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post #1 of 39
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I have an order for a Coach purse coming up & was wondering the best way to apply the "C's" on the bag?

Stencil? Fondant cut out? Paint?

I'm thinking all of these ways will be difficult!! Is there a fool-proof way??
post #2 of 39
Don't know if this is helpful, but I know I have seen a template for the Coach C's in the templates in the Gallery. I'd love to know as well, b/c I have a co-worker who is obsessed with coach and I'd love to do one for her birthday!
post #3 of 39
Try using a 50/50 mixture of gumpaste and fondant or only gumpaste. This has worked well for me in the past. Just make a template and use it as a guide when cutting out your letters. Cutouts made out of only gumpaste will hold their shape the best. Good luck!
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post #4 of 39
i've only done 1 handbag cake and it was a coach (it's in my pics). since the cake was to be iced in BC i used fondant for the c's made with oval cutters. i sure learned a lot and there's things i will do differently next time. i found out it helps to let the fondant set up for like 3-5 min before placing it on the BC as you really only have 1 shot. a couple of my c's are a bit wonky. of course it'd be totally different if the cake is covered in fondant.
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Here's my Coach bag. I cut out a template from paper and held it on the fondant and made a scratch line around it with a toothpick. I painted the Cs in with dust and vodka. Tried a few things before that, but the last method seemed to work for me.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1210528
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post #6 of 39
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Originally Posted by cas17

a couple of my c's are a bit wonky. of course it'd be totally different if the cake is covered in fondant.



LOL wonky. I'm stealing that word. icon_razz.gif
post #7 of 39
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Originally Posted by Etchlain09

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Originally Posted by cas17

a couple of my c's are a bit wonky. of course it'd be totally different if the cake is covered in fondant.



LOL wonky. I'm stealing that word. icon_razz.gif



feel free there's plenty to go around icon_wink.gifthumbs_up.gif
post #8 of 39
LOL...wonky!
I use that word all of the time. My hubby makes fun of me, but now I can tell him that I am completely normal!
post #9 of 39
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Originally Posted by robinscakes

Here's my Coach bag. I cut out a template from paper and held it on the fondant and made a scratch line around it with a toothpick. I painted the Cs in with dust and vodka. Tried a few things before that, but the last method seemed to work for me.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1210528



How did you so the coach tag?? that looks awesome!!!
post #10 of 39
The Coach bag I did was covered in fondant and what I did was go to Michael's and bought a wooden alphabet stamp set (I looked a bit for the alphabet set that had a "c" like the Coach "c"). Then I mix up some food coloring and a dab of water and used the stamp with it and stamped my cake.
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Originally Posted by moralna

The Coach bag I did was covered in fondant and what I did was go to Michael's and bought a wooden alphabet stamp set (I looked a bit for the alphabet set that had a "c" like the Coach "c"). Then I mix up some food coloring and a dab of water and used the stamp with it and stamped my cake.



I love the way your "c"'s look. Very much like a Coach purse. My sister's b-day is in June and I'd like to make her one. I was dreading making a bunch of c's from fondant.
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post #12 of 39
yeah - i think the stamping is easier, but first practice stamping a bit so that you can get the right consistency of the food coloring and water. you want clear, crisp letters. good luck!
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Thanks!
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post #14 of 39
moralna--I don't see the coach bag in your photos. Am I just missing it? Could you give us a link?
post #15 of 39
I did this one usign the 'pin-prick method' but I think next time I'll do the stencil method.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1336317
I had a hard time with the pin-prick method though...if you don't know how's is done is like this: draw your Cs on wax paper...place the wax paper on your cake/purse and then you poke little holes all around the Cs with a pin or a needle. When you lift the wax paper you'll have an impression of the Cs on your cake. After that you just draw the Cs with an edible marker and paint them. It's a long process if you're doing a big cake...that's why I did a small RKT purse icon_smile.gif
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