Purse Cake To Feed 30?

Decorating By tsal Updated 14 Oct 2011 , 11:09am by tsal

tsal Posted 13 Oct 2011 , 10:20pm
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I am considering accepting a request to make a purse cake (I have never made one before). There needs to be enough cake for about 30 people.

I want to use a 9" round pan, bake two layers, cut the cakes in half and stand them up next to one another (half circle). I hope I'm being clear. Will this be enough for 30? I would have preferred to use an 8" but I think that will be much too small.


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kelleym Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 3:20am
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Wilton says a 9" round 2-layer gives you 32.

I can envision a purse cake with 1 9" round cut in half and turned on its side, but I'm having trouble picturing the shape of a purse with 4 half rounds on their side...

KoryAK Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 4:30am
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You're going to need a bigger pan...

tsal Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 4:53am
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Hmmm. I'm just concerned that a 10" will be difficult to work with and look too big.

I was under the impression that I needed to use 2 layers but I guess I was wrong - I think it will look too fat.

So how many should I expect to feed and how can i make this work? What should I do?

kelleym Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 4:57am
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You could make a base out of cake and put a purse on top, kind of like this doll cake.


tsal Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 11:09am
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That's what I'll do, Kelley. Thank you!

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