Help!! Does It Look...

Baking By Twopeasinapod Updated 22 Feb 2009 , 10:25pm by JenWhitlock

Twopeasinapod Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:05am
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like ballet shoes? I am working on a cookie bouquet for an auction for a local dance studio. I have two boys and have never really looked at ballet shoes. I got a picture off of microsoft clip art, blew it up, and cut these out. I thought I might also make some curlies out of gumpaste and attach at the back like they are the ties. What do you think? Be VERY honest - I can handle it - I have a teenager! icon_lol.gif

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Twopeasinapod Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:10am
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Well, it would probably help if I would attach the picture! icon_sad.gif

IcedTea4Me2 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:18am
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They look great to me. But, then again, I'm in a house with 3 men. LOL No ballet shoes here either!


PS OK... one man and two up-n-coming young men.

DsLady614 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:20am
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I think they look great! The ties, either gumpaste or piped on, would really help.

AFBarbie Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:21am
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They look great! Of course I haven't seen a pair in many years.......from what I remember they look very realistic. Adding some curlyQ's would make them look cuter.

sugarwishes Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:24am
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You can definately tell they're ballet shoes and they're really cute! But I feel like they're missing something, like a bow or when the ribbon on ballet shoes criss-cross. What else are you putting in the bouquet? or all ballet slippers?

Twopeasinapod Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:30am
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I will be putting some music notes, hearts, and a few flowers along with the shoes. They didn't want tap shoes or anything else because it is mainly ballet.

cookie_fun Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:33am
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They do look like ballet slippers. I think the curlies off the end would be good. It needs something. Usually the ballet slippers have a small bow at the top of the opening (by the toes) too. If you don't do the curlies, then normally the ballet slippers have an elastic band across the top of the foot, so you would want to add that too. Like this:

With these and the other items in your bouquet, it will look so cute!
Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

shiney Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:35am
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Twopeas, They look great, but I'm like sugarwishes, they are missing something, but can't put my finger on it. Do a search here and see what you come up with, even cakes. And I love what you said, Yes, teenagers give us very tough skins!!

aundrea Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:36am
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they are so cute! i agree with everyone too, that it needs a tie or bow.
i have two girls who took dance when they were younger. and these are great!
btw: i loved your comment:
be honest i have a teenager!
so true!!!

tujy Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 3:26am
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i think they look like ballet shoes, but adding either a real ribbon (attached with some royal icing) or piping on some ribbon details would make them look even cuter. maybe you could attach satin ribbon onto the back with the RI, and bring the strands out to the front and make them criss cross or tied in a bow? i've never really paid much attention to what real ballet shoes look like, but the criss cross ribbon thing does pop into my head.

TracyLH Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 3:30pm
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These look great icon_biggrin.gif and there is no doubt that they are ballet slippers! I agree with everyone else that a ribbon or tie would be the perfect finishing touch. icon_smile.gif

JenWhitlock Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 8:26pm
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I concur. adorable cookie!
I try to avoid putting a real ribbon on my cookies, but you can get that effect with fondant. I would either put a little bow at the toe or ribbon ties at the ankle strap. - try to keep the bow kinda flat so it doesn't crush.

(see my new baby cookies: )

Twopeasinapod Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 10:09pm
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Okay, I added fondant ribbons and a small flower. The flower matches the ones that are on the hearts in the bouquet. How does it look now? icon_rolleyes.gif

Sweetlepea Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 10:15pm
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Fantastic!! They are sooo adorable! And the ribbon now gives it just the right touch, and I love the little flowers icon_smile.gif

rockysmommy Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 10:19pm
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Originally Posted by Sweetlepea

Fantastic!! They are sooo adorable! And the ribbon now gives it just the right touch, and I love the little flowers icon_smile.gif

Looks great! thumbs_up.gif

lostincake Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 10:21pm
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MUCH nicer...the other ones did look like ballet slippers but could also have been mistaken for household slippers. These however...NO doubt whatsoever.

JenWhitlock Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 10:25pm
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