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Colorful Purse-onalities Mini Cakes


Step 1

In advance: Make straps. For each purse, tint 2 oz. fondant; add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to each color. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. For each purse, cut 2 straps 5 3/4 x 1/4 in. (reserve remaining tinted fondant). Use pattern to shape curve. Let dry 24 hours.

Step 2

Bake and cool 1 in. high cake using firmtextured batter such as pound cake. Cut a 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. rectangle for each purse. Prepare and cover with rolled fondant in upright position.

Step 3

Use pattern to cut out fondant purse flaps; use serrated quilting wheel from set to imprint stitching line 1/4 in. from curved edge.

Step 4

Attach to cakes using damp brush. Cut 1/4 in. wide strips and attach at 4 corners, trimming to fit.

Step 5

Attach straps with fondant adhesive. Roll a small ball of tinted fondant; flatten and attach for button.

Step 6

Mold initial, filling only the first level of mold cavity with fondant; attach using damp brush