Need Help making Dooney & Bourke Disney cake. I never made one before & it's for a friends Mother-in-laws party. She needs a cake to serve 45-50 people. It is one of the larger handbags but what does a purse cake usually serve? Anyone who knows of a tutorial or who made one themself I can use all the help anyone can give.On baking the cake & covering with fondant.
how does disney play into a d&b cake? combining 2 different themes or is there a real d&b disney purse --
i get about 30 servings out of my usual purse cakes -- 50 servings is more of a tote bag :)
but you could do a matching wallet or mini bag to stretch your servings
Yes It's a Disney theme bag it has mickey & minnie covering the bag. Dooney & Bourke did a whole line of Disney bags.
oh who knew -- not me obviously -- sounds cool --
what are the dimensions of the bag you are looking at -- got a picture?
i hope this is a gift because the copyright thing will bite --
this weekender is large enough for way more than 50 servings -- i can't find that exact style --
the dimensions you need on your finished product is 8-9 inches tall without handles and 12 inches wide with 4 to 5 inches deep -- purses seem to shrink in height so start it out taller -- i'd use 5 inches of cake per tier so you want a two tier cake inside your purse --
but check out this heavy duty disclaimer on the website regarding these purses -- yoiks:
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WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
when i said 'shrink in height' i mean as you are making a purse cake it gets smushed down more than a regular cake so start out a couple inches taller -- they are narrower than a regular cake so allow for that
Thank you so much for all you help it was very much appreciated &needed. The cake is for a friend.
you're so welcome -- purse cakes are especially gratifying to do -- i did a coach for my daughter -- just plain leather and i got all the details except the strap was a little thin but I was wearing out -- anyhow I did a coco channel wallet to match and i put her gift in there -- i love doing purse cakes --
i did a louie v for a charity auction -- the one covered with the multi colored logos -- later i asked several friends did they see my cakes, chess board and purse -- they said no 'cause they saw a purse and a chess board -- not realizing it was cake/cookies/chocolates -- love that -- so much fun --
have a blast -- best to you