Need a gorgeous purse cake?
Every little girl (or big girl, for that matter) will
love this super cute Purse Cake.
I can't think of one girl, of any age, that wouldn't adore this
fabulous edible fashion accessory for her next party.
And don't forget Mom. What a great Mother's Day cake.
Although there's lots of steps, none of them are difficult, so just
follow along and in no time, you'll be admiring your beautiful finished
Throw an elegant tea party to show off your beautiful centerpiece. All you need are a few great co-ordinating party supplies.
You'll find links to some useful tutorials to help you complete your Purse Cake below:
what you'll need:
With just some very simple ingredients and equipment, you'll have a completed Purse Cake in no time:
- one complete 10" round cake (3 layers, filled) - this one's classic moist chocolate
- Electric Green Gel Paste food color
- Magenta Petal Dust
- buttercream frosting
- modeling chocolate
- edible pearls
- vodka or other clear alchohol
- cake plate or board
- several sizes of small artist brushes
here's how to do it...
You'll be amazed how quickly this Purse Cake comes together.
1. Bake your cakes using your favorite
and fill the cakes, then cut in half to form two semi-circles and stick
to your cake board.
coat the cake and refrigerate for at least an hour, preferably
2. Top coat the purse cake with
buttercream that's been tinted green with Electric Green Gel Paste food color.
Refrigerate the cake for about an hour, to firm up the buttercream.
3. Draw a diamond quilting pattern all over the purse with a straight edge and a toothpick, then use a fondant Cutter/embosser wheel to add a line of stitching down both sides of each of the lines that form the diamond pattern.
4. Complete the front and back of the
purse before matcing the lines across the top of the cake. Finish with
the stitching detail, as for the front and back.
5. Roll out a golf ball sized piece of
modeling chocolate until it's about 15" x 3" in size. Use a straight
edge and a pizza cutter to cut 14" x 3/4" strips. These will used to
trim the purse.
6. Dip a small artists' brush in vodka
(or other clear alchohol) and dab off the excess on a paper towel.
Paint the back of one strip of chocolate and, starting at a corner,
position it along the bottom edge of the cake. One srip should reach
half way around the cake. Repeat with a second strip of chocolate, to
7. Lay a paper towel over the top of
the purse, making sure it's centered. Trim the front and back of the
flap, until you're happy with the size and shape. This will be your
template for cutting the modeling chocolate.
8. Roll out a fist size piece of
modeling chocolate to about 1/8" thick. Lay the template over the
chocolate and use a pizza cutter to cut around the purse flap.
9. Run a line of stitching around the
edge of the purse flap.
10. Brush the back of the flap with
vodka (as in step 6) and gently position on the cake. Smooth out any
wrinkles or excess with your fingers.
11. To create a monogram to the purse
flap, cut a small circle of modeling chocolate and add stitching around
the edge. Use a stamp or a toothpick to emboss an initial on the tag.
12. Cut a piece of medium gage florist
wire about 16" long. Roll out several 1" balls of chocolate and thread
on to the wire.
13. Insert the purse handle on top of
14. Roll out two long sausages of
chocolate, about 16" long and 1/2" thick. Trim the end neatly and paint
one brush one side with vodka. Position the trim along the curved edges
of the purse. Trim the end to length wih a pair if scissors
15. Use a small artist brush to trace
over the monogram initial with magneta petal dust mixed with a little
Use a pair of tweezers to place an edible pearl where the lines
cross on each diamond.
16. Roll out a mandarin size piece of
chocolate to a 1/8" thick sqare and trim the corners on one end to a
rounded shape. This will be the scarf.
Paint one side of the scarf and let it dry.
17. Gently fold the the scarf and drape
it around the purse handle. Secure the scarf by brushing the back with
a little vodka.
18. Roll out a small piece of chocolate
to 1/8" thick and cut two different sizes of petals, using different
sized flower cutters. Paint them pink, securethe smaller
one on top of the larger one and position on the cake. Finish
with three edible pearls for the flowere center.
Your Purse Cake is done!
Don't forget to take lots of pictures so you can come back here and show off your purse cake.
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