FeGe_Cakes Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 1:46am
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Hello everyone,

I ran into this cake while browsing for ideas.
http://www.elitecakedesigns.com.au/stiletto-shoebox-cake.html

I took a shoe class last year but the toughest part is to make a consistent heel. Any idea how they made this heel so clean and skinny?

Do you think it was gumpaste or modeling chocolate or something else?

I am almost tempted to find an old shoe and make my own mold if I wanted to do a life size shoe.

Any thoughts would be appreciated

P.S. I know there are templetes on this website, but nothing compares to this shoe. This shoe is very realistic.

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CakeCrystals Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 11:48am
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That is exactly what you should do. In fact, that is how I made my first gumpaste shoe. I took one of my shoes and used it as a mold to create the shoe you see below. I think that I will attempt to re-create the red gucci shoe for a cake that I have for next month. What you can do is find an old high heel shoe, cut off the straps, or outer part of the shoe. You should be left with just the sole and the heel. Trace the insole on paper or a folder, cut it and use as a template. Roll some gumpaste or modeling chocolate as narrow as you want to create the heel shape.
LL

bashini Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 12:37pm
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Hi, I also have a shoe to make for next week. I bought a pair of shoes which was really cheap. And I cut the outer part and use the sole as a foamer. Have you seen the new video from Pink cake box? If not here is the link,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhuDKQAaHTM

HTH. icon_smile.gif

CakeCrystals Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 1:05pm
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Yes, i've seen it and thought it was a great learning tool. This is what I used to complete my shoe. Someone actually thought this was a real shoe.

Peridot Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 6:57pm
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WOW! What a great idea to use a real show as your pattern or template. I need to make a shoe in June and I am trying to find out how I am going to make this thing.

rosiecast Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 7:50pm
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Bashini thanks for the link. That was great. I love Anne!!

malakainrop Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 7:57pm
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That shoe was made at a Planet Cake course in Sydney Australia - the person that could help you was DEACTIVATED from CC thumbsdown.gif

Loucinda Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 2:05am
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If you have any questions, I am sure if you email Anne - she would help you out. I think it is pretty well explained though! I love it that she shares! icon_smile.gif

rajinaren Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 3:16am
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thanks for the link....that was really helpful....i will be doing icon_biggrin.gif a purse cake...would like to do shoes too...can wait to try it.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 6:00am

Thanks for the link! This is really great. I just don't like gumpaste much..you have to work really fast or it starts drying out.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 6:16am

I think the modeling chocolate is a great idea, but she didn't do the heel the way I would have expected or the way the Gucci shoe cake link I posted in my original post, but gives me some other ideas to work with.

Thanks again for the pinkcake box link to youtube.

marion1504 Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 6:56am

hi.
my shoes are made of marzipan, I just use my hands to shape the heel, let it dry. so I made sole and a form so that the base could dry on the heel

good luck icon_smile.gif

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1602018

bashini Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 8:14am

You are welcome!!! icon_biggrin.gif Glad it was a help. icon_biggrin.gif

marion1504 Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 8:48am

Thank you icon_smile.gif

My english is very bad, so you will excuse me, hihi I have to use google translate so text is a little strange. icon_redface.gif

ask me again if you do not understand everything.
have a nice day icon_biggrin.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 12:07am

I've seen that particular shoe done many times -- check the gallery and PM those who have tried it. There's some very talented people out there! icon_biggrin.gif

CakeCrystals Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 1:50am

I tried this technique this evening on the shoe that I'm currently working on. I rolled the gumpaste into a log and shaped the top to a 45% angle and then I used my x-acto knife and cut the heel down not the top just the heel to the width I needed for my stiletto.

I hopte this helps. Once the shoe is completed, i'll post.

CakeCrystals Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 1:53am

Oops! I forgot, don't forget to smooth the gumpaste into position once you cut the heel to the width you need for your show.

Good Luck icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

Auntie Sheila Posted 28 Oct 2013 , 8:46pm

How do you make this stiletto shoe look so real? I want to make cupcake stilettos but I want them to look like a real shoe

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