Cupcake Monday! The Handbag Edition (Unbelievable!)
The bag above (is that a Fendi?) has a metallic looking D-ring and grommets, and I would have to see those 'stitches' in person to see believe they're not machine stitched thread. The cake is not actually cake but molded burfee (or sweatmeat, a kind of marzipan-like concoction). To create the details ShamsD summons the cake decorating goddesses from the pastry shop in heaven and they endow her with magical powers that can only manifest themselves through the manipulation of icing. At least I think that's how she makes these, I can't think of any other logical explanation.
Oh just shut up! This was ShamsD's first handbag (you can so see all the rookie mistakes, snort). She says she was rushed (obviously) and didn't have time to mix the black properly and so it turned out a bit grey (unforgivable). On the way home from the class she hit some bumpy roads and parts of the cake were damaged so she had to strip them off and redo them. ShamsD might not be 100% happy with her result but if this were mine I'd be going door-to-door in the neighbourhood making sure everyone had a good look, took pictures of it on their phones which they would then set as their wallpaper and finally, they would commit my name to memory.
This was made for her 10 year-old niece and it looks as sweet as it must taste. It's white chocolate mud cake covered in white chocolate ganache. It could be actual mud and I wouldn't really care. I'd still eat it.