You’re not the first person to find yourself a little strapped for cash with a child’s birthday fast approaching. You also wouldn’t be the first person who decided to make something herself rather than pay a huge fee to have someone else make the same thing. Regardless of why you’re considering making a little girl’s birthday cake this year you can rest easy knowing it will be a breeze. And, not only will you make a cake that tastes delicious but also one that will impress your little girl and her friends. That’s really easy to accomplish when you make an adorable purse cake.
To make the edible purse start by selecting and mixing up any boxed cake mix or recipe. Set a 9″ round cake pan on a piece of paper – parchment, wax paper or another type – and draw around it. Cut out the paper circle, fold it exactly in half and set it aside for now. Grease and flour the cake pan and pour the batter into it. The leftover batter can be used to make cupcakes for the party. Bake according to the package instructions, remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Turn the cake out onto a plate. Lay the folded paper on top and use it as a guide to cut the cake exactly in half. If the cake isn’t halved precisely the finished purse will be awkwardly shaped. Frost the top of one of the cake halves and stack the other on top of it. Now, turn both halves over at the same time so that they’re standing on their cut sides.
Frost the entire cake and smooth the frosting well. You can give the cake any number of looks by how you frost it. Frost it with all one color of frosting, or ice both bottom halves of the half-circle cake with one color, and the top halves with a different color. Or, frost it all one color then use gel frosting or tube frosting to create polka dots, stripes or other designs on the cake.
There are different handles you can make for the cake. One is made by bending a long piece of licorice into a half-circle shape and inserting it in the top of the cake. Make a second handle that goes along beside it. Create a different handle by using Whoppers Malted Milk Balls or a different type of round candy. To make the handles, “glue” the balls together with thick frosting. Place in the freezer for a half-hour or so. Insert the handles into the top area of the cake – one handle on each cake arch.
Outline the cake with additional Whoppers or candies to further embellish it. The girls are going to love it so much that you won’t be surprised if your little girl asks for the same cake again next year. That’s okay; you’ve got it down-pat!