Like I said in a recent post Thanksgiving was a lot of fun for me and one of the reasons it was extra special is because my niece’s birthday landed right on it! So I thought I would make her a purse cake for her birthday this year. I loved hearing all of your wonderful purse suggestions and looked at many styles along the way. For this purse cake I have to say that I didn’t really go with one exact purse, but rather combined different elements of purse cakes and other cake details that I have seen and wanted to try out. I also tried to take some photos along the way so you could see how the basic structure is built. Hope you enjoy it!
My niece requested Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, so that is what I made. I baked the cake off in two half-sheet pans and then cut each pan in three parts, so there was six layers all total. I layered the cake and at about four inches height I dowelled the cake and put my cardboard piece on so that the cake would be more stable. I then stacked the cake a little more and started carving away until I got the shape I wanted.
Then I used a zipper mold to make the zipper and placed it in the middle of the cake.
For the final details I scored the cake down the center and painted the lines gold and brown. Then I placed gold dragees up the center of the cake. To finish off the cake I borrowed my sister’s broach and put it as the final detail. (I could’ve attempted to make one out of sugar, but didn’t have the time)
Here are some more pictures from Thanksgiving!
Thanks for checking out my photos!