DIY: Chanel 2.55 Cake

Every now and then, a girl indulges in new clothes but let’s face it, sweets are nice treats too! So that’s why Birdy and I decided to do something during the day: make a crazy cake! The Chanel 2.55 immediately popped in mind… We were serious about making one, so the next day we bought supplies and there we were baking a cake, like a boss!

Of course, sharing mouth-watering pictures is not enough… That’s why I’ll be sharing you step by step what you have to do! Good luck and don’t give up like we did a bit at the end :D

Preparing the cake to put in the oven is the first step. We knew we had a lot of work to do with the finishing touches of the cake, so we opted to go for prepared cake dough by Herta with both chocolate and vanilla. We filled 3 rectangular cake pans (buttered them first of course + some powdered sugar) with the marble cake dough from Herta and while the cakes were rising and become even more yummy then the dough – oops, sorry mom, I always eat the dough even though you taught me not to – we started making the chocolate buttercream.

We used these ingredients from Savory Sweet Life but ours didn’t turn out so chocolate brown but it was delish!

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or 1/2 pound), softened (but not melted!)
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream

After making the buttercream, start making the small details on the bag, such as the Chanel sign, the chains and last but not least the ‘leather’ of the bag! To make all of this, you’ll need cake fondant, which apparently exists in every color possible! We bought one white and 2 black ones. We covered the white with gold paint dust to make it look like actual chains. Don’t panic, everything we used, is eatable… Weird, huh?!

By now, the cakes will be ready and not at all in the shape you want them to be, that’s why you have to cut them to be flat so you can stack one onto another. The buttercream will come in between every piece and also around the whole cake, before you put the fondant around it. You’ll have to knead the fondant until it’s flat enough, cut it in the right size and draw the seams onto the bag. Then take the fondant and cover the cake with it. Put the final details on them to finish it up.

There you go… Piece of Chanel cake!

  • Birdy

    Waaaaauw, that looks delicious! :)
    & it was delicious ;)
    Hihihi..
    Calorieboem, maar kei kei lekker!!
    Next one after my long trip ;) i’ll let you know when i am ready for it ;) so be prepared!!

    Xx

  • http://www.secondagenda.be Grietje

    Wow!
    Ziet er echt wel super uit!
    Hele fashionable cake!
    Hopelijk smaakte ie even goed dan dat ie er uit ziet. :)

    xoxo
    Grietje

    http://www.secondagenda.be

  • http://sharkattackfashionblog.com Krizia

    Haha, echt super!
    Zou het ook wel willen proberen, maar ik denk niet dat ik er het geduld voor heb.
    Die taart zou al na 5 min. door mijn keuken vliegen.
    Maar jullie hebben het écht heel goed gedaan! :D

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack – Fashion Blog

  • http://stylingdutchman.blogspot.com annebeth

    loooool die taart :D :D

  • http://auxpaysdesmerveilles.wordpress.com Hannelore

    Haha wat leuk gedaan! Ik ozu er ook wel echt niet het geduld voor hebben vrees ik.

  • http://fashion-fools.blogspot.com/ Fashion Fools

    This is freakin’ cool :D ! I wouldn’t want to eat it, because it’s so pretty. Great job!

    XxX A.

  • immi

    Zalige cake, Afro! Nice!

  • http://lovethefashionlife.wordpress.com Maxime

    Oh my! Dit wordt sowieso mijn birthday cake volgend jaar! Gorgeous and it looks so YUMM!

    xo M.

  • Tessa

    mmmmmm super lekker!

  • http://brunetteblogging.com Brunette Blogging

    Superleuk, is eigenlijk toch nog goed gelukt! :) Ik zou er het geduld niet voor hebben :)

  • http://imaginetheswallows.blogspot.com claude

    awww super!!!

  • http://julianaandthedaydream.blogspot.be/ Juliana

    Wow! Great! to beautiful to eat :-D

  • http://www.ellaandlouise.com Marijs

    Impressive!

  • http://www.fashionaddict09.bogspot.be Lise

    Ziet er jummie uit!!

    Vanaf nu volg ik je blog! Hopelijk kom je ook eens een kijkje nemen op mijn blog! ( laat dan zeker een berichtje achter! , zou tof zijn!)

    http://www.fashionaddict09.bogspot.be

  • http://peachesandpeaches.blogspot.com Karolien

    Very cool!

  • http://www.eyeful.be Eyeful

    Amai, die ziet er echt wel knap uit!

    Jeroen

  • http://chroniclesofagingergirl.blogspot.com Nikki | The Ginger Diaries

    Mijngod, die cake ziet er geslaagd uit! en ook wel een beetje grappig, haha :)

  • http://thisisaloveshack.blogspost.com Karolien

    Wow, die ziet er echt super leuk uit!
    Ik ga deze link tegen mijn verjaardag subtiel doorsturen naar vrienden & dan hopen dat ik ook zo’n taart krijg :p
    xo Karolien
    thisisaloveshack.blogspot.com

  • http://downtowndreaming.blogspot.be/ Charlotte T.

    We hebben ons vandaag aan de Chanel Cake gewaagd. Hij is goed gelukt (ook ziet hij er niet zo mooi uit als deze, haha) dankzij je goede uitleg en de prentjes :)

    x Charlotte en Geraldine

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