Purse Cake

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!

Keepin’ it real!

We are excited to announce that starting next Tuesday we will have a Baking Linky Party, Two Maids a Baking!!! We hope to see you and your baked goods next week!!

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About Liz

I’m a dairy cattle showing, wine loving, cake baking, wife and mommy navigating the world of friend’s bridal and baby showers while living & loving life on the farm.


  1. That is the coolest cake ever!!!! Love it! I will have to think up something good for your baking linky party next week!!!

  2. How cute Love it!!!

  3. Oh My Gosh!!! That is GREAT!!! Didn’t know you could do that!

    Hope your friend had a great birthday!

  4. I can’t wait to see what you have baking each Tuesday. Totally impressed with your cake talents! Love your coach!

  5. That is AWESOME!

  6. This is SIMPLY AMAZING! You are talented and I can’t wait for the baking link up!

  7. ADORUMBLE–was this for Cris? *wink.
    You are a great friend!

  8. You are a Gal with many talents Love the purse You did a great job

  9. This is awesome Liz!

  10. LOVE it!!! Can’t wait to see the Kelsay Bakery open one day :)

  11. What in the world?! That is simply AMazing! You’re so talented!

  12. That is so cute! You did a great job:)

  13. I am so impressed and wished you lived closer 😉 ! Great job!

  14. Hi Liz,
    This is a precious presentation. You have a very special talent. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great day!

  15. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial! Taking us step-by-step it actually makes it look doable. A lovely cake. Loved this post.

  16. I am in awe! And I thought my three-layer red cake was a big deal! Awesome!!!

  17. Adorable Liz. I dont think I would be able to tackle a cake like that!

  18. I love this, Liz!

  19. Wow, this purse would not last long with me!! Great job!

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