meme Posted 28 Dec 2004 , 10:13pm
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Hi,! i am new to the site and still new with the decorating I have been asked by a friend to make her daughters birthday cake she is having a "make over party" and would like maybe a cake shaped out of a purse I saw links to some cake ideas from a previous topic but I am not quite sure how to make a purse. Help please icon_smile.gif

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auzzi Posted 4 Jan 2005 , 11:39am
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Super simple one - a violet clutch purse with purple cord strap


# Make a sheet cake [favourite flavour] for the body of the purse


# Purse-flap
1. take a piece of thin cardboard - 13" long /about 10" wide

2. make a fold two inches from the edge

3. make another fold beside it - the thickness of your cake plus icing. The card-borad should look hook-like.

4. shape the remaining cardboard into a "purse flap" - triangular is good.


# To make it up on a cake-board:

1. rest the sheet cake on the first fold of the cardboard [longwise matching] - dangle the rest away from the cake

2. ice the cake how you like eg smooth violet buttercream with lines indented to suggext quilting

3. bring the dangling piece up and over the cake - take a mini-oreo and place it on the cake for the flap to rest on - lay it down

4 buttercream the flap - quilt it - and lay another mini-oreo on top [directly above the other oreo]. This is the "clasp" of the "purse flap"

5. take a piece of purple upholstery cording - knotted both end and lay it down around the "top" of the purse to make the shoulderstrap - gold is good, also.

To cut - lift the flap and slide it out from under to remove. As it is iced underneath, no problems: then just cut as normal.

meme Posted 10 Jan 2005 , 2:07pm
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Thank you for the response neat idea!

MrsMissey Posted 15 Jan 2005 , 8:03pm
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Did you happen to see the purse cake done by "Cakesbysam" posted on this website? Look in the Galleries section and then go to the Uncategorized section and under childrens cakes you will see the one that she did. It doesn't have instructions but you could probably figure it out on your own. Hope this helps, happpy baking, Missey

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