I can't help with the slumping side, but I can say that your front is done really well. How did you get the font so perfectly?
Maybe the dowels slipped out of place?
I wish I could help you...the only purse I've made was done out of rice krispies and was put on top of the actual cake...sort of, like a cake topper.
I'll be honest with you...I love your cake!!! I understand how feel about the side but the front looks perfect and so detailed!! how did you do the letters??
Maybe you should have put the cakes on cardboard first to give it more structure ?
Did you use a cake board between the layers to give support due to the height. Stacking a cake high with out board will cause it to collapse, so sorry this happen to you.
NO, I didn't use cardboard between! that must be why! I didn't thin it said to in the tutorial..? I will have to go take a second look.
The font - I made a stencil. I chose my font, typed it out on thick vellum and used a stencil cutter to cut it out. Then used Royal Icing over it to apply to cake. ( I am a graphic artist so I have design programs and stuff to my advantage!)
Thank You Everyone!
The thing is - it's a purse, and real purses slump. I've never made one, but I think it looks realistic. I understand you want it to be perfect, but I love it! I still think you did a good job, especially for your first one .
Coincidentally, I was looking at the tutorial last night and noticed it did not say to but a board between what would amount to two tiers of cake.
That said, your cake is FABULOUS!!
Yep, 8ins of cake without a board at the 4in mark is what caused this. Lesson learned for next time, but I still love this one!
your cake looks so good. it looks real. i wanna buy it. (addicted to Juicy bags) the font is perfectly done.
Thanks everyone. I think they need to edit the tutorial to say they need the cardboard between the layers. Lesson learned!