My 1St Gp Shoe - Love It! + A Tip For Painting On Gp/fondant

Decorating By tuffstuff Updated 16 Oct 2008 , 12:28am by sari66

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tuffstuff Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 2:23am
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So my mom turned 50 recently. She loves shoes and I've been wanting to try my hand at a gumpaste shoe. The cutters I've seen are either too expensive or too small. I wanted it to look life-size (because the cake part was a shoebox) so I actually bought a cheap high heel (5 bucks!) and cut off the top straps. I covered it with cardstock and used that as my support for the sole. I think it worked great.
My tip for painting on gumpaste or fondant: I hated how sometimes it looks tacky/shiny and smudges a lot - a problem when handling the shoe. Cornstarch generously sprinkled on top and then dusted off solved the prob. I did it on both the shoe and the fondant cupcakes.
Here's my picture of the cake with the shoe and the cupcakes.
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kettlevalleygirl Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 2:32am
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She must have loved it....Beautiful!

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ncbert Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 2:54am
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Thanks for the tips....I love all of it ! icon_biggrin.gif ....Now that's one HOT shoe!!!!

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TJCanadian Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 3:02am
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Oh wow, that turned out Great!! I can't wait to do my first shoe. I think it has a more realistic arch than the molds you can buy. I always think they have too much arch, a foot wouldn't fit on those it would seem

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cakelady724 Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 9:12am
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My daughter will be turning 21 soon and I would LOVE to make this cake for her.... Please send the instructions. Thanks

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__Martha__ Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 10:11am
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That is incredible! You did a beautiful job - that's probably the nicest shoe set up I've seen.

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mandi1613 Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 11:01am
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That is VERY nice!! you did a great job

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mommak Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 11:21am
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You did a fantastic job thumbs_up.gif

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Dileia Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 3:42pm
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Beautiful job!Fantastic job!!!!!!!!

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cakebaker1957 Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 7:59pm
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That is one heck of a good looking cake, Wished someone baked me one like that when i turned 50 great job and the cupcakes are awesome i will put this one in my favs for sure

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nrctermite Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 8:07pm
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Thanks for sharing your great idea!!!

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Win Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 8:07pm
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Very nice! You can tell it was a cake crafted out of love. I like the details like the pearls surrounding the plaque, etc.

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DnEKakez Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 8:12pm
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Amazing Luv it! you did a Great JOB I bet ur mom luv it!

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2kiddos Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 8:23pm
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What an awesome 1st shoe! I was admiring this cake earlier! You did an incredible job!
I just bought the "fabulous shoe kit", and was terribly disappointed in the size... its tiny!
I may have to try the cheap $5 shoe idea too!

Again, excellent work!

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kjt Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 8:27pm
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Originally Posted by __Martha__

That is incredible! You did a beautiful job - that's probably the nicest shoe set up I've seen.





I agree completely!

So...do you paint, let the fondant dry, and then dust on the cornstarch icon_confused.gif does it absorb the moisture from the paint? Stupid questions probably, but this has always been an issue for me too, and I am hopeful this will be a good fix for me!

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sugarcheryl Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 9:48pm
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This is absolutely beautiful. The colors great. I know your mom loved and was proud. Keep up the great work. icon_smile.gif

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sari66 Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 12:28am
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Wow great job icon_smile.gif

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