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!

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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.

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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.

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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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