I've always wanted a Louis Vuitton cake in my portfolio and
finally got an order for one - the multicolour one. So about three weeks ago I crafted this lovely cake and loved every minute/hour making it - even the frustrating parts. But I had warned the client that it is not a cake that should be done in two days - the handles need a longer time to harden.
Anyway, she desperately wanted the cake, so I set about making the handles, with two days to go. It never got hard enough - not in this weather! Toward the end I was a bit rushed and never took a photo, only this one halfway through, with none of the "akkeltjies" on yet (lol!).
She promised me a photo but on her way to work she broke the handles. So guys, this is the only visual I have of my LV cake...And ofcourse tons of sorry feelings for the client, as she was too far for me to correct it.
Two valuable lessons learnt:
1. use strong wire in the handles :( During the summer they're fine without wire...
2. be firm when advising clients on the possibilities. We know the substances and ingredients we are working with - the skill/time requirements and limitation. Don't be bullied into a situation that will make you look unprofessional in the end.