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Handbag Cake

This is the first 3D cake I ever made.  I was so proud of myself that I did not even bother taking photos of the procedure. Actually the photos you see here were taken from my mobile when I took the handbag to work. My colleagues were so amazed with the result that they started taking photos of the handbag with their mobiles, so I decided I should do the same.

The handle is awful :-(  
Back then I thought it was fine… :-)

Below you can find the recipe I used to make the handbag. Keep in mind that this was a round chocolate cake that it was decorated with fondant icing.

Ingredients for the Chocolate Sponge Cake
4 large eggs
1 tsp unsweetened vanilla extract

Sponge Preparation Method
1) Preheat the oven to 170ºC (338ºF).
2) Grease a round pan (24cm).
3) Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
4) With an electric mixer beat together the eggs and sugar for 8’ minutes, until light and fluffy; then add vanilla extract and the sifted flour (one tablespoon at a time). Do not over mix.
5) Bake for forty minutes. Allow 5’ minutes before you remove the cake from the pan. Set cake aside and allow to cool completely before you decorate it.

Filling Ingredients
1/2 jar of strawberry jam (125gr)
(1/4 glass of hot water to dissolve the jam if needed)
1/2lt of double fresh cream
35gr unsweetened cocoa powder
25gr powder sugar (or more, it depends on how sweet you want your filling to be)

Filling Preparation Method
1) Sift powder sugar and cocoa powder.
2) With an electric mixer beat fresh cream, powder sugar and cocoa powder until the mixture becomes a cream. Do not over mix because if you do, you will have a cocoa butter and not a cream.

Handbag Assemblage
1) Use your imagination and create anything that you might like!!! A good tip would be to take one of your handbags and copy the design. 


  1. OMG - It is so cute!!!
    I can hardly believe that it's a cake

  2. wonderful!!!!! and chic...

  3. So adorable! You did a great job.

  4. Looks like I can carry that handbag anywhere- nice job on the fondant and I would have never known it was your first attempt at 3D! buzz

  5. This is amazing!! I'm totally speechless I thought is a really handbag. WOW! too pretty to eat!

  6. OMG! It's looks so beautiful.Gorgeous!

  7. This is soo cute and ingenious.

  8. Congratulations! For your first - it was great....even if it wasn't your first!

  9. Beautiful work, Eftychia! This looks outstanding.

  10. Such a cute cake! Love it =)

  11. Wow!
    That must have been QUITE A LOT of work eh??? Awesome work.

    Did it taste just as good as it looks? mmmhmm...

  12. Give me your cake rather than a Vuitton anyday! Fantastic.

  13. This cake is too adorable!

  14. The handbag is soooo cute Eftychia! Beautiful work!!!

  15. I'd much rather have this cake than a Coach bag! :D

  16. i would never have thought grey and yellow color comination would look so good together. beautiful!
    you are saying this is your first cake and i think it looks fabulous and not like a first cake at all. i think you are being too hard on the handle... it looks more natural this way :)

  17. That is soo cool!!!!! I wish I were adventurous enough to try something like that! D

  18. This looks soo great! You're very talented!! :)

  19. That is so cute. That stitching looks so real. Hey who cares if the handle is not perfect - who says that machine made things have more value than hand made ones? I've been wanting to make one of these but never find the time - I've got instructions for a similar looking bag from the fondant class I attended earlier this year ...

  20. Great job! Congrats on your first 3D job! The cake itself sounds quite delicious. Now that all my kids will be in school full time this year, I think I'll go back to some baking and creating again.

  21. Wow what is the handle made of? it's way cute :)

  22. Hello everybody! Thanks a lot for your nice comments. The handle was made with fondant and tilos powder but unfortunately it was a bit heavy so I don't think that this was the best job I could do...

  23. Wow! When i first seen the purse, I didn't think it was a cake. Fantastic work on your part. The cake is beautiful, and full of details :)

  24. Efti, the handbag itself is a perfect design! I love the colors, the look of the texture, I like it all. But as a cake... wooowwww what a surprise! A truly artistic masterpiece! And I have not even tried it :)


  25. Thank you Ibolya for your nice comments! It was a pleasant suprise to read your comments. I hope I will manage to make one handbag cake for you too!!!

  26. How cute! I love it, as a bag AND as a cake!

  27. Buzzed! bet it's nice and tidy inside not like mine!

  28. That is really a dream of Cake for every women :-)

    so cute

  29. Wow! Adorable cake! I can't imagine how much patience this must take :)


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