Gum Paste Shoe Former

Decorating By CutiePieCakes-Ontario Updated 6 Sep 2009 , 7:56pm by tatorchip

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 9:55pm
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Is there another way to do shoes without the former? Has anyone made their own former?

I'd love to make shoes, but (a) GSA is 'out of stock'; and (b) I can't afford US$80 + shipping right now, to just play with it.


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Loucinda Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 10:04pm
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Go and get a brand new cheap high heeled shoe (walmart, payless) cut the top off of it and cover the base of it with saran wrap - waa laa, instant shoe former. (and it won't have the funky not right shape to it when it is done)

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 10:13pm
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Loucinda, you're a GENIUS! detective.gif

And I can build the heel from GP anyway.


Loucinda Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 10:19pm
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You're welcome. icon_biggrin.gif

dsilvest Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 10:22pm
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Check or for the shoe cutters kit. Around $30 They are both in Toronto

I made the support from cardboard using this template. You may need to adjust the height to match the heel mold.

Here are the instructions

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 10:27pm
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Thanks, Diane. Sometimes I get so involved here (with all the US links), that I forget to look at local places. I'll go to the McCalls website and check them out now. I can always pop in there on my way to work one day.

Thanks, again.

dandelion56602 Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 3:38am
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I can't remember the link (it's on my other computer), but the guy said Kerry Vincent uses a coke can. He uses a 2 L: cuts a strip (I think about 4" wide) and tapes it to the shape---like the cardboard one here, but it has more of a "curve" to it. I'll try to find it & post it. I thought the link was pretty awesome!

ncbert Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 1:09pm
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tatorchip Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 7:56pm
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Originally Posted by ncbert

here's the gumpaste shoe with the bottle former link

Thanks ncbert, love the tutorial and the many other one.

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