I was asked to make a cake for a surprise birthday party for a friend. I knew she had a favorite purse brand so here is how I made her designer purse cake!
Start by baking 2 round cakes (the smaller the easier to work worth) I recommended 8" but note the cake pictured above was made with a 12" pan. I would not recommend using a cake mix with pudding, if you do the cake might not keep its shape very well. Cut the dome off to make the cake level.
Fill the cake with your favorite icing and stack the layers.
Trim the top and bottom to give the cake a "purse" like shape. At this point pop the cake in the fridge for about a half hour.
Stand the cake upright and apply a layer of frosting.
Use your pan to trace a template for the fondant.
Take fondant and divide in to two equal balls for the front and back of the cake.
Roll out until about 1/8 of an inch think and use your template to cut two panels of fondant.
Measure and cut two side panels the width of your cake.
I cut out a template to use for the C. Place the cake back in the fridge while you are working on the detail work.
Brush a little bit of water on the back to help it stick.
Add some more details.
And you are done!
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