I am going to make a purse cake for the first time and need to make sure of how to do it so it won't fall over. I wanted to use 2 -9" rounds and cut the bottome 1/4 off so they will sit flat. My questions are. can I fill the cake as I normaly, I will probably just use buttercream and second do I need to add any type of support to the cake and how would i do that? If anyone could help me that would be great.
There's a 'how-to' posted in the articles section that you will probably find very helpful and I believe has the answer to those questions you asked. Here's the link: http://www.cakecentral.com/article64-How-To-Make-a-Purse-Cake.html.
I made a "Coach" purse and used 2 loaf pans stacked and carved the top tier. I didn't even put a cake board in between. Did not have a problem with it. Take a look at it on my home page. www.thecakedesignstudio.com