This cake was also made for a colleague who was leaving to go and work abroad. I didn’t have much time to make the cake so I was looking for a fairly simple cake design that wouldn’t be too complicated or take too much time. A suitcase theme seemed appropriate with the flag of the UK and of North Korea where he would be travelling to.
I didn’t actually have my rectangle cake tin so I ended up just using 2 square tins for the length of the cake. For almost all of my cakes you will find that I tend to make Marshmallow Fondant for the icing and the decorations. I prefer this to standard fondant mainly because of the taste; not only do most of the people eating my cakes prefer this icing but I prefer it as well which is very important!
The details on the suitcase are all Marshmallow fondant as well and were modelled off of suitcase templates. The only addition that I would add is that I added edible gold dust to the gold details to give it a nicer effect. For the ‘suitcase’ effect I ran a Wilton straight wheel tool along the middle of the 3 sides of the cake. Alternatively the back of a knife could also work pressing into the fondant; make sure to not press too hard however incase of ripping the fondant.