Handbag Cake

Decorating By danni73 Updated 30 Mar 2011 , 2:29pm by Jeannem

danni73 Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 8:50am
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How do I make a handle for a handbag cake??...... I want it to be upright!!!
Any other ideas for a suitable cake for a 10 year old girl would be appreciated..

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DeezTreatz Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 5:41pm
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You can make the handle with gumpaste/fondant mix or just fondant - about 5 days before - lay it flat to dry so it will sit up right on the cake icon_smile.gif
You can also make some make up, etc for decorations around the purse out of fondant!

Moondance Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 8:10pm
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I have a handbag in my photos - I bent some paper covered florists wires into a handle shape and then threaded rolled balls of modelling paste onto it - stood it up in a foam florists block to dry, then fixed it to the cake using posy piks

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DeezTreatz Posted 30 Mar 2011 , 1:36am
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You can make rice krispie treats as well and mold them into handles -
Cover the handles in melted chocolate or icing - then cover in fondant icon_smile.gif ez pz

ashleyisawesome Posted 30 Mar 2011 , 4:40am
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At the bakery I worked at, we always used the stems to silk flowers, which are flexible, and rolled fondant around it. I think solid fondant or gumpaste would be too heavy to stand alone.

DeezTreatz Posted 30 Mar 2011 , 12:49pm
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You'll just have to stick candy sticks or dowels in the handles as they dry - then stick them in the cake - dowels and all for extra support icon_smile.gif

Jeannem Posted 30 Mar 2011 , 2:29pm
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And if you're like me and don't think far enough ahead...I just cut a strip about an inch wide off the top of a cool whip container(that gives you the curve), lay a matching strip of fondant over that and voila!!

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