Basketball Shoe Cake Instructions & Photo

Decorating By antonia74 Updated 4 Jun 2012 , 12:05am by maimai16

antonia74 Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 1:34am
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- I made three layers of cake in 9" x 13" pans, cut them flat and then filled them. I stacked them and put them in the freezer for a few hours to get nice and solid.
- meanwhile, take a man's running shoe (generally wider and larger than a women's) and trace it onto paper or wax paper. Cut the shape out. Remove frozen cake from freezer and using the shoe template, cut out the outline with smooth strokes down all 3 layers of cake. Remove the scraps.
- using a good serrated knife (steak knives are great because the teeth are close together!) carve the shoe's shape. I angled the heel ever so slightly inwards, carved the top downwards towards the toes and angled the sides too. I left the top flat (where your foot would go in).
-coat the cake in a thin layer of buttercream for the fondant to stick to
-I froze the cake again for a few hours, then using white rolled fondant, I covered the cake completely while it was still frozen. (I leave my cakes out overnight at this point to allow for the fondant to set up and dry a bit. In the morning I trim the edges again because there is usually excess from it "settling".) I dyed the extra fondant orange and rolled it out onto my 12" cake board.
- to achieve the shoe's design, I used my paste food colourings diluted with just a few drops of water to make them into painting consistency. I made the shoe's top all black, wrote the brand name on the shoe's "tongue" area and did the striping on the sides. I used the same black to make the basketball's lines on the cake board.
- finally, I made a stiff royal icing and piped on the laces in a crisscross design with a flat piping tip shape. The letters were cut from fondant & stuck on with a bit of water.

I think that's all I can remember...good luck with your cakes!!

17 replies
AgentCakeBaker Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 1:47am
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Thanks for posting the instructions. I can't wait to try this.

veejaytx Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 2:09am
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Thanks Antonia, your cake looks great! Janice

melissablack Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 2:17am
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Your cake looks so great! I think I'd be afraid to try it.. it sounds so difficult to make. Good job.

Melissa icon_smile.gif

Cakemaker Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 2:25am
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Wow! That's amazing! I'm with Melissa that one, I'm scared to try it too. You did a wonderful job.

nernan Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 6:24am
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how did you het the black so black on the shoe icon_cry.gif

antonia74 Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 12:33pm
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No, try it everyone! If your cake is frozen it's really simple to fondant! I don't think I added the tip that the cake should be crumb-coated in buttercream as well...perhaps I'll go back and add that info in.

The black is ever-so-slightly diluted black food colouring paste. You can also use the powder format mixed to a paste consistency with alcohol or extract. It works just as well.


sweetbaker Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 12:43pm
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Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Mchelle Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 3:50pm
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I love your cake antonia. thumbs_up.gif

jonmarmar Posted 17 Jun 2005 , 5:16am
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THIS CAKE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT thumbs_up.gif

flayvurdfun Posted 17 Jun 2005 , 5:18am
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now that sounds and looks great....I may have to try it in a few months..

nola Posted 26 Jun 2005 , 9:36pm
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Your cake looks GREAT! Did you use a filling between the layers of the shoe?

bigcatz Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 8:33am
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The cake is awesome!! Thanks for sharing the instructions. I have to try that...when I gather up the courage to!!

peacockplace Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 1:38pm
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Really cool cake! thumbs_up.gif

antonia74 Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 9:52pm
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There is a little bit of buttercream between each layer of cake...maybe about 1/8" only though!

antonia74 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 6:20pm
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<< bumping up for a member who asked about it >> icon_smile.gif

antonia74 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 4:10pm
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I found a great video on YouTube to show how one is made. This is much better than I could have explained it! icon_lol.gif

Hope this helps....


maimai16 Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 12:05am
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Nice... Will make dh a reebok the question this fathers day... You guys are so awesome! icon_smile.gif

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