Patent Leather Gumpaste Shoe

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meomy Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 12:03pm
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Hi all. I just made my first pair of gumpaste shoes. They are black and I was hoping to find a way to get them "patent leather" looking. What do you think about painting them over with piping gel? Would it dry with a shiney coating or just dull over? I'll attach a photo of what they look like so far:
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Iheartcake Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 12:22pm
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Sorry I can't help... but WOW... they are so realistic!! Fantastic job!

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meomy Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 12:30pm
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Thanks! I made them for my sister-in-law. She loves Jessica Simpson shoes, so I printed her brand name to go on the inner sole.

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SScakes Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 12:41pm
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Sorry, can't help with the patent look but just wanted to add that your shoes looks stunning.

What did you do to get the studded look on the front of the shoe?

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meomy Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 12:44pm
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Those are teeny tiny rhinstones. I know that's shameful not to use all edible parts, but it just worked out so perfect I couldn't help myself. I figure no one would actually eat the shoes! That'd just be gross!

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SScakes Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 12:49pm
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My kids have a play nail set that has really small rhinstones in it.....think I'm going to have to steal it from them tonight....LOL

Thanks for sharing

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jtkempton Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 12:58pm
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In angelas2babies gallery she has a shiny frog and I believe she used piping gel. Your shoes are so life like. Beautiful Job!

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tw1nkle Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 1:23pm
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I would use a product we get here called 'Confectioners Varnish', to get the high shine you are after.

You use it on leaves to get a shiny finish it dries off, but can still be a little tacky....

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BlairsMom Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 6:47pm
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It looks like I could slip those on they are so realistic, great job on your first shoes!!! Sorry I don't know how to make them shiny!

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Vanaya Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 7:06pm
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Try painting them with gel color. check out the tuxedo cake in my pictures, you can see what it looks like...

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emmascakes Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 7:38pm
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I also recommend confectioner's glaze - two coats and it dries really shiny and not tacky - the doctor's bag cake in my photos has been painted with it.

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sillyoldpoohbear Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 11:05am
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Firstly I love your shoes!

Thanks for asking this. I've got to do a shoe cake for the weekend & was thinking of doing patent shoes, as they're so popular at the moment. I did think of using glaze but haven't got time do a practice pair. Now, thanks to you, I know it will work.

Thank you all so much! icon_biggrin.gif )

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mgdqueen Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 11:14am
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Terrific job on the shoes! WOW-they look so real!

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Peachshortcake Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 11:15am
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oh those shoes look awesome. I love shoes so much and would love to own a pair that look like those.

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LittleBigMomma Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 11:19am
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May I suggest that you "test" any ideas on a leftover/scrap piece of the gumpaste used to make the shoes.

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hktaitai Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 11:19am
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WOW! thumbs_up.gif Really looks great.

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kjt Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 11:38am
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Boy, these look incredibly REAL-excellent job icon_smile.gif

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boring Posted 21 Mar 2007 , 12:42pm
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I would recommened either special cake varnish/glase or steam them with luster dust. They are very realistic.

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poey223 Posted 4 May 2014 , 5:29pm
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Niiiice job on the shoes. Especially for your first try. I made a pair of the converse sneakers for a shower cake and put the Jolee rhinestones on them. Real shiny and the couple is keeping the sneakers covered in a "doll dome". Now, as for the shiny look--I'm sure someone has told you to use a steamer, right? Just remember, you cannot put the item in the refrigerator after it has been steamed. It will condensate and become mushy. I had a recommendation of egg whites and thinned shortening brushed on the item. I just made a "Cop's hat" and two straps need to be shiny. I have researched this to death. I am trying the egg white mixture!! Maybe put a bit of vodka in it so it dries faster and harder? I spend enough on my cakes (and really don't get it back) so I hate having to go out and buy one more thing that I probably won't use for a long time..waste of money. 

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