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.
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!