Where'd I Go Wrong? Purse Cake Disaster...

Decorating By CharmingConfections Updated 26 Jul 2008 , 4:49pm by CharmingConfections

CharmingConfections Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 3:46pm
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My first purse cake. I used two 8x8 squares and cut in half, stacked with buttercream between, and put two dowels down through. As you can see it's all slumped and leaning one way icon_sad.gif
WHere did I go wrong?

11 replies
koumi Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 5:43pm
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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?

yvy_cano Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 5:50pm
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Maybe the dowels slipped out of place?

Rosie2 Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 5:57pm
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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??

msulli10 Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 5:58pm
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Maybe you should have put the cakes on cardboard first to give it more structure ?

justsweet Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 6:13pm
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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.

CharmingConfections Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 8:16pm
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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!

sarahpierce Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 11:41am
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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 thumbs_up.gif .

woodthi32 Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 11:54am
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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!!

MikeRowesHunny Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 12:01pm
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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!

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 1:57pm
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your cake looks so good. it looks real. i wanna buy it. (addicted to Juicy bags) the font is perfectly done.

CharmingConfections Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 4:49pm
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Thanks everyone. I think they need to edit the tutorial to say they need the cardboard between the layers. Lesson learned! icon_wink.gif

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