How To Keep Purse Cake From Leaning?

Decorating By jayla Updated 2 May 2008 , 4:03pm by Cake_Princess

jayla Posted 2 May 2008 , 10:32am
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I tried to make my first purse cake. How do you keep it from leaning?
Are dowel supports needed for purse cake?

Any help with how to construct purse is really needed.

Help please,
jayla

5 replies
Bakingbythebeach Posted 2 May 2008 , 12:13pm
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Have you tried duct tape? Seriuosly, I'd use some dowels. Can't hurt to try! Happy Baking!

allee Posted 2 May 2008 , 1:40pm
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I used a fat straw (Mickey D's) right thru the middle of mine. I left it in there until right before I covered it in fondant. I made sure that the b/c was crusted well, then removed it and covered in MMF. Delivered it 20 miles away w/no problems. HTH
My purse cake is in my photos

sweetcakes Posted 2 May 2008 , 2:17pm
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i have a cake board in the middle with dowels (straws) supporting, then before putting on the handles hammer 2 bamboo skewers through from the top down into the cake board. its not going to shift at all or lean.

aandecakedesign Posted 2 May 2008 , 3:20pm
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I USED 2 LONG DOWELS. CUT THE CAKE FROM A 1/4 SHEET AND STACKED.

Cake_Princess Posted 2 May 2008 , 4:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jayla

I tried to make my first purse cake. How do you keep it from leaning?
Are dowel supports needed for purse cake?

Any help with how to construct purse is really needed.

Help please,
jayla




This will sound like a stupid question however, did you level your cake before you started stacking? If you did not level the layers then that can leave you with a "leaning tower of pisa" effect. If you are going to use straws as dowels make sure you use the fat straws.

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