This Purse Birthday Cake is the second fondant cake I have made in a month’s time. I wanted to get some practice and make a cake for my sister’s 28th Birthday. She is into purses and shoes (decided for the purse, much easier!). She is allergic to gluten so this cake mix was gluten free. I was lucky because the cake came out very dense and was easy to sculpt.
I made the cake in a 13×9 pan, cooled it then cut it in half. I iced one side stuck the two pieces together then stood it up on the cut edges. I then sculpted the corners to resemble a handbag/purse. I crumb iced the whole thing with store bought icing I had on hand. I had already previously colored my fondant and made my details, laid them on parchment to dry. I covered it in pink fondant, and put all the details on with a dab of icing. I brushed the black fondant with water to make it shiny, next time will do vodka (it got sticky!). The handle was secured with a tooth pick I broke in half for each end.
Next time I will cover a piece of wire in fondant, the handle collapsed in the middle a few hours later and broke. Trial and error, only makes us better. Happy cake making!