How Do I Make A Purse Shaped Cake?

Decorating By hmoran75 Updated 29 Aug 2011 , 10:09am by Colliegirl

hmoran75 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 2:22pm
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Can anyone help me with making a purse shaped cake? What medium do I use? fondant, gum paste, or what? Thanks for any help.

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Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 2:42pm
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I would definlety use fondant to cover the entire cake and them gumpaste for handles etc...It really is quite easy.

mommynana Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 2:56pm
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Lots on youtube

im8kc8ks Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 3:15pm
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U definitely cover with fondant. Other than that it is really hard to help u because u didn't say what shaped etc. There are plenty on youtube for a cute basic shape. You can also buy a video for making one from SugarEd. Sharon Zambito shows how to do one step by step...

hmoran75 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 4:18pm
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Thank you so much for the input. Do you have a really good fondant recipe? I have tried several but none are really great.

fondantgrl Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 7:21am
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If you want your purse cake to look realistic, use fondant... don't bother using buttercream on the outside, it will not look like a real purse and the finish would look very sloppy..

these purses I have made covered in fondant:





chocolatefudgecakefan Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 10:53am
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This may help:
We call them handbags over here in the UK.

hmoran75 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 7:12pm
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Those are great! Thanks so much.

Colliegirl Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 10:09am
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Folks I just wanted to ask a question. Love all the links for this subject. I have to make a purse for this weekend coming but it is one of those round shaped ones with the bottom cut. But I am a bit concerned about how the cake is going to stay upright when the base is smaller than the top. I would think that it would fall down because of gravity? Any ideas on how to make sure that the cake doesn't fall over? icon_confused.gif


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