bunnypatchbaker Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 11:51am
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I have an order for a cake with ballet slippers on the top. I have seen several in the gallery that have beautiful fondant slipper on the top. I would love to duplicate these but am having trouble making mine look right. Is there anyone who can give me some clues or is there a pattern available to help make this easier? I need some help!!!

Thanks!

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vixterfsu Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 11:55am
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Bunny,
A few days ago I gave this advice.
There are candy molds of slippers.
I used that as a guide.
I don't know how close you are to a candy mold
shop.

vixterfsu Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 12:00pm
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http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-248425-.html#248425

I found the topic.
Look this up.

bunnypatchbaker Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 3:10pm
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Thanks for the advice. I don't live anywhere near any kind of candy or cake supply stores. My only place to shop is at WalMart and you know how limited there selection is. I won't have time to order anything because the cake is for Sunday.

CakeBaker Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 4:14pm
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I'll try to attach the homemade pattern that I made for the gumpaste slippers on this cake: http://www.sugarcreations.com/BallerinaBirthdayCake.jpg
LL

Omicake Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 5:42pm
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I've been following this thread for days. I was gladly surprised to know you thru CC.Always have admired your talent and that cake is one of my favorites.Thanks for your generosity in providing many of us the pattern.

BJ Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 6:20pm
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Cakebaker
for the rim around the top of the slipper did you use a clay gun to form it? If not how did you get that effect? Thanks also from someone doing a ballet cake in 2 weeks. Also - how did you get the form to stay full - did you stuff the slipper with cotton to keep the shape while drying?

bunnypatchbaker Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 6:23pm
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Thank you Thank you Thank you for the pattern! We were trying to make one of our own. This will be perfect for my cake!

CakeBaker Posted 2 Jun 2006 , 12:28am
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BJ --- yes, clay gun for the string around the foot opening, and also yes on the cotton balls to hold the shape while it dries. You'll want to fold under a little piece all around the outside edge of the toe piece -- geez, that probably doesn't make sense -- let me try again. . . on the "toe" part of the pattern, fold under a piece about 1/8" wide all around the outside edge. That folded under part will go on the bottom of the sole. Dampen that 1/8" wide part with gum glue or water to attach it to the sole. HTH

BJ Posted 2 Jun 2006 , 2:34am

Thank you. I'm still a little fuzzy on the 1/8th inch piece to fold around the toe part - is that to attach the toe section to the sole section? My local Michael's store just got in the pre-made gumpaste so I think I'm going to give it a shot this weekend. Thank you so much for your help! it's really appreciated.

CakeBaker Posted 2 Jun 2006 , 3:41am

Yes, that's where they attach --- underneath the sole -- so that it looks more natural.

LeeAnn Posted 3 Jun 2006 , 9:39am

Just like to say cakebaker you have some magnificent cakes/ congratulations. I love your designs and everything looks superb.

surfergina Posted 3 Jun 2006 , 9:19pm

I'm learning....can you exactly tell me what's clay gun looks like? icon_redface.gif

beany Posted 6 Jun 2006 , 9:07am
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Originally Posted by LeeAnn

Just like to say cakebaker you have some magnificent cakes/ congratulations. I love your designs and everything looks superb.




Yeah! Your cakes are beautiful CakeBaker!

karapags Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 7:59pm

Thanks so much!!

CakeMakar Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 4:29am

A clay gun is a small metal tube with discs to fit on the end. Look in Michael's where the fimo clay is. It's about $10. This isn't the best claygun, but will get you through.

You can make a gumpaste "glue" by pouring equal parts of boiling water over gumpaste and allowing it to melt. Then paint it on with a paintbrush.

I just tried a ballet shoe last week and it was so much easier once I found the glue recipe.

lutie Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 1:53am

If you do not have a clay gun, what would you suggest to finish off the shoe?

kellie0406 Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 2:10am

lutie, a clay gun is pretty inexpensive, sold at Michaels, AC Moore etc. Can use the coupon too. Also, cakebaker, thanks so much for this pattern. I used it back in May to make one for my neighbor's daughter's dance recital. It was first try at ballet slippers & the cake was a hit. You are great for sharing this with the CC world!

nancyg Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 5:11am

Wow, what a neat ballet shoe cake. And I would love to have this pattern, but I dont know how to get it off this site. How do I send this pattern to myself.

thanks for any help...guess you fiqured out I am not good with this computer thing!!

Charmaine49 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 5:51am

nancyg.........if you RIGHT click over the image you can either click COPY IMAGE and save it in your Drafts.........OR

you can click SAVE IMAGE AS and save it on your computer...

Hope this makes sense, cause this is what I do when I want to save something.

nancyg Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 3:43pm

Charmaine,
I thank you so much for the information.
Thanks for taking the time to help me
Nancy

ckckhome Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by CakeBaker

I'll try to attach the homemade pattern that I made for the gumpaste slippers on this cake: http://www.sugarcreations.com/BallerinaBirthdayCake.jpg




Your cake is so beautiful, Thank you for the template

nancyg Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 7:20pm

Thanks CakeBaker...
I got the image.

Happy New Year
And thanks for helping
Nancy

Parks Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 12:53pm
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Originally Posted by lutie

If you do not have a clay gun, what would you suggest to finish off the shoe?




I am also wondering what you would use to finish off the shoe? My daughter has a recital coming up and the instructor asked me to make the cake, I have never made a ballet slipper but this looks like a wonderful way to make it. I realise the clay guns are simple to buy in the US for most people but I am currently living in Japan and do not have the time to order one of these. Also for the sole of the shoe do you use a sole on the inside as well as the bottom to hide the folding?

DianeLM Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 3:54pm
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Originally Posted by lutie

If you do not have a clay gun, what would you suggest to finish off the shoe?



I would suggest rolling out a piece of fondant, then cutting a strip out with a pastry wheel. Or, if you have a ribbon cutter (two wheels), that would be even better.

nancyg Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 7:43pm

I am trying to copy and paste the ballet shoe pattern. And am unable to. If anyone has it. ?ould you email it to me please. I am doing a cake with ballet shoes in Feb. My email is nancygrobinson@aol.com

I already contacted Cakebaker and she was kind enough to respond. But, no longer has it in her files.

thanks everyone

Pedsjoey Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 1:59am

Nancy, I just e-mailed you a copy of the pattern. Hope this helps!

bobwonderbuns Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 2:13am

Can someone email it to me too -- I've always wanted to do a pair of ballet slippers but just couldn't quite get it. Thanks all! icon_biggrin.gif

G_Cakes Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 2:57am

I too would also love to get a copy of the pattern...if any of you would be so kind as to email it to me at gcakes@live.ca...thanks icon_smile.gif

HeidiH14 Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 5:16pm

Can you please send me a copy of the pattern also at heidihuval@yahoo.com?
Thank You Very Much!

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