My little boy has been sick all week and I have a shoebox/shoe cake to make for the weekend. I'm getting a much later start than I had planned and am running in to a brick wall with respect to design ideas.
This cake will be for a church fundraiser. My inspiration was this shoe (see photo) that I saw a few years ago. I love it. Rather than calla lillies and big leaves, I might do a more delicate version with smaller pink flowers and two different colors of green for the leaves.
My problems: (1) what colors do I make the shoe box? (2) what color do I use to cover the board?
I think I must have fried-mom brain because this is usually my favorite part!
I would do a pink shoe box with a green cake board with maybe a pink ribbon arond the edge (matching the ribbon on shoe). Maybe put a small amount of green accent on box.
Pink shoe box, and black cake board will make it "Pop"
Pink shoe box with gold or brown board.
I go with Jenthecakelady ...green and pink.
Doesn't look stark - looks soft and feminine.
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Pink shoe box and brown sugar or cookie crumb for the cake board as if it was dirt. kind of if you were getting the shoe right out of your garden ready to wear. i love that shoe picture what a great idea you got from it..
I was standing in my kitchen mulling this over and I looked down at my maple hardwood. I thought it'd look really cool to make the board look like a hardwood floor (in a boutique). It would look like someone just tried a shoe on. I think you're all right about the box itself. I'm getting to work again! Thanks so much.
I do like the idea of a maple hardwood floor. That would be really cute!
I like the hardwood floor OR the dirt idea. Either one would be cute.