Stand Up Purse Cake

Decorating By ikklejo Updated 30 Jun 2009 , 9:44pm by mkm25

ikklejo Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 9:49am
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How do you make the stand up purse cake? Is it by using the wilton purse pan or is that a flat cake? I have an 18th cake to make for a girl for next wednesday and thought this would be a lovel idea but am wondering how difficult it is!! Anyone made one?

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solascakes Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 10:19am
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No but i'm planning to,don't know how though,i'm interested to see what comes up. Good luck.

imamommy1205 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:56pm
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I have never made one, but if you are good at carving..maybe you could make a dome cake and cave it into a purse shape. I am sure there is a pan out there somewhere though. Maybe search the gallery for pics and PM the person who made it? Or just google for instructions. I seem to remember familyfun had one? I am not 100% sure on that though. Check out Betty Crocker's website too.

imamommy1205 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:57pm
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I have never made one, but if you are good at carving..maybe you could make a dome cake and cave it into a purse shape. I am sure there is a pan out there somewhere though. Maybe search the gallery for pics and PM the person who made it? Or just google for instructions. I seem to remember familyfun had one? I am not 100% sure on that though. Check out Betty Crocker's website too.

CookieO Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:44pm
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all of the 3d stand up purse cakes that I have seen are carved cakes.

CookieO Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:45pm
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all of the 3d stand up purse cakes that I have seen are carved cakes.

CookieO Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:46pm
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all of the 3d stand up purse cakes that I have seen are carved cakes.

tyty Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 4:02pm
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An easy purse cake to make if you are not used to carving or just want a quick cake is to use an oval or round pan cut in 1/2, then stand it up. If you take a look at the cakes in my photos, they were all done using round or oval pans cut in 1/2. They were small 7 or 10 inch oval, 8 or 9 inch round. If you want a larger cake I would carve it. I don't know if this method would work for a large purse cake.

tyty Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 4:03pm
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An easy purse cake to make if you are not used to carving or just want a quick cake is to use an oval or round pan cut in 1/2, then stand it up. If you take a look at the cakes in my photos, they were all done using round or oval pans cut in 1/2. They were small 7 or 10 inch oval, 8 or 9 inch round. If you want a larger cake I would carve it. I don't know if this method would work for a large purse cake.

tyty Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 4:04pm
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An easy purse cake to make if you are not used to carving or just want a quick cake is to use an oval or round pan cut in 1/2, then stand it up. If you take a look at the cakes in my photos, they were all done using round or oval pans cut in 1/2. They were small 7 or 10 inch oval, 8 or 9 inch round. If you want a larger cake I would carve it. I don't know if this method would work for a large purse cake.

ikklejo Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 5:09pm
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tyty Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 5:15pm
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Let me know how it works out for you.

tyty Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 5:16pm
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Let me know how it works out for you.

tyty Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 5:17pm
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Let me know how it works out for you.

ikklejo Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 5:25pm
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mkm25 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 5:33pm
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If you're not afraid of a little carving (only a tiny bit is needed), here's how I created the purse cake in my photos:

I took 2 rectangle (13x9-inch) cakes, cut them in half, and then stacked them on top of each other. So, here's what I had from, bottom to top: cake board, cake, filling, cake, cardboard wrapped in wax paper, cake, filling, cake. Remember to put dowels under the cardboard to support the top part of the cake. Then, I carved the top part of the cake so that it was rounded like a purse. There's really not a lot of carving to do, you just need to get a nice round top. Use a serrated knife to do the carving and just take a little bit off at a time. Then, ice the whole cake with buttercream and cover that with fondant. I used the food writer pens to make the LV pattern on the fondant. It takes some time, but it's not too difficult.

If I were you, I'd go ahead and make the purse handles out of gum paste so they can start drying. I waited until 2 days before the party to do mine and they didn't completely dry in time. To add a little detail, I used a Wilton tool to make a stitch pattern around the purse and on the handles. I can't remember what the tool is called though. It's a little handle and has 3 different round pieces you can mount in it. One of them makes small dots and one makes a dashed line, which is what I used. Alternatively, you can just use a tool you already have to do this. icon_smile.gif

I think that's it! This cake will easily serve about 20 people. I just tell them to serve the top portion, remove the cardboard, and then serve the bottom half. Good luck!

mkm25 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 5:34pm
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If you're not afraid of a little carving (only a tiny bit is needed), here's how I created the purse cake in my photos:

I took 2 rectangle (13x9-inch) cakes, cut them in half, and then stacked them on top of each other. So, here's what I had from, bottom to top: cake board, cake, filling, cake, cardboard wrapped in wax paper, cake, filling, cake. Remember to put dowels under the cardboard to support the top part of the cake. Then, I carved the top part of the cake so that it was rounded like a purse. There's really not a lot of carving to do, you just need to get a nice round top. Use a serrated knife to do the carving and just take a little bit off at a time. Then, ice the whole cake with buttercream and cover that with fondant. I used the food writer pens to make the LV pattern on the fondant. It takes some time, but it's not too difficult.

