Purse Cake 101 For Dummies....

Decorating By tiffevans Updated 4 Apr 2009 , 5:35pm by solascakes

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tiffevans Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 1:19pm
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Ok can anyone help me??? I am very new to cake decorating..I am self taught...So please be gentle!! My cousin wants me to make her a purse cake for a purse party she is having friday. I have researched pic online and I believe with help I could make a simple one. You know maybe one that is laying on a board not standing up or whatever. But I was wondering if someone more experienced could give me a step by step on how I could do this. I have never worked with fondant before so if anyone had suggestions on other ways to get great effects on a purse cake that would be appreciated 2! I am eventually going to get the nerve to work with fondant but I am scared!!!! I did see the how to purse cake on cc but wasnt sure i could do the fondant!! Please help me!!!

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KlyKat Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 1:39pm
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Go to wwwsweetandsaucy.com then go to her blog. She has a very detailed tutorial. I'm trying to get to it myself and can't find it for ya but I'll keep trying. HTH K'ly

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Jeannem Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 3:15pm
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oops-it's www.mysweetandsaucy.com . Fun site-- thanks!!

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debster Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 6:00pm
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I also think if you go to www.youtube.com and put in the search engine how to make a fondant purse something comes up too. Happy hunting.

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KlyKat Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 11:45am
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Finally...after not being able to log on all afternoon, here's the tutorial I was talking about. HTH K'ly


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tiffevans Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 8:21pm
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well I did it...I finished my purse cake. Go look at my pics and let me know what you think. It was definitely trial and error. It started out as a coach purse and ended up a chanel because I couldnt get the coach c to work!! It was my first time with fondant and I am not sure if I really made it right!!

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CakesByLJ Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 8:34pm
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Your purse looks terrific~! You did a wonderful job, and the fondant looks very nice... congratulations.... thumbs_up.gif

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gramofgwen Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 8:56pm
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You did a great job on that cake! The hardest part of making my first handbag cake was the zipper. I read the purse tutorial mentioned in this thread and saw the silicon zipper mold, but it sells for 13.99.I went to the fabric store and bought a heavy duty zipper for less than 2.00. I pressed it into rolled out fondan, cut it out and painted the zipper with the gold luster dust/extract mixture and it came out looking just like a real zipper!

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Cak3mama Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 10:36pm
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Looks good u did a great job !!!

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Tee-Y Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 2:43pm
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Great job tiffevans for a first timer,keep it up thumbs_up.gif .
Gramofgwen, I like your idea but wouldn't the zipper face inwards and not the right side out?

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solascakes Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 5:35pm
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your purse cake is beautiful,well done,i'm planning on making one soon i hope i can make it nice like your's.

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