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It's easier than it looks to learn how to decorate a cake that looks just like a cute tote! This cake decorating idea starts with boxed cake mix, canned frosting, and candy so you can focus on piping (and enjoying) this purse cake.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
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Furry Purse Cake

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Using a serrated knife, cut cake layer in half crosswise, making two half-circles. Using a small amount of Creamy White Frosting, sandwich the two half-circles together. Place cake, cut sides down, on a flat serving platter.

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  • If desired, tint the remaining white frosting using food coloring. Spread a thin layer of frosting over the entire cake. Generously frost cake, swirling or piping frosting to make peaks to resemble shaggy fur. Place licorice straws down center of cake where the two half-circles meet.

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  • Place chewy oblong candies in center of cake to make a clasp. For purse handles, place two jelly ring candies on each licorice twist. Insert handles into top of cake. (If handles don't stand up, you may need to insert toothpicks into ends of licorice to anchor them; remove toothpicks before serving.)

Nutrition Facts (Furry Purse Cake)

843 calories; total fat 44g; saturated fat 10g; polyunsaturated fat 13g; monounsaturated fat 17g; cholesterol 46mg; sodium 284mg; potassium 48mg; carbohydrates 114g; fiberg; sugar 95g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 5g; vitamin a 16IU; vitamin cmg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 27mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 44mg; iron 1mg.

Creamy White Frosting

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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat shortening, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar. Gradually add milk until frosting reaches a spreading consistency. Makes about 3 cups.

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Nutrition Facts (Creamy White Frosting)

298 calories; total fat 16g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterolmg; sodium 2mg; carbohydrates 38g; fiberg; proteing; trans fatty acid 2g.

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