Baby Converse Shoes

Decorating By veronica970206 Updated 29 Jun 2009 , 9:17pm by veronica970206

veronica970206 Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 2:51pm
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Does anyone know where I can get a template on here to make the baby converse gym shoes? I have searched on here and I cannot find it anywhere. If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you sooooo much in advance!!!!

Sincerely,
Veronica

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woodruffbn Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 3:02pm
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Found this last night...

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1163795

FYI: Go to the gallery and there is a section for templates..
HTH!

JodieF Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 7:20pm
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Her template is awesome. I've made those shoes several times. I gave a little "bling" to the last pair I just posted. They're so much fun to do!

Jodie
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Normita Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 8:37pm
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Originally Posted by JodieF

Her template is awesome. I've made those shoes several times. I gave a little "bling" to the last pair I just posted. They're so much fun to do!

Jodie




How do you print them out to life size?? I had trouble printing them as they printed suuuuper tiny icon_sad.gif

JodieF Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 8:42pm
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Right click on the template and do a save image as, then open if from wherever you saved it. For me, it opens in Microsoft Office Picture Manager. When I click print, I get the option of choosing full page print. Then everything is the right size.

Jodie

woodruffbn Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 8:49pm
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I traced mine right off the screen! LOL icon_lol.gif

Normita Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 8:54pm
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Thanks for the info. I have a MAC which sometimes makes it difficult for me....I know it is supposed to be the best....but I hate it!!

Tee-Y Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 9:16pm
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JodieF those are lovely shoes but what do you use as a former for the shoes.

woodruffbn Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 9:25pm
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Originally Posted by Tee-Y

JodieF those are lovely shoes but what do you use as a former for the shoes.




It's a template. I posted the link above. You print it off and cut your gumpaste/fondant in those shapes. Go to the link and she gives pretty good instuctions.

JodieF Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 10:45pm
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I don't use a former. I roll a snake of plastic wrap to tuck into the toe to hold that shape. I use fairly stiff fondant/gumpaste and hold up the sides for a minute so they'll stand. Once the shoe is all together I'll tuck in a ball of paper towel to hold up the tongue and hold the sides in place while it dries.

HTH

Jodie

Molly2 Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 12:31am
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I made my first pair a couple a weeks ago they came out so cute it was for a boy baby shower I made the mold and pieced it day by day can't wait to do it again good luck

Molly2

veronica970206 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 4:14pm
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I soooooooooooo cannot wait to make these, how far in advance do I need to make these? How do you get the sides to hold up? Do you use RI or water/extract? What do you use to prop it up with to get it to hold or do you just hold it? Thank you soooooooo much for finding it for me, I dont know how you did it, but I could not find it for the life of me, so sad, LOL. You all are the best!!!

Sincerely,
Veronica

JodieF Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:34pm
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I usually cut out the bottom of the shoe and the two side pieces first. I do the "stitching" and then let them dry to stiffen up some. I use water to attach things, and I just hold the two side pieces until they'll stand up fairly well, then put on the tongue piece and tuck in a snake of plastic wrap to hold that up. Then I tuck in a ball of paper towel to hold up the tongue piece and the sides. I add the toe cover. Then you add the little strips of fondant at the back of the shoes, then all the way around the bottom. It's a bit tricky for the first shoe, but then the second shoe is easier!

Jodie

Peridot Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:38pm
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JodieF - great instructions and advise - THANKS!

Molly2 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 7:37pm
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I made a shoe mold and then I laid piece by piece on the mold as each piece dried I glued the together with piping gel

Molly
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veronica970206 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 9:17pm
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Thanks for the details, you are a gem!!! I love that pic, they came out perfectly!!!! I hope mine look that good, LOL. My Husband's Cousin is having a boy, and her baby shower is in 3 weeks, so I thought I would love to make these, and why not try it out. I will be keeping my fingers crossed on this one, lol.

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