Today’s feature is one of those designs that stops you, dead in your tracks. It’s seriously so incredible, it’s hard to fathom that it’s made of cake. So incredible that I felt it necessary to capitalize the word CAKE in the title of this post. If I could shout it, I would…. IT’S A CAKE! And it has me seriously saying “WOW!” It comes to us from a talented artist with a long history and amazing portfolio of WOW-inducing cakes. It is always a pleasure to welcome Elisa Strauss, owner of Confetti Cakes in New York, to the blog. With her incredibly realistic techniques and meticulous attention to detail, Elisa has been inspiring us to cake greatness for years. Better tie that apron down tight because we’re taking a look at one of Elisa’s newest designs and hooking you up with details for her new online class. Plus a special discount offer! First, let’s gush over this impeccably tailored 3D Designer Handbag CAKE!
If you’re already swooning, just wait until you see these close-up shots. From the textured alligator skin to the goldtone buckles, zippers and divots… this cake is unbelievable! Elisa captures every last detail down to the luggage tag and stitching.
Elisa of Confetti Cakes tells us about her design:
“It was fun to create something that looks so real! I used both an impression mat (from Marvelous Molds) and manipulated the fondant with my hands- people really thought the cake was a real handbag.”
If you’re in awe of this cake like I am, you’ll be thrilled to hear that you can now learn how to make it. Elisa is teaching a class online at Craftsy and sharing all of her insider tips, tricks and techniques! So run, don’t walk, to sign up. You’ll find a link to her class below:
Designer Handbag Cakes with Elisa Strauss
A huge thank you to Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes for sharing her spectacular Designer Handbag CAKE with us today! It is seriously beyond words!
VENDORS & CREDITS
Cake: Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes
Learn How : Designer Handbag Cake Class
Holiday Baker Man says
Wow…there is some artistry!
That is NOT A cake! wow! That looks so realistic I want to pick it up and go shopping with it!
Anna Carol says
That is the most realistic cake I have ever seen! It’s amazing!!! That is not baking, that’s ART!!
I love Elisa! I have both of her books. Her instructions are very clear and easy to follow.
Becky Wilson says
That’s just amazing! I can’t believe you actually cut it. 🙂
Vicki Bensinger says
She does outstanding work. I have her book. I feel like you really need to be an artist.
Chineka @ Savor The Baking says
I took this class when it first came out on Craftsy and I must say that is was worth every penny. Everytime I watch it I learn something new and I look forward to making my own purse cake soon.
Greta Bester says
Pls send me the name of her books. It is such a WOW cake!
INCREDIBLE! I reposted it on my FB timeline. Never have seen a cake with such intricate, accurate detail. And you can just tell that it tastes as amazing as it looks.
Amy W. says
This cake is INSANE. I’m shocked at the detail.
I came here from pinterest because I thought it was a real bag. I was looking to purchase it! I took me until I read the text that it was a cake. I thought the brand was a bag/purse brand with a play on the word cakes. I even thought the piece of cake with part of the pocketbook was (photoshopped)part of an ad campaign. I was totally totally fooled. So realistic. I didn’t realize I was on a cake blog 🙂
OMG this cake is just so awesome I mean look at the details on it Mind blowing Super Design
Oh my god, no way. That is freaky realistic! I didn’t believe it when I saw the photo on Facebook, but wow. Well done, my friend.
Sweet Cake Fetish says
I actually took this class and made my own purse cake(of course even though it was beautiful) It wasn’t as stunning as this beauty! Elisa is GREAT teacher! I recommend her classes to anyone!