Help With Purse Cake

Decorating By Mika0201 Updated 9 Dec 2010 , 4:01am by icer101

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Mika0201 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 3:03am
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I will be making my first purse cake. Looking for any helpful tips. I would like to have it standing but worried about trying to transport it without it falling over. Also, what works best for making the handles?

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KatsSuiteCakes Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 3:29am
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Hi Mika....First of all, your cakes are lovely, and I have no doubt that your first purse cake will turn out as well as all of your others I see here on CC.

I secured my purse cake, standing up; using royal icing on the base for the glue. I've tried both fondant, and gum paste for the handles and always have a better outcome overall with gumpaste. Good luck and hth icon_smile.gif

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Jaimelt76 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 3:37am
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I make my handles out of gumpaste as well. Make them several days ahead of time so they have a chance to dry. I also stick a dowel or skewer in the end of the handle so when placed on the cake it goes all the way down. This gives the handle so much more support, I learned the hard way. HTH.

I do have some instructions I can scan and send to you if you would like them.

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icer101 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 4:01am
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A turorial i watched the other day, she secured the stand up cake(purse) with a skewer down thru the middle and thru the cake board. Then she iced it. then she put the fondant on. This way, helped her to ice it better and quicker and then made it easy to transport without it falling. I haven,t make one yet, but will do this way when i do. It was on yummy art . com

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