Dorothy's Ruby Slippers

Decorating By Pebbles1727 Updated 25 Jan 2010 , 2:35am by chilz822

Pebbles1727 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 3:22am
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Has anyone tried to make Dorothy's slippers before? Did you use a mold or have a pattern? How did you make them so shiny?
Thanks in advance, P

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alliebear Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 3:43am
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heres a link to sugar shacks blog... she made a wizard of oz cake and had some great looking ruby slippers on it... i believe she used a chocolate mold

cownsj Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 3:44am
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My husband made ruby slippers several months ago. It was a trial and error thing. The slippers he made were about 4 inches or so long. He used red fondant to shape them, no pattern. That's why the trial and error. He just kept reworking them until he was satisfied with the shape. the he covered them with red cake sparkles and they looked just like the ruby slippers. Sorry I couldn't be more specific in how he made them, but the sparkles worked beautifully.

icer101 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 3:57am
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there is also a great pic on this site.. i think i saved it.. i will see..

icer101 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 4:03am
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it was done by pattyscakes65 .. but it is buttercream.. but very pretty..

Loucinda Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 4:14am
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I have made them, I used the pattern from GSA. Here is the one I did:

Pebbles1727 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 10:19pm
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How did you make your shoe so sparkly?

Loucinda Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 12:22am
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I first painted it with red airbrush color, then applied red disco dust to it. (held it over a paper plate and just poured the disco dust on it - then tapped the excess off!)

revskg Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 12:45am
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I did a pair for a WofOz cake recently and found a copy of the prop sheet from the movie that had the actual dimensions of the original shoes. I reduced the measurements in scale to 25% of the original and cut a pattern. I can send you the prop spec sheet if that helps. Unfortunately, I didn't save my pattern or I would offer that too. I used red edible glitter from GSA on mine.

Sherry G

chilz822 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 2:35am
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I am making silver shoes and bought silver disco dust to sprinkle them with... I'm guessing you poured it on while the paint was still wet?

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