Wednesday, March 14, 2012

High Heel Shoe Box Cake

What woman doesn't love shoes and what woman doesn't love cake? Therefore this must be the perfect combination a gorgeous high heel shoe sat atop a shoe box of cake. A great design for any budding fashionistas, in this case the recipient was a Sweet 16.
I made this cake on a one day course last weekend. I went to the Cake Parlour in Wimbledon which is a gorgeous cake shop run by Zoe Clark, who is a well known cake designer.
To make the shoe box the cake was cut and filled before being covered in a crumb coating. Just for a bit of variety I used a rhubarb jam instead of a raspberry jam which is more common place.  An initial layer of icing is used to cover the cake, and then to make the lid a contrasting colour was draped over the top and then cut to size.
The board was covered before placing the cake on top. Once covered in black, a ruler was used to indent a squared pattern. In the corner of each square a cross was marked to make it look quilted, and the finishing touch was a gold dragee in each corner.
It's worth making the shoe in advance to give it time to set. You can buy shoe sets online with cutters and a heel mould but this one was produced with a homemade sole template and the rest was trial and error. To make the shoe you would need a strong paste, such as flowerpaste. The finishing touches were the inlay of the shoe which was brushed with lustre dust and edged with a stitching tool to make it look realistic. There is also a little label inside the shoe that you can personalise, this was also finished with a stitching tool so it appeared sewn in.
This is a really cute cake with a touch of glamour! Next time I might make a pair of Louboutins...or maybe some Jimmy Choos!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my god this is so so beautiful! I had to look closely as I thought it was a real shoe on a box. Well done on this masterpiece!

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  2. This is beautiful! Funnily enough I've just started an 8 week evening class in novelty cake decorating and mentioned to the tutor I'm having a shoe themed birthday party next month... and she said we're actually making a shoe cake! We're using the jem cutters, I'm very impressed this one is made without a kit.

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  3. Thats just gorgeous and anyone would be delighted to receive it. x

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  4. I absolutely adore this cake. If someone made it for me I think I would cry with happiness! Shoes and cake are my perfect combination. Jimmy Choo next time would be fab!

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  5. That is amazing, I hope you're really proud of yourself! xxx

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  6. What a perfect cake!! Very nicely done, bravo!

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  7. Wow! This is fantastic!!! What an amazing cake it looks so professional. :) well done!

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  8. WOAH!!! This looks amazing! Clever you!

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  9. Wow that looks amazing - very professional- and so pretty!

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  10. Wow - that is incredible. Your work is so clean and precise

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  11. omygosh this cake is fabulous!! This is too cute, I absolutely love the high heel! It looks so real, I had to do a double take!

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  12. Absolutely stunning! You are very talented :)

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  13. omg... let me just pick my jaw up from the floor. it looks amazing!! I'm still speechless :)

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  14. Thanks for all your lovely comments! :-)

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