How to Make Stylish Purse Cupcake Toppers

If you’re stuck for time and ideas on what chic treats to make a fashionista for a birthday or bridal shower, why not whip up a batch of gorgeous purse adorned cupcakes? They’re the perfect accessory for any fashion-themed cupcake plus they’re surprisingly quick and easy to make!

How to make purse cupcake toppers so on-trend, they’ll be this season’s must-have accessory!

How to make a fondant purse cupcake topper on Craftsy

Photo via Juniper Cakery

Materials needed:

  • Cupcakes iced with fondant or piped with buttercream
  • Colored fondant (we used black to create a Chanel-inspired purse)
  • Quilting tool
  • Silver edible dragées or edible(approx 4mm in size is great)
  • Confectioner’s glaze
  • Paintbrush
  • Edible glue
Learn how to make fondant purse for cupcakes with this tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 1:

Roll a ball of colored fondant until smooth and crease or crack free.

Fondant purse tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 2:

Shape your ball of fondant into a sort of rounded triangular shape, but with a slightly flattened top.

Create a fashionable fondant purse for cupcakes

Step 3:

Now is the time to add a little texture to your fondant purse. We chose to be a little inspired by the classic Chanel 2.55 purses and added a little stitch-work texture using a quilting tool.

Gum paste purse tutorial for cupcakes and cakes by Juniper Cakery

Step 4:

To make the opening section of your fabulous purse roll out a little colored fondant into a rope using a cake smoother. To do so roll into a ball until crease free then roll into a rough rope-like shape before rolling back and forth with a smoother.

How to make an edible purse for cupcake decorations

Step 5:

Cut your fondant rope down so that when folded it measures around 3/4 of the length of the purse. When folded carefully pinch each end to a tapered shape.

Chic fondant purse how-to by Juniper Cakery

Step 6:

Use a little edible glue to attach the opening of the purse to the body itself. Shape a little with your fingers to create a more defined look.

Step by step tutorial on how to make a fondant purse by Juniper Cakery

Step 7:

Take some confectioner’s glaze and a paintbrush and lightly paint a few coats onto the surface of your purse to get a wonderful patent leather look.

Step 8:

Take two edible dragées or pearls and attach onto the middle and top of your purse opening using a dab or two of edible glue.

Chic and edible fondant purse tutorial from Juniper Cakery

These in-vogue and irresistible fondant purses are wonderful for any fashionable party. Why not create different purses for a collection of chic cupcakes? To add a personal touch add a glimmering monogram studded with tiny sugar pearls or sparkling with edible glitter! We also love the idea of each purse sat atop a fondant silk scarf hand-painted with eye-catching prints and designs!

What other edible accessories would you style your fondant purse cupcakes with?

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