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post #1 of 24
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What is the best way to make a (preferably STANDING) shopping bag cake?

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post #2 of 24
Maybe 2 9x13" cut in thirds (width. so out of both cakes you'll get 6- 4 1/3 x9") I think 6 would give you a nice height for a standing shopping bag'; each layer should be 2" high or just about, so that's 12" (ruler height, it will be a little higher because of filling). HTH
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post #3 of 24
Once you do this you may or may not want to carve; if you do level, fill, stack, double wrap in plastic and freeze cakes first (about 30 min. you if need it right away or until needed then let thaw wrapped 30 mins.).
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post #4 of 24
I recently did one to serve 40. I used 2, 9x13 cakes.

I wanted the cake to be wider rather than taller, so I cut each cake into 4.5x13 inch pieces. I made 2, 4 inch tall "tiers" and stacked them , so I got an 8" tall, 13" wide cake. I cut my fondant panels for the bag sides a bit taller--about 9.5 inches.

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post #5 of 24
Blakescakes, I love your bag. Into my favorites it goes. If the op decides to go with a tall bag Let's say around 12", should she add a cake board between the third and fourth cakes? How does that work she ices the three bottom cakes let crust then add a board and continue on?
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post #6 of 24
Wow! That's a really nice cake and tutorial. Thanks for sharing!
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post #7 of 24
I have a cake board and supports every 4" of vertical cake, so yes, with a 12" high cake, that 3rd "tier" would be on it's own board (just like the second tier here is on it's own board) and there would be 3 more dowels in the second tier. The long dowels would also be 4 inches longer.

I covered each "tier" as an individual cake because of the way the hostess wanted to disassemble and serve/save the cake. You can certainly just stack the cake and buttercream it, too. I just did that with an 8" tall box.

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post #8 of 24
Great info, thanks for sharing!
post #9 of 24
I did one very similar to the above example:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1660099

Although I just did the inside cake in buttercream, with a board halfway up (and straw supports) for serving ease.

Also I pieced together the sides to make the bag look "creased" because I wanted them to be slightly indented like a real unfolded bag, but then my sizes got "off" and I was not able to do that. So the sides were three pieces each...the bottom triangle and the two side panels, and then royaled together. Then airbrushed. Next time I'll make sure the pieces are large enough to indent. thumbs_up.gif
post #10 of 24
BlakesCakes, how did you ge tthe perfect writing of the Saks Fifth Avenue?
post #11 of 24
I have done several American Eagle shopping bags. I use the 1/2 sheet cake and cut into equal peices. Use a silver/gold foil covered cake board or if you us covered wood you will need dowels screwed in the bottom. With the cake board you can push the dowels through the cake and right through the board.
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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by chanielisalevy

BlakesCakes, how did you ge tthe perfect writing of the Saks Fifth Avenue?



I ran off a copy of the logo on my printer (I found it at google images) and then I just used the pointed end of a cel stick (small rolling pin the size of 2 pencils with a rounded end and a pointed end) to "scribe" it into the fondant. I went down the middle of the letters, only.

I used food markers to mark that central scribed line of each letter and then I used the marker to fill out the letters freehand.

Thanks for noticing--I was really happy with the way it came out.

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post #13 of 24
You guys' bags look great!

@ BlakesCakes thanks for sharing. I will try to make one, soon.
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post #14 of 24
Awesome cakes! Blakescakes, I too was wondering how the logo was made. Wow, yr freehand coloring is perfect, Love it!
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post #15 of 24
OP - great question! Blakescakes, thank you so much for the tutorial! I wondered how those bags were done! (ok, too many exclaimation points...) Thank you
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