Chanel purse cake for princess Linda

May 25, 2010

When the month of May came around the corner, I knew that I had to come up with something cute for my youngest sister' birthday.  Last year, I made a couple dozens of cupcakes filled with mousse and added a solar-powered bobbing miniature of her grinning away :)  This year,  I wanted to make her a cake that would challenge myself and put to use the techniques I've learned from books and online tutorials.  Most of all, I wanted to surprise her with a wonderful cake.  What could be more wonderful than a Chanel purse?  I sketched what I wanted to create, how to shape the cake, and details to incorporate.

I started with two 10" round cake pans, one with chocolate cake and the other was a cocoa pound cake.  I chose pound cake because of it's dense texture.  I wanted to make sure that the cake could stand up on it's side once I assembled it.  I made templates for the splitting the two cakes into the larger purse and the smaller case.  With the cake split and cut into the correct shape, I began assemble the cake by filling each layer with alternating fillings of chocolate bavarian and whipped cream cheese cream.  The two were then crumb coated with buttercream and ready to transform into a purple purse.  Using templates I've cut out of cardboard, I cut out pieces of purple fondant imprinted with a diamond pattern.  The purse was finished with some black fondant trimmings and handles detailed with stitching.  And the bling?  I wouldn't leave that out.  I cut the Chanel logos out of fondant and covered it with some shimmery silver luster powder and adhered them to the finished purse cakes.  Happy birthday Linda!


  1. unbelievably beautiful. if this was my cake i wouldnt eat it

  2. So cute!!!! I actually found your picture on a woman's facebook page claiming she made it, she took the same picture and everything. I make cakes and it frustrates me when people take credit for my work. Her facebook page is called Fondant Delights in Houston, TX.

  3. Thanks for the notice! I just checked her page and I didn't see it on there anymore. That just frustrates me too!


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