Monday, March 15, 2010

Girly girly purse cakes



When I started this crazy hobby I never envisioned that I'd be making such girly cakes. But when the Relief Society called and said they needed a purse cake for their next meeting I was happy to get the practice.

My first problem was how to make the purse shape. I thought I'd have to stack a few small cakes on each other and basically cut the cake to shape. I hate wasting this much cake, though, so I got the idea to bake some cake in small, medium, and large loaf pans. When the cakes were baked I leveled them off, inverted them, and stacked them on each other to make an angled purse shape. I had to shave off some cake on a couple of sides, but I was really surprised how well it all fit together.

I wasn't sure how to get those zebra stripes on the cake so I just mixed a little black food coloring with some almond extract and painted the pattern on. The rest of the decor is just rolled fodant pierced with a fork to make the "stitched" pattern.

The base of the cake I decorated to resemble a hat box. I'm completely useless with ribbons, so thanks to Becky for helping me with the hatbox ribbon. Looking at the result, I must conclude that there may be a small bit of girly girl left in me after all these years.


8 comments:

Jerrea said...

I am so impressed Cathy! I want that purse! You are sooo talented! I'm envisioning "Cathy's Cakes"...Seriously!!!

Emily and Alex Knight said...

Wow!!! You could have your own show on tlc! I am very impressed

Carrie said...

Are you kidding me? That cake is PRO!!!!! I love it!
How was the cruise??

Amy said...

Cathy this cake is AMAZING! Seriously you should start a business.

Jessica said...

Holy cow! It is amazing!

Organized Chaos said...

I really want a cake like that. It just kills me it is so great!

narnie-larnie said...

you make all this cake decorating seem easy cathy, you are an amazing talented woman! x

Amanda Bateman said...

I am a friend of Ann Fisher and was wondering what you would charge to make this for my little girls birthday. I am so amazed at you cakes. you are very talented. Thanks so much. If you could e-mail me at commander2@comcast.net, and let me know. Thanks

Amanda Bateman