If I were you, I'd go ahead and make the purse handles out of gum paste so they can start drying. I waited until 2 days before the party to do mine and they didn't completely dry in time. To add a little detail, I used a Wilton tool to make a stitch pattern around the purse and on the handles. I can't remember what the tool is called though. It's a little handle and has 3 different round pieces you can mount in it. One of them makes small dots and one makes a dashed line, which is what I used. Alternatively, you can just use a tool you already have to do this. icon_smile.gif

I think that's it! This cake will easily serve about 20 people. I just tell them to serve the top portion, remove the cardboard, and then serve the bottom half. Good luck!

mkm25 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 5:35pm
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If you're not afraid of a little carving (only a tiny bit is needed), here's how I created the purse cake in my photos:

I took 2 rectangle (13x9-inch) cakes, cut them in half, and then stacked them on top of each other. So, here's what I had from, bottom to top: cake board, cake, filling, cake, cardboard wrapped in wax paper, cake, filling, cake. Remember to put dowels under the cardboard to support the top part of the cake. Then, I carved the top part of the cake so that it was rounded like a purse. There's really not a lot of carving to do, you just need to get a nice round top. Use a serrated knife to do the carving and just take a little bit off at a time. Then, ice the whole cake with buttercream and cover that with fondant. I used the food writer pens to make the LV pattern on the fondant. It takes some time, but it's not too difficult.

If I were you, I'd go ahead and make the purse handles out of gum paste so they can start drying. I waited until 2 days before the party to do mine and they didn't completely dry in time. To add a little detail, I used a Wilton tool to make a stitch pattern around the purse and on the handles. I can't remember what the tool is called though. It's a little handle and has 3 different round pieces you can mount in it. One of them makes small dots and one makes a dashed line, which is what I used. Alternatively, you can just use a tool you already have to do this. icon_smile.gif

I think that's it! This cake will easily serve about 20 people. I just tell them to serve the top portion, remove the cardboard, and then serve the bottom half. Good luck!

mkm25 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 5:36pm
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If you're not afraid of a little carving (only a tiny bit is needed), here's how I created the purse cake in my photos:

I took 2 rectangle (13x9-inch) cakes, cut them in half, and then stacked them on top of each other. So, here's what I had from, bottom to top: cake board, cake, filling, cake, cardboard wrapped in wax paper, cake, filling, cake. Remember to put dowels under the cardboard to support the top part of the cake. Then, I carved the top part of the cake so that it was rounded like a purse. There's really not a lot of carving to do, you just need to get a nice round top. Use a serrated knife to do the carving and just take a little bit off at a time. Then, ice the whole cake with buttercream and cover that with fondant. I used the food writer pens to make the LV pattern on the fondant. It takes some time, but it's not too difficult.

If I were you, I'd go ahead and make the purse handles out of gum paste so they can start drying. I waited until 2 days before the party to do mine and they didn't completely dry in time. To add a little detail, I used a Wilton tool to make a stitch pattern around the purse and on the handles. I can't remember what the tool is called though. It's a little handle and has 3 different round pieces you can mount in it. One of them makes small dots and one makes a dashed line, which is what I used. Alternatively, you can just use a tool you already have to do this. icon_smile.gif

I think that's it! This cake will easily serve about 20 people. I just tell them to serve the top portion, remove the cardboard, and then serve the bottom half. Good luck!

mkm25 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 5:38pm
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If you're not afraid of a little carving (only a tiny bit is needed), here's how I created the purse cake in my photos:

I took 2 rectangle (13x9-inch) cakes, cut them in half, and then stacked them on top of each other. So, here's what I had from, bottom to top: cake board, cake, filling, cake, cardboard wrapped in wax paper, cake, filling, cake. Remember to put dowels under the cardboard to support the top part of the cake. Then, I carved the top part of the cake so that it was rounded like a purse. There's really not a lot of carving to do, you just need to get a nice round top. Use a serrated knife to do the carving and just take a little bit off at a time. Then, ice the whole cake with buttercream and cover that with fondant. I used the food writer pens to make the LV pattern on the fondant. It takes some time, but it's not too difficult.

