This cake was for a bridal shower and was a replica of the bride-to-be's checkerboard LV purse with a matching wallet.
Step 2: Carve Carefully: I always post photos on my wall of the purse images in all different angles. Make sure you have a sharp knife (I use a large bread knife and a smaller one for finer details) and I cover my work surface with the plastic wrap that my cakes were covered in. Very easy clean up and you should always keep your work area and sinks as clean as possible.
For this design, I started with the front angle of the cake, then moved to the side angle. I carved only small pieces off and then stood back regularly to look at the cake from every angle. For this purse, I also added in some extra indentations as purses are never perfectly pouffy (is that a word?)
I added some additional white fondant to my chocolate fondant to get the proper LV brown.
Once the fondant is fitted perfectly around the cake, I cut off the excess fondant with my scraper. Some people use a pizza cutter, but I prefer the scraper.LV Logo purses, you have to freehand paint every logo. I don't know of a stencil or any easier way to do it.
Once it was painted, then I moved the cake to the sturdy cakeboard. It was covered in a pastel pink which I think makes the brown stand out more. Then I added the rest of the decorations and it all came together.