Beanie has recently turned 3 and she loves chocolate, chocolate cake, make-up and Peppa Pig. For her cake, I made super yummy chocolate purse cake using this recipe from Ina Gaarten. This really is my favourite chocolate cake recipe and I have made it several times. I used decaf coffee instead of normal coffee.
I used Chocolate marshmallow fondant for the zipper, handles and clasp. It took me forever to poke little seam lines into these and I was so scared my hand would slip and I’d end up jabbing the needle irretrievably into the cake. I have since bought this Wilton Stitching Tool Set, which makes life much easier for me!
The make-up was all made with marshmallow fondant, except for the lipstick, which I made out of Wilton Black Fondant. Why? You try and make true black fondant yourself. Unfortunately the “label” I painted on the lipstick came out looking horrible. I wish I hadn’t done that.