Saturday, February 26, 2011

Making a Purse Cake with Make the Cut!

Every year, one of the highlights of my daughter's birthday is the two of us designing and making her birthday cake. Having a mom-made fancy birthday cake is a tradition my mom started when my sisters and I were little, and when I had my daughter I decided to do the same thing since I have so many good memories of it.

This year we decided to try a purse cake (yes, we watch Cake Boss!) and here's how it turned out. Of course Make the Cut! and my Cricut Expression played a role, I used Make the Cut! to create the pattern pieces and cut them out on my Cricut.

Oh, and if you think this purse bears a striking resemblance to the Round Purse available in the 99 Cent Store, it's because I used that file to cut most of my pattern pieces.

Here's the finished purse, and below are some photos of the process and the whole finished cake.

Cutting the cake pieces.

Cutting the fondant for the sides of the purse.

Peeling off the pattern from the "leather" trim pieces.

The birthday girl painting the gold buckles for the purse straps.

Adding some faux stitching to the "leather" pieces.

The complete cake.

Close-up of some of the details.


  1. Oh my what an awesome job. It looks yummy...I had to look at the pic twice I thought it was a real purse...LOL Thanks for sharing :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  2. You did an amazing job! Cake Boss would be sooo proud!

  3. I bet your daughter loved this cake!! Wonderful job on it.

  4. This is soooo cool. It would be ashame to cut into it wouldn't it....If you need any help to do that, i'm happy to oblige...:-)

  5. Wow! I mean amazing. i can't believe it. A purse cake. Too cool.

  6. OH WOW!! This turned out FABULOUS!!!

  7. OMG............ This is fantastic.




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