Cover A 3D Purse With One Full Piece Or Piece It?

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Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 12:44am
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I've been getting more and more orders for 3D Fondant covered purses,bags etc...I am not very good with covering large cakes with fondant icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif so I really don't like to do it if I don't have to...that being said....Here is a picture of the clutch bag the customer wants...should I cover it in one large piece or cut and piece the front,back and sides?? Which is easier?


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lilthorner Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 6:37pm
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I usually piece my purse cakes, but on this one you could cover the entire thing and then make a separate piece for the flap..

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Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 6:40pm
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Thanks Lilthorner....I think I will do one piece as the purse itself is not going to be huge or tall so I am not as scared to cover it in one piece as a tall 8 inch cake would be.

Can I ask how you determine the size to cut for the pieces..Just eye it? Do you have any tips to make it easier?

Thanks Laurel

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KHalstead Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 6:45pm
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once you have the whole thing covered, I would take a sheet of paper and lay it over the top and draw on the paper while it's on the cake to give you a rough outline of the size you need your flap to be.....cut it out and use it as a template.

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lilthorner Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 6:46pm
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yup, what K said

if I'm piecing, I measure, roll out a rectangle or whatever to the general size.. then I cut the edges using an xacto or razor while on the cake

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Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 6:46pm
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Ahhh..lightbulb moment...I never thought of that KHalstead....now that's using your noodle!!!

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