This cake beat me up from start to finish! I was soooo excited to make a purse cake. And even more excited that I got to do a purse/suitcase combo! I started out by making the purse which I loved. The suitcase came next. This was made during the 30 degree week which to anyone that makes cakes in an un-airconditioned place knows is a nightmare. So the suitcase started out beautiful. Solid, smooth and beautiful. And then the heat started getting to it. And the sides sadly did buckle a bit. I was heartbroken. In the end, not my best work but all in all I think that it still looked beautiful.