Zebra-print Purse Cake

This is a birthday cake I made in 2013. It's a 2 layer 12" round cake topped with a Zebra purse made using a 8" circle cut in half. It's decorated with butter-cream frosting and covered in Wilton pre-made fondant. It's the "first" purse cake I ever made. This is a birthday cake I made in 2013. It’s a 2 layer 12″ round cake topped with a Zebra purse made using a 8″ circle cut in half. It’s decorated with butter-cream frosting and covered in Wilton pre-made fondant. It’s the “first” purse cake I ever made.

This is a view from above the cake. I took several pictures to try and show the details. . .and I was pretty proud of myself and excited for how it turned out. This is a view from above the cake. I took several pictures to try and show the details. . .and I was pretty proud of myself and excited for how it turned out.

This is a side view to show the detail on the zipper pull and lip stick. My favorite part of this cake are the colors. I think the chocolate brown zebra print "pops out" amazingly sitting on top of this bright teal-ish blue cake. This is a side view to show the detail on the zipper pull and lip stick. My favorite part of this cake are the colors. I think the chocolate brown zebra print “pops out” amazingly sitting on top of this bright teal-ish blue cake.

This is a close up of the back of the hand bag. Guess what you use to get the handles to stay up like that? Aquarium tubing. Who would have thought?? Right. Too fun. This is a close up of the back of the hand bag. Guess what you use to get the handles to stay up like that? Aquarium tubing. Who would have thought?? Right. Too fun.

Close-up view. BTW this cake serves about 70 people. Close-up view. BTW this cake serves about 70 people.