staceyboots Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 1:55pm
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Hi CC'ers

I've been asked to make a cake for my boss' birthday and since he is a running enthusiast, I am thinking that I would to make a sneaker cake.

Does anyone have instructions on how to carve and decorate this kind of cake? This would be my first carved cake so I am looking that a newbie could do.

Thanks,

Stacey

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FlourPots Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 2:06pm
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This should be helpful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi0QaATf5_o

Also, if you PM Laura (CakesByLJ), she'll send you instructions and templates to make her amazing sneaker cake: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1322052

staceyboots Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 6:17pm
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thanks, flourpots!

FlourPots Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 6:44pm
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You're welcome icon_smile.gif .

bobwonderbuns Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 12:29am
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You might also ask JenniferMI who did an amazing pair of sneakers cake for her son. I've always wondered how she did them. http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=868583

JenniferMI Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 1:24am
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Hi!

This is the one and only pair I've made. I was really happy with how they came out. I had the shoe sitting right there.... next to my cakes. I stacked long loaf like cakes and just started, ever so slowly, carving to fit the contour and height of each shoe. You can make them larger than life, but you want the same curves, cuts. After I got them carved, I covered in my semi-homemade white choc. fondant (THIN layer). Then added detail from there. I did airbrush the hole that your foot would go into. Carving cakes is just time consuming...go slow....really study the shoe.

If I can help, yell ok?

Jen icon_smile.gif
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JenniferMI Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 1:25am
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Oh, one more important detail. Notice how the toe goes UP from the table...like a real shoe does. This is kick it up a notch in the realism dept. Just carve it upward a bit. If you feel better, add a scewer in that area for extra support.

Hope this helps!

Jen icon_smile.gif

JustToEatCake Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 4:57am
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Originally Posted by JenniferMI

Oh, one more important detail. Notice how the toe goes UP from the table...like a real shoe does. This is kick it up a notch in the realism dept. Just carve it upward a bit. If you feel better, add a scewer in that area for extra support.

Hope this helps!

Jen icon_smile.gif



Those are some awesome sneakers!

JenniferMI Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 1:06pm
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Thanks JTE!

Jen icon_smile.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:47pm

Thanks Jen!! Do I see a carved sneaker video in your future?? icon_lol.gif

JenniferMI Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 6:12pm

LOL!

OMG ....that pair took me 9 hrs. to make. That would be like a week of shooting - LOL!

Who knows.... maybe SOMEday...we'll see icon_smile.gif

Jen icon_smile.gif

Spuddysmom Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 6:28pm

Waaait a minute! Okay, I can sort of believe that JenniferMI made this amazingly realistic cake in only 9 hours, I can even believe that someday, maybe I will feel confident enough to try a sneaker cake, but come on! Are you asking us to believe that this is an authentic replica of a real boy's shoe??? What real kid in the history of boys has ever kept a shoe looking like that? If I made a sneaker modeled after any of the shoes from any of my kids They would come with ripped out heels, scuffed everything and greying shreds of laces.
Fabulous work by the way. thumbs_up.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 6:32pm

Well I've been to Jen's house and I've seen those particular shoes -- they're the real deal! icon_biggrin.gif

JenniferMI Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 6:43pm

LOL Spuddymom!!! Ok...so they looked like that when they were NEW! LOL

They were his bastketball shoes, so those really didn't get to dirty, just used on the court.

Jen icon_smile.gif

sugarcheryl Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 2:12am

Those sneakers are awesome. I would like to try that one day. icon_smile.gif

solascakes Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 2:35am

Will I ever be able to make anything like that?. I just bought a coach bag and clogs and dying to replcate both as a cake for my birthday,but have no idea.......and 9hrs. icon_eek.gif My guest will probably meet me still carving.lol

msnrozier Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 8:34pm

RESPONDING TO KEEP IN MY POSTS!! GOOD TOPIC

Nytepyre Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 3:52am

So glad I found this! I'm doing a tap shoe pair cake for my boss, and this will be so helpful!

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