This cake was ordered for Thanksgiving weekend but it wasn't until a month later that Ping finally got her party. Since they were on a last minute family vacation in PEI for most of October I had to hold off doing this cake. I am not a patient person especially when I want to see a design come to life. This is one of those instances. It was worth the wait though as it turned out just as awesome as I had envisioned it! Ping was a very happy girl!
To create the cake I used the book trick. I baked a book shape cake and cut it in half and stacked it vertically. It gives you the purse shape without having to do any carving. I then used peony petals and layered them to give the ruffled look. Topped it off with handles and a bow and to finish off the cake I added a Barbie silhouette.