Monday, June 21, 2010

Mini Clutch Purse Cake-let

I made this for a friend who loves purses.  Tiny, 4" wide x 2" deep x 4" tall.  I baked one 6" round cake (2" high), cut it in half then stacked the 2 halves together to get a 4" tall, 1/2 circle.

I then carved the shape of the purse out.  The filling was fresh strawberries with strawberry Italian Meringue Buttercream (IMBC).

I then covered the whole cake with IMBC and put it in the fridge for an hour to firm up.


Covered the cake with marshmallow fondant and added the little details and decorations.  This was completly inspired from http://www.cupcakeenvy.com/ where she has a youtube video tutorial posted.  So cute and so fun to make!

10 comments:

  1. Way toooo cute....love the work

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  2. very cute!!! i wanted to ask does the fondant melt under the condensation of the IMBC?

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  3. I haven't had any problems with the condensation melting the MMF - it dries right up within a few hours and looks perfectly fine.

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  4. Adorable. Thanks for telling us how you made it. Kathy

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  5. What recipe did you use for IMBC on top and the filling? This would be perfect for my guy who wants a strawberry cake for his birthday except of course for the purse he wants a skylander cake. Needless to say I am happy to hear that the IMBC works well under fondant.

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    1. IMBC works really well under fondant. I used it for the filling and the crumb coat. IMBC is my go to frosting under fondant.

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  6. What recipe did you use for the IMBC?

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    1. It's one by Whimsical Bakehouse and can be found here: http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/06/music-themed-80th-birthday-cake.html

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  7. Do you refrigerate your cakes with IMBC and fondant?

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    1. Hi Cherie. Mostly yes. It really depends on the weather and if it's going to be driven for delivery. Cold cakes are easier to decorate and transport better. Sometimes, I pop the cake into the fridge for about an hour before heading out the door with it. It doesn't cause issues with my fondant and if there's condensation, it dries right up in a few hours.

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