Purse Cakes

Decorating By jenscreativity Updated 24 Mar 2010 , 2:55pm by pinkalicious87

jenscreativity Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 9:29pm
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Help! I want to make one with fondant, standing up(3d)..anyone have a good tutorial on this?

Thanks
jenifer

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CakeEvolution Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 9:46pm
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I have only made smaller purse case and NEVER carved down the sides.... but here is the BEST tutorial on the technique
http://cakecentral.com/articles/119/how-to-make-a-purse-cake

11carol Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 10:16pm
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I am also looking to make a handbag cake....looking to make a gucci one and would appreciate some advice also if anyone has any...

Thanks

KKC Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 10:37pm
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I make them all the time...my most requested cakes. Depending on the size you can use just about any pan. I use an 11x15 inch pan and cut into 4...stack, dowel and carve until it looks like a purse. If you are looking to do more of a barrel type purse (round) you can use 4 or 5 rounds cut off a small piece of the bottom so that they don't roll and stick a dowel into them from end to end. That way you won't have to do much carving. I'll try to attach some pics....
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KKC Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 10:45pm
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here are some more that i used the round cakes for...btw, the colorful dooney & burke was my very first purse cake icon_lol.gif
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Uniqueask Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 11:03pm
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THANKS I ALSO WAS INTERESTED IN THIS INFO, BECAUSE MY FIRST PURSE CAKE WAS A DISASTER.

jenscreativity Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 12:33am
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Thanks soo much everyone, but I'd like to see a step by step processed tutorial for these 3-D cakes for a better idea, vs. pics. Thanks again so much and anyone have a tutorial for that?? This cake is due soon and need a little more info! Thanks

Jenifer

FlourPots Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 6:36am
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I've made 2 purse cakes, but didn't write a tutorial, however...

these may be helpful to you:


FlourPots Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 6:58am
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Originally Posted by 11carol

I am also looking to make a handbag cake....looking to make a gucci one and would appreciate some advice also if anyone has any...

Thanks




Here's awesome instructions for making the stencil needed: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=660140&highlight=

11carol Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 12:04pm
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Thanks for all the help....off to buy supplies now in bit. I plan to make stencil, royal icing and handle today and maybe cake. Not sure if to go with biscuit cake or sponge???? the fun is baout to start....cant wait for the end product

chilz822 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 5:26am
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here's a great video on youtube, there are 2 parts but it's pretty good...


jenscreativity Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 5:06pm
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Thank you for that demo clip! That was awesome..gave me some great ideas!! Now I have a better idea. so thank you again!

Jenifer

ivymeister Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 5:26am
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How long should the cake be refridgerated before carving??

rajinaren Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 5:56am
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thanks for the info....very useful for me!

tame Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 5:21pm
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Thanks

Peridot Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 5:40pm
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Thanks to all who posted the great sites and photos.....very, very helpful.

tavyheather Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 8:31pm
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Originally Posted by chilz822

here's a great video on youtube, there are 2 parts but it's pretty good...





That was really cool to see...soo helpful!

know how she made the actual cake? Think I could just carve a square cake diagonally and cut them in half..put them together backwards....and trim the top so it's flat instead of pointy...wdyt?

luvmysmoother Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 5:05am
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If you don't want to carve you can easily just slice a flat bottom on a two layer 6" round cake and stand it on the flat bottom then cover it in fondant and decorate it to look like a purse. That's all I did with the chanel purse in my photos and I didn't even need to dowel it to make it stand upright - extremely easy to makeicon_smile.gif

tavyheather Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:54pm
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Originally Posted by luvmysmoother

If you don't want to carve you can easily just slice a flat bottom on a two layer 6" round cake and stand it on the flat bottom then cover it in fondant and decorate it to look like a purse. That's all I did with the chanel purse in my photos and I didn't even need to dowel it to make it stand upright - extremely easy to makeicon_smile.gif




of course!! yay! thanks so much!!

mcdonald Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 3:49am
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I want to try one of these.... thanks for all the info!

pinkalicious87 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 2:55pm
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Does anyone know what would be the best type of cake to use with a cake purse?

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