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With lots of planning, plenty of perseverance, much support from friends and my room which i turned upside down..
I made an LV bag cake. The hardsided luggage to be exact.
This whole thing took my about 2 days. It’s for my boyfriend’s mom who’s turning 50 on the 15th of April. But i arranged a surprise dinner on the 11th, a sunday. Boy, was it a blast.
First day was spent making the knitty gritty details of the cake. The buckles and what not.
Painted in gold! I was so nervous about this cake. Didn’t know if it’ll turn out well, i didn’t dare announce it to everyone that i was gonna attempt one! Until halfway through the process i gave myself away by putting my Facebook status as “LV should just hire me” HAHA.
First day was also spent rolling out chocolate fondant and painting in the pattern. Yes, every single symbol is handpainted. I had to take breaks in between because my back was killing me! These 5 rows of symbols took me about 1.5 hours to paint.
Can you imagine i had soooo many to paint?!
This was into the second day already and i still haven’t finished painting them in! I was so panicky.. At this point i asked my boyfriend..
Me: Do you think i’m crazy?
Him: To do this cake? Nope, but it’s making you go crazy i think.
Painted in all the sides finally and put on the details. Had to measure every single thing carefully! Didn’t wanna screw up after all i’ve done!
Pieced them together and i could just die happy at that moment 😛 Almost there! At this point there was only about 1.5 hours left to dinner!!!!!
Did the handle.. Added the buckles and made a tag.
Hehe, ready to go!
Happy 50th Birthday!
My dad saw it and couldn’t stop laughing. He was so amused by it. My stepmom and dad kept snapping away with their phones and sent it to their friends. I instantly got a cake order 6 months in advance to make this for a Registry of Marriage! Omg.. Not confirmed yet though.
Can’t imagine being stuck in my room with fondant and colouring for another 2 whole days! LOL. My stepmom then joked with me that she wants a Bottega for her birthday this year HAHAHA. I’ll just go nuts weaving fondant.
Then made our way to dinner. I was holding on to the cake with my life.. My boyfriend is an *ahem* awesome *cough* driver. Hahahahah.
Hehe i love this place.
Oh by the way. This is the decoy cake. Her sister had an evil idea and bought a small cake and stuck 50 candles in! Hahaha! So we conned her into thinking this was her birthday cake. Omg, i felt so bad. Haha! But yeah, she was pleasantly surprised when she saw us all there.
We ate in the alfresco area! A little warm that evening.. But it wasn’t that bad.
For starters, to share..
Three Dips with Assorted Breads and Crisps
Grilled Squid Salad
And the main courses..
Signature Prawn Pasta with Zucchini and Parmigiano Cheese
Rotisserie Chicken with Desiree Potato Puree and Broccoli
Signature Spruce Burger with Hand Cut Chips
The food was awesome i must say. I personally like the pasta best! Each of us were to have one main each but ended up sharing everything. The portions were a little too small if you ask me. But the staff there were really helpful.
After dinner.. We brought out the surprise 🙂
I wrote in the birthday card “Because i cannot afford a genuine LV bag, i baked you one” HAHAHA!
It’s a 3-layered carrot cake btw.
2 days of work, destroyed in 2 secs of the knife. Haha, but it was all sooooo worth it. Looking at all the smiles and hearing all the praises 🙂
When i uploaded the photos yesterday on facebook, comments were flooding in! Made my day. Hehe, more cake orders coming in! Don’t know if i’d still be ambitious enough to do more of these cakes 😛
Thanks for reading!