Purse Cake

Decorating By TPACakeGirl Updated 14 Nov 2009 , 3:12pm by FullHouse

TPACakeGirl Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 4:39pm
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I was thinking about stacking round cakes and then carving them into the shape of a purse. Would this work? And if so, how do I get the rounds to stand vertically without falling over? I have no idea how to place the dowels.


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FullHouse Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 6:51pm
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I like to bake a rectangle cake (either 11x15 or 13 x9) and cut 2-3 strips to stack, slight wider strip for the bottom and descreasing a bit for each layer going towards the top, then carve away. Be sure to chill filled cake before carving, and chill again before decorating so the cake has time to settle and your icing won't sag/blow out. HTH.

msulli10 Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 7:05pm
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I also baked a rectangular cake and cut it into thirds and carved. I think there is a tutorial on this site. Here's a picture of my purse cake. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1388767

LaBellaFlor Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 7:07pm
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You can use round layers, but it depends on what shape your trying to achieve. What does the purse look like that you want to do?

TPACakeGirl Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 8:42pm
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I don't really have a shape in mind persay. I can do a more rounder one or a rectangular one. She just wants a purse.

If I do the 9x13 or 11x15 cut into thirds, do I make two cakes or do I just make the one cake and stack the "strips" of cake?

LaBellaFlor Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 8:55pm
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You make the 1 layer & stack it depending on how big you want the purse.

FullHouse Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 9:04pm
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Make one cake and stack the strips.

FlourPots Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 9:12pm
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TPACakeGirl Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 10:44pm
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Thank you everyone. And thank you Flour Pots. That's exactly the shape I want.

FlourPots Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 10:57pm
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You're welcome icon_smile.gif .

cylstrial Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 12:38pm
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Very cute cake Full House!

FullHouse Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 3:12pm
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Thanks Cylstrial. TPA, please post pics when your done. Purse cakes are so much fun to make.

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