High Heel Shoe - No Form??

Decorating By cakebaker1957 Updated 27 Apr 2010 , 9:25pm by FlourPots

cakebaker1957 Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 2:00pm
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Hi, My daughters BD is just around the corner , and i would love to make her a shoe box cake, Baked last night and froze it, Now i need to do the high heel shoe, I have no forms, What could i use to prop it up with until it dries?? I will have to hand cut the fondant and so on, any info will help,
Thanks everyone Oh i want the shoe pretty big almost life like icon_rolleyes.gif

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Loucinda Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 2:08pm
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Buy a cheap pair of heels, and cover with saran wrap to use as a former.

LindaF144a Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 2:14pm
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Search You Tube. I believe I saw a video where they propped it up with a block of styrofoam the height they wanted the heel and then let if flop to the front.

In fact a piece of styrofoam or floral block and you can carve it to the shape you want yourself too.

mrswendel Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 2:19pm
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I had a tupperware container that was the perfect height for my shoe. Just flipped it upside down and put the gumpaste shoe sole heel on it and the toe on the table to dry. Worked perfectly!

cakebaker1957 Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 2:32pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Loucinda

Buy a cheap pair of heels, and cover with saran wrap to use as a former.


Great Idea Thanks

cakebaker1957 Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 2:32pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LindaF144

Search You Tube. I believe I saw a video where they propped it up with a block of styrofoam the height they wanted the heel and then let if flop to the front.

In fact a piece of styrofoam or floral block and you can carve it to the shape you want yourself too.




thanks

cakebaker1957 Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 2:33pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mrswendel

I had a tupperware container that was the perfect height for my shoe. Just flipped it upside down and put the gumpaste shoe sole heel on it and the toe on the table to dry. Worked perfectly!


Will fondant work as well as gumpaste?? Or can i do 50-50

ladyonzlake Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 2:38pm
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I made a former out of styrofoam...the floral type that's easy to cut.

I used fondant with tylose powder in it.

Loucinda Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 3:04pm
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Fondant will not dry as nice as the gumpaste will. I would either use all gumpaste or 50/50 (fondant/gumpaste) - especially since the cake is just a few days out.

cakeglitz Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 3:13pm
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You might try this site: http://www.how2cakes.com/shoe.html

leahk Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 4:27pm
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Check out this Pink Cake Box tutorial:
http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/category/videos/tutorials

cakebaker1957 Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 6:16pm
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Wow Thanks Guy's this info is great, Knew i could count on CCer's

FlourPots Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 9:25pm
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Here's a tutorial that uses a clear 2-liter soda bottle to form the shoe (scroll down): http://sugarteachers.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-make-gumpaste-high-heel-shoe.html

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