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How To Make a Purse Cake

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to make a cake shaped like a purse

Items required:

Step 1
Bake a sheet cake 11x15 and cut into 1/3

Step 2
Stack your pieces on top of one another.. Here I have the wooden dowels showing, so you will know where to place them at.. But you will push them down through the cake, so that they dont show.

Side View of the Purse Cake

Step 3
Here I have crumb coated the cake in Crusting Buttercream, then shaved a little off the sides to form a purse shape.

Step 4
I made some Fondant Accents for the Purse. Using the ruler, I measured all areas needed to cover in fondant.. Let these dry for a few hours.. Use the fondant cutter & embosser to make the stitch effect. I used silver dragees for the metal accents.

Step 5
Ice the entire cake in Crusting Buttercream and awaits it's final touches.

Step 6
Apply the fondant accents to the cake. TIP: You can use a tiny bit of alcohol (clear Vodka, Everclear etc) brushed on the back of the accents to make them adhere to your buttercream

Step 7
I went with the Dooney & Bourke look
I used tinted buttercream and piped on the letters

Comments (93)

I did this cake and mine looked like it was going to fall over.. What did I do wrong. Looked great when I finished it...
Wow, I can't wait to try it...your instructions are so clear, thanks
You did a fantastic job. I can't wait to make this cake. Do you happen to have an actual template for the fondant acents that you can share?
I would love a template also if U have one. Your instructions are so clear. Thank You
Beautiful!! What is crusting buttercream? Sounds interesting. Thanks so much for sharing!!
I would love to have the templates for this cake if anyone would share. This has been one of my challenges that I want to conquer is to make a purse cake. No one does them in this area. It would really help. Thanks, Dee
wow i love your purse.
Excellent cake. Thanks for such clear instructions.
great job i would love the templates also lol
I love the purse and I would like the template too.I make a pulse on shine white for my mom becuse she love the white and I used the glucosa glase is too easy.
Thanks, this is only my list of cakes to try.
Faux fondant, WOW!!! Thank you for this recipe. And thank you for the purse directions. How about a van, got any tips.
Thank you I always wanted to try a purse cake I will give it a try. Again Thank you for the directions
Gonna try this one tomorrow. I love it! I sure hope I can do as good a job as you did! Thanks for posting this!
Can't wait to try it for my sister's 22nd birthday.
I love this cake. I would love the templates also if anyone has them please.
I love this cake and I have always wanted to do this can't wait to give it a try. Can you send me the template used for this cake or tell me where to find it?
Please send template for this cake.
Beautiful cake....I'm looking forward to doing this cake for my mother-in-law's birthday next weekend. If you have the templates could you please forward them to me at
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