Handbag and cycling shoes from velvet cake (Brown Velvet Cake)

For the birthday of my world best sister, I made a handbag this year, as a voucher for a real handbag, and matching cycling shoes as a gift voucher from her boyfriend. I had planned to make red velvet cake, but I didn't have enough red food coloring left, I thought purple would be nice - that is, I used red and blue paste color and purple powder color. Well, as you can see, all that made a pretty velvety brown... at one point, however, you can see a little purple streak ;-) I was not that happy with the used recipe and with the resulting cake falling badly in after baking, but everyone else thought that it tasted good, so all's well!

340 g flour (2.5 cups)
400 g sugar (2 cups)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
130 g of oil (1.5 cups)

140 g buttermilk (1 cup)
1 tablespoon vinegar
60 ml food coloring
350 g chocolate with 70% cocoa

200 g whipping cream 

1 serving Gelatin fondant


Mix the dry ingredients, mix the liquid ingredients and stir the two together.

I used a 22cm mold and 4 muffin cups, the mold forthe handbag, the muffins for the shoes.

Bake for about 30 minutes at 180°C  or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Halve the cake and put the parts together to form a half circle-shaped cake. Shape the shoes out of muffins. Roll out one third of the gelatin fondant and cut it in half in order to wrap the first shoe.

Feststellen, dass die Zeit für den zweiten Schuh nicht mehr reicht. Die Handtasche in der Mitte mit Ganache füllen und einstreichen.

Use the fondant to wrap the cake without adding ganache forst, to cut the fondant to size.
Then coat the shoe with ganache and wrap with fondant. Add a piece of fondant as shoe tongue stuck in the muffin. Find that the time for the other shoe is no longer enough. Fill the handbag in the middle with ganache filling and coat it all around.

Cover the handbag with white fondant and decorate it with pink colored fondant.

Happy Birthday, Nati! :-)

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