretty good replica of a Chanel 'Le Boy' purse but his video wasn't that good, so I cut it.)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:05 AM on January 8, 2016

Hey, it goes both ways.
posted by the_blizz at 7:52 AM on January 8, 2016

Much cooler than I had expected. It was a lot like watching a woodworking tutorial. All the knifing of lines and the jigs to keep things consistent. Amazing.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:32 AM on January 8, 2016

Veblen Bakers. Maybe we should make a Rule 34 for cakes - every aspirational good conceivable has been made into a cake
posted by benzenedream at 8:39 AM on January 8, 2016 [3 favorites]

I'd eat it.
posted by monospace at 9:24 AM on January 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

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