This might be my favorite cake to date! I always love my cakes and often times have a hard time parting with them, but this one is super special. I was asked to make the cake look like a stack of luggage to celebrate a travel themed wedding. But that was the only requirement! I was given freedom to make the luggage in any shape, texture, and color I wish.
For the bottom tier, I used an alligator texture mat to give the brown fondant this leather look. Once the cake was covered, I brushed it with brown petal dust to give the texture more life. Now this suitcase really looks worn. I made all the buckles and handles ahead of time and allowed them to dry. Once they were dry I was able to paint them with gold luster dust.
The blue and purple tiers were made with a goosebumps fondant texture mat. The texture mat really makes them look like leather! I used a quilting tool to give the leather some stitched detail. Those little details are really what make this cake look more like luggage.
Here’s a better look at the top tier. It’s more of a rounded suitcase, I wanted to give the cake a little more dimension instead of having each tier rectangular. The clasps on this tier are super cute.
Here is the back of the cake. I couldn’t leave it plain, I had to add little hinges to each suitcase and I’m so glad I did! Those hinges finish off the look, giving the cake a 360 degree design. Congrats on your special day!