Happy Birthday to me…

Well…not really.  My birthday was a month ago and I had a game night/cocktail party.  I had great food, friends and of course cake.  I’m the person everyone calls when they need a cake, so for my birthday I knew  had to do something big…go all out.   I also wanted an expensive bag as a gift….well I came up with a simple solution, A louis vuitton purse cake!!  It was chocolate and white cake with chocolate buttercream. The cake is covered in Satin Ice Dark Chocolate and homemade marshmallow fondant.  The marshmallow fondant is so simple to make and taste yummy,  I guarantee you will not buy that gummy, gooey, lest than appetizing wilton fondant.  Needless to say my guests were impressed, some walked pass it without realize it was a cake! Pleasing to the eye and tummy.

Marshmallow fondant
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 tbsp water
1 1/2- 1 3/4 cup powder sugar

Place marshmallows in a standard 1 cup measuring cup and push down and pack them in. Place in a microwave safe bowl and add the water. Put in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Just long enough for them to soften and puff up. Take out and stir with a spoon until it is combined well. At this point it looks kind of soupy. Then add the sugar and mix and fold until all is incorporated and it is no longer sticky. Take it out of the bowl when it gets to the point where most of the sugar is incorporated and then knead it in with your hands. This takes roughly about 5-7 minutes. Take a fondant roller or a regular rolling pin and roll out just as you would with store bought fondant. You can roll this fondant almost paper thin and it also repairs well also. When handling the fondant it’s best to coat hands with Crisco to prevent sticking.

That’s me with my cake…it was a small cake, enough for my guests.

The inside of the cake was just as pretty as the outside. Chocolate and white cake with chocolate buttercream

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6 Comments

  1. June 17, 2010 / 7:47 pm

    I love to eat Marshmallows every day he he he.;-“

  2. July 25, 2010 / 9:11 pm

    i like to fry marshmallow in an open fire, they taste really great.”~”

  3. Shilo
    May 2, 2012 / 1:03 am

    I love your LV handbag cake. You did an excellent job. Also, thank you for sharing your Guyanese recipes. I will make my first dish and dessert for Sunday dinner! Last, but not least you are a great photographer as well.

  4. nadira
    September 19, 2012 / 5:23 am

    thank you for sharing all your wonderful recipes, you did a great job on your hand bag birthday cake. i love it

  5. JehanP
    September 19, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    You’re welcome Nadira and thank you for the compliment.

  6. Romona Taitram
    December 10, 2014 / 5:54 am

    Hi jehan… thanks to all yur recipes im able to cook my favourite guyanese dishes. And im jus about to make your spinge cake witb strawberry and whipped cream for my husband as he is a cake lover.
    P.s. yur Lv cake looks so good:)