First I had to bake four cakes (two dark chocolate and two white chocolate) with one tin!! Equipment is quite expensive, so I have been using what I have. The cakes turned out very well and I have been using the same recipe for my cupcakes.
Here is the cake un-iced sandwiched together with chocolate buttercream. This was a very chocolately cake.
I then carved the shape of the bag -
I then had to ice the cake. My intention was to use white fondant and colour it brown, but that didn't work as the colour did not come out brown enough. I was advised to use chocolate flavoured fondant which was the exact colour I needed.
At this point I thought there was no way I was going to make this cake look like a Louis Vuitton bag. More like a big lump of chocolate on a board! But someone was expecting it for their birthday celebrations and I couldn't let them down. So the next thing I did was paint the logos on the cake. I did this by copying the logos from the Internet and cutting them out in card. I then used the card as a stencil which I pressed lightly into the fondant to show me where to paint. This meant that I have to paint the stencilling all at once because once the fondant starts to dry it would crack when I pressed the logo into it. It took me about three hours to paint all the logos on!!!! My back was killing me by the end.