There are so many wonderful pocketbooks on here with the handle standin up. How the heck do you do it? I would love to know. Thanks!
Make several days ahead of time out of gumpaste or fondant/gumpaste mix. Shape and let dry hard.
I put skewers as far up into it as I can before drying to help support and also to attach down in the cake. Also mix tylose with the fondant, or use gumpaste.