This purse cake was for my little sister’s 13th birthday. I know it isn’t as good as some of the other cakes on the site but I decided to take my chances since it’s my first fondant cake & the fondant itself wasn’t good & kept cracking.
I took the idea from a cake decoration book I wanted to buy. I saw the photo on amazon.com as it was the cover of the book & decided it’s a good challenge for me to make it without any instructions, so I did.
I got a rectangle vanilla cake, cut it in 4 strips & stacked them on top of each other after putting chocolate filling between each layer. Then I started shaping it like a purse by cutting the angles & making it dome-like from both front & back.
Then I rolled the fondant into a big circle (honestly don’t know any dimensions)then cut part of the circle to make the top part of the cake. I put the fondant around the cake leaving only a small area uncovered on top & I pressed it lightly & removed the excess fondant. from the excess fondant I molded the ribbon & the handle & left them to dry.
I took the part I cut from the fondant circle & placed it on top of the cake to create the lid. I used a small fork to make the stitches-like marks on the tip & the ribbon. I glued the ribbon using some soft fondant & left it to dry while the handle was drying. After it was all dry I made 2 grooves on the top of the cake & placed the handle gluing it with some more soft fondant.