Bagaholic Cakelets (Mini Purse Cakes)

I only had a little over 3 hours of sleep last night.  I decided at 11pm to play with left-overs.  That is, left-over cake of which I had 2 unfrosted 8-inch square layers (one vanilla chiffon and one chocolate chiffon), left-over Italian meringue buttercream and left-over fondant.  I only used one of the two cake layers.  I’ll probably play with the other layer tomorrow. *wink*

Out of that 8-inch square layer of vanilla chiffon, I was able to make these…

My first line of mini purse cakes!  Hee hee.  The first time proved to be a charm and you can bet I am feeling giddy!  These mini cakes are no bigger than each of my hands.  Each of them serves 2.  They could actually be smaller, but I couldn’t bring myself to shave off too much cake, which will just go to waste.  And since these were just practice cakes anyway, I thought it was okay to leave them looking a little chunky.

This white top-handle mini purse cake with purple accents was the first product of last night’s cake-play…

After I was done with this cake, I knew I couldn’t just stop at one cake…much like real-life bagaholics who probably won’t be able to stop at any number. Hee hee.

The second mini purse out of the production line was this white clip purse with orange and light green accents…

I initially had doubts about making a clip purse, thinking all the purses I were to make should have handles.  In the end, I was more than glad I made this clip purse.  I was very happy with the end result.

And last but not the least, a blue mini gift bag cake with fondant tissue…

Of the three, this 3rd mini cake turned out to be my family’s unanimous favorite.  If I had a black edible marker (I only had my daughter’s blue and green ones to borrow), I would have ditched the little flowers and would have instead hand-printed Tiffany & Co. across the bag.  Oh well.  I just made do with what was on hand.  I was dealing with left-overs after all.

And this is how the top-handle mini purse looked like after it’s been sliced…

You bet there’s a generous amount of frosting in there, just as hubby and little girl likes it!  This was my first grader’s least favorite of the three.  That’s precisely why it was the first to be eaten.  Hee hee.

I think mini purse cakes would make ideal girl-friend presents, hostess gifts or bridal shower favors.  A mini-purse cake tower would be nice for a bagaholic’s birthday party.  The possibilities are just endless.

It’s now 10:39pm.  I already told myself I won’t do anymore cake play until tomorrow.  What will I make out of that last layer of cake in the fridge?  Perhaps something that will appeal to the male population. Brief case? Shirt and ties? Hmm…we’ll see.

Cheers and mabuhay!

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9 Responses to “Bagaholic Cakelets (Mini Purse Cakes)”

  1. Meeya says:

    hehe, my kind of cake :) ganda!


    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hello Mee! Naisip nga kita! Ok yung ganitong size. Puwedeng i-ship. Hee hee. Designer purses naman sana next time. ;) *muah*


  2. abby says:

    ang galing mo talaga! the last one is my fave too! konting tweak lang ng colors parang sa chanel na, parang camelia yung flowers! galing!!!


    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Aww, thanks Abs! Naaliw ako sa paggawa ng mga mini purses na ito. At saka walang pressure kasi they’re not really intended for anybody so relaxed na relaxed ako while making them. Haha! :) Dami kong utang sa ‘yo! :D *muah*


  3. Kai says:

    Waaah! Soooo cute! :)
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  4. […] I posted more photos of the mini cake purses HERE. […]

  5. thess says:

    Grabe sa gaganda ang designs, Weng!, tama si Abby, ang husay mo na talaga!!! lovely lovely mini bagaholic cakes!
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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Awww. Thanks, Thess! :)