I have been wanting to make a small purse cake for the longest time. There's really not much demand for a cake like this at my house. It's super girly and I have all boys. I would have loved a cake like this when I was a little girl...I love a cake like this now. Good news is that even though my boys don't have much use for a purse cake, they still like to eat it. Let me show you how I did it.
This cake makes only four servings, at least for my family. You could easily make this same design using a larger round cake. The only thing that you might have to change is the handle. If the handle is larger it might exceed the strength of the fondant. To solve this problem there are a few choices. One is to make the handle floppy on purpose. Another is to make it out of gum paste which is stronger.
I hope you will try this cake. If you have never carved a cake before this is a great place to start.