If I were you, I'd go ahead and make the purse handles out of gum paste so they can start drying. I waited until 2 days before the party to do mine and they didn't completely dry in time. To add a little detail, I used a Wilton tool to make a stitch pattern around the purse and on the handles. I can't remember what the tool is called though. It's a little handle and has 3 different round pieces you can mount in it. One of them makes small dots and one makes a dashed line, which is what I used. Alternatively, you can just use a tool you already have to do this. icon_smile.gif

I think that's it! This cake will easily serve about 20 people. I just tell them to serve the top portion, remove the cardboard, and then serve the bottom half. Good luck!

mkm25 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 5:39pm
post #24 of 33

If you're not afraid of a little carving (only a tiny bit is needed), here's how I created the purse cake in my photos:

I took 2 rectangle (13x9-inch) cakes, cut them in half, and then stacked them on top of each other. So, here's what I had from, bottom to top: cake board, cake, filling, cake, cardboard wrapped in wax paper, cake, filling, cake. Remember to put dowels under the cardboard to support the top part of the cake. Then, I carved the top part of the cake so that it was rounded like a purse. There's really not a lot of carving to do, you just need to get a nice round top. Use a serrated knife to do the carving and just take a little bit off at a time. Then, ice the whole cake with buttercream and cover that with fondant. I used the food writer pens to make the LV pattern on the fondant. It takes some time, but it's not too difficult.

If I were you, I'd go ahead and make the purse handles out of gum paste so they can start drying. I waited until 2 days before the party to do mine and they didn't completely dry in time. To add a little detail, I used a Wilton tool to make a stitch pattern around the purse and on the handles. I can't remember what the tool is called though. It's a little handle and has 3 different round pieces you can mount in it. One of them makes small dots and one makes a dashed line, which is what I used. Alternatively, you can just use a tool you already have to do this. icon_smile.gif

I think that's it! This cake will easily serve about 20 people. I just tell them to serve the top portion, remove the cardboard, and then serve the bottom half. Good luck!

mkm25 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 5:40pm
post #25 of 33

If you're not afraid of a little carving (only a tiny bit is needed), here's how I created the purse cake in my photos:

I took 2 rectangle (13x9-inch) cakes, cut them in half, and then stacked them on top of each other. So, here's what I had from, bottom to top: cake board, cake, filling, cake, cardboard wrapped in wax paper, cake, filling, cake. Remember to put dowels under the cardboard to support the top part of the cake. Then, I carved the top part of the cake so that it was rounded like a purse. There's really not a lot of carving to do, you just need to get a nice round top. Use a serrated knife to do the carving and just take a little bit off at a time. Then, ice the whole cake with buttercream and cover that with fondant. I used the food writer pens to make the LV pattern on the fondant. It takes some time, but it's not too difficult.

If I were you, I'd go ahead and make the purse handles out of gum paste so they can start drying. I waited until 2 days before the party to do mine and they didn't completely dry in time. To add a little detail, I used a Wilton tool to make a stitch pattern around the purse and on the handles. I can't remember what the tool is called though. It's a little handle and has 3 different round pieces you can mount in it. One of them makes small dots and one makes a dashed line, which is what I used. Alternatively, you can just use a tool you already have to do this. icon_smile.gif

I think that's it! This cake will easily serve about 20 people. I just tell them to serve the top portion, remove the cardboard, and then serve the bottom half. Good luck!

katherinem Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 6:55pm
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What type of writer pen did you use for your LV purse - was it just done freehand?

I hope CC fixes the website the 4-6 posts everytime i post one thing is a little crazy.

katherinem Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 6:56pm
post #27 of 33

What type of writer pen did you use for your LV purse - was it just done freehand?

I hope CC fixes the website the 4-6 posts everytime i post one thing is a little crazy.

katherinem Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 6:57pm
post #28 of 33

What type of writer pen did you use for your LV purse - was it just done freehand?

I hope CC fixes the website the 4-6 posts everytime i post one thing is a little crazy.

katherinem Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 6:58pm
post #29 of 33

What type of writer pen did you use for your LV purse - was it just done freehand?

I hope CC fixes the website the 4-6 posts everytime i post one thing is a little crazy.

mkm25 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 9:41pm
post #30 of 33

Katherinem, I used the extra fine food markers that Country Kitchen sells. They're called The Original Foodoodlers. Yes, I did the pattern free-hand, but I did a Louis Vuitton purse so it was just a bunch of L's, V's, and some other simple patterns.

And I know what you mean about the extra posts...so annoying!

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