Really Need Help On Making A High Heel

Decorating By eatdessert1st Updated 21 Oct 2008 , 9:29pm by eatdessert1st

eatdessert1st Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 5:09pm
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All of the heels I've made so far really blow. Is there a trick to making those things? I'm using the wonderful templates from here so the sole isn't a problem. Any tips would be very appreciated!

Melanie Mc.

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banba Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 8:26pm
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I just use a "sole" template and then make a smaller "sole" template to lay over the first sole (this one I colour differently and add writing to)

I draw them out on thick card and cut them out. I bend the sole in two places at the heel part and at the flat part where your foot rests.

I then cellotape the wide flat part to the surface I intend to leave the shoe drying on, in my case I tape it to a cookie tray.

The narrower end (the heel part) I prop up with an icing coupler or a tip that gives me the height that I want my heel to be.

When I get the right height I tape the tip or coupler to my template and my tray.

I take the already rolled and cut out sole of fondant and lay it over my cardboard sole and just leave it like that for about two days.

Then I make the heel by hand or else I have a tiny heel mold I use. I remove the harden shaped sole from the cardboard prop and glue on the heel.

I then leave this for a day. Then I just roll out some fondant pretty thin in a rectangle shape long enough to cover the toe end from side to side.

I bunch up lots of cling wrap and squish it into the arch shape and place it on the fondant sole.

I lay my rectangle piece of fondant over it and cut where it meets the sole on each side and glue.

Let that dry for a day or two and then decorate.

I hope this makes sense. Hard to explain without pictures I guess.

jessienj Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 8:30pm
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I took a pair of brand new high heel shoes that I liked the heel height of and made a silicone mold of the heel. Now I just stick my gumpaste in there and take it out and it's exactly how high and shaped exactly how i want it. I let that dry and then make my sole and prop it however i need with paper towels.

eatdessert1st Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 9:29pm
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Originally Posted by jessienj

I took a pair of brand new high heel shoes that I liked the heel height of and made a silicone mold of the heel. Now I just stick my gumpaste in there and take it out and it's exactly how high and shaped exactly how i want it. I let that dry and then make my sole and prop it however i need with paper towels.




Great idea! I've been trying to hand model the heel and they look pretty bad icon_cry.gif I've got the sole down thanks to the tutorial here and one of my cake books. (The cake tutorial is better, though!)
Thanks so much for the replies.

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