Make Up Bag Cake & Cupcakes
A make up bag Cake or cupcakes is a great birthday, celebration or just get well gift for any lady to bring a big smile. Simple easy to make and a little attention to details is all it takes.
You know how sometimes you have a brain freeze? That's what happen to me with this cake.
When I went to make the make up I did not know where to begin? My brain just wouldn't work. I tried to search on line to get some ideas. I found lots of beautiful make up cakes but no tutorial.
So I went to my own make up bag. Got some of the stuff out. and started working on it. Made the nail polish, compact... and the next thing you know I had made the whole set...! It was just so much fun. Lucky I remembered to take pictures for you.
So Here's a little of how I made these
- Gum paste Eye Shadow - This is how I mad the gum paste eye shadow.. the pictures are self explanatory I think?
- Gum paste compact. Quite simple really.
- Nail polish, Mascara - hand molded.
You could do any shape you want. I have some this shape so just use that as a guide.
- The blush brush - I use a knife to make the brush marks. You could use the extruder but I was afraid it would give a broom effect.
- Gum Paste Lipstick - I wanted to make it red. But since the bag was red... use pink.
three pieces then pushed the cocktail stick into the base and done. I used a pair of scissors to snip the brush.
For the Make Up Bag Cake..
This is my light and fluffy Vanilla cake. This is a 8 inch / 20 cm cake 2 inches tall. Cut in half then stacked with the round end facing up.
Crumb coated with Buttercream and then covered it with my homemade fondant recipes
A strip of grey for the zipper. Used the stitch tool to make the zipper and stitch impression.
Then added red borders to seal the zipper. See the finished cake.
Used an extruder to make the rope borders.
Added more details - Flower design on the front and back. Applied silver luster dust diluted in vodka for the metal effect.
It was a quick cake - last minute for a friend daughter. So had to do a rush job.
Disclaimer : This is an old tutorial from 2012 when I was fairly new at cake decorating myself. Please look at more recent tutorials to check if I have a more recent tutorial. Thanks.