New York Gucci Cake

New York Gucci Handbag cake

I’ve been taking a break from baking novelty cakes to concentrate on my new business (more on that in the previous post), but this cake was for a regular customer and I couldn’t say no. Especially as I had made her daughters 16th and 18th birthday cake, and this new commission was to do her 21st!

The brief was to create a sophisticated New York themed birthday cake for her daughter who was visiting the big apple to buy her dream handbag, the Gucci Marmont!

So before I waffle on forever, here is the cake!



The cake was a 10″ victoria sponge, and the handbag on top was also made from carved cake. The New York Skyline was cut from Squires Kitchen black flower paste using a scalpel knife, following a template I made. The apple was made from rice crispy treats and covered in sugar paste.

I ordered a handbag chain mould for the cake but the bad weather held up the delivery and so I had to make it by hand. This created a great effect, but it took a lot longer to do as each chain link was individually made. They were cut using small circle cutters, then linked together with edible glue. It was also quite delicate as really it should have been left to dry over night, but there just wasn’t time! Once it was finished I dusted it with gold lustre.

Hand made handbag chain for a handbag cake
Hand made handbag chain for a handbag cake

Thankfully the customer loved the cake, as did her daughter. I really hope you like it too, let me know what you think!

Find out more about us at Baked. Cupcakery!


We are so excited to announce the launch of our new online printed cupcake shop “Print Cakes.” Local orders can still be placed at Baked Cupcakery, but Print Cakes can send our personalised cupcakes across the UK!


We have been baking logo and photo cupcakes for years at Baked and we thought it was about time we shared them with the whole UK. During our time in the kitchen, we have created thousands of branded cupcakes for lots of companies, even Sir Richard Branson has had a bite. Last year we made over 7000 to celebrate the launch of the new Transpennine Express, now that is a lot of cake. See our corporate cupcakes here.


Print Cakes will not only continue supplying logo cupcakes for businesses but also create personalised cupcakes for birthdays, gifts and well… pretty much any occasion (there’s always and excuse for cake). It has a large selection of ready made designs, some of which can be personalised with names. There are also photo upload and message cupcakes available, is there anything better than eating a cupcake with your face on it?! See our personalised cupcakes here.

They are available in boxes of 6 and 12 for smaller gifts, or you can order up to 100 online for parties and larger celebrations. If you require even more cupcakes (7000?!) then you can get in touch at or give us a call and we will sort it all out for you.

Please check it out and give us some support on our new venture here –> PRINT CAKES