anamado Posted 7 May 2010 , 11:01pm
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Today I want to share with all CCers how I made my husband's birthday cake. A black shoe, Italian style icon_biggrin.gif

I baked a spongy chocolate cake and froze it
(my favorite http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7404/victorian-chocolate-cake )

First I looked for some images on the net to make myself patterns.


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Then, I cut the sole and put it on top of the half frozen cake and started carving.



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Then I used the profile view and did the same

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I kept carving until the rough look started to smooth and looked more like a shoe

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Then it was time for covering the cake with ganache.
This time, my little helpers were playing fancy clothing games, so the only help I got from them was eating all the leftovers.


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Now, it was time for covering the cake with fondant. I used black MMF (this recipe http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6971/true-black-mmf )
And to make it look more real I made some stitches with a stitching tool (PME in this case)

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Then I made myself a pattern using a real shoe, for the back.
And using a small cutting wheel (the one in the picture) I cut it out.
I used also here the stitching tool to give that real look.


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I put it on the cake and used a piece of tissue in the front part to prevent it from gluing to the underneath layer of mmf (later the laces had to be placed).
I turned around my pattern and made the other side of the shoe. And were the two parts meet, exactly in the back, I just put a strip of fondant all stitched too.


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To make the ornaments used this 4 tools
A pasta cutter, a tip, the stitching tool and a wheel that came out of a toy icon_biggrin.gif


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For the laces I made very thin snakes and glued them with water. They are all cut pieces, they don't real pass under.
And the decorations were made on the already placed fondant on top of the cake.


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For the front part of the shoe, I cut another thin layer of fondant, made all the ornamenting outside the cake and in the end glued it with water (using a slightly wet brush)
The sole was made with a strip of mmf around the cake and marked with that plastic spares wheel I had
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I have the cake also on my page here on CC icon_smile.gif

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1668069

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jadedlogic Posted 7 May 2010 , 11:17pm
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That's awesome!! Thank you! icon_smile.gif

ncbert Posted 7 May 2010 , 11:23pm
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FABULOUS shoe cake!!!! You tutorial is amazing how you put the tools used with it icon_biggrin.gif
I hope you share more tutorials with us...please

Thank you and very much appreciated!

anamado Posted 7 May 2010 , 11:28pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ncbert

FABULOUS shoe cake!!!! You tutorial is amazing how you put the tools used with it icon_biggrin.gif
I hope you share more tutorials with us...please

Thank you and very much appreciated!




Thank you!

I have some other tutorials posted here. If you want PM me and I'll send you the list

leif Posted 8 May 2010 , 12:46am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anamado

Quote:
Originally Posted by ncbert

FABULOUS shoe cake!!!! You tutorial is amazing how you put the tools used with it icon_biggrin.gif
I hope you share more tutorials with us...please

Thank you and very much appreciated!



Thank you!

I have some other tutorials posted here. If you want PM me and I'll send you the list




I'm loving this so much!
Could you PM me the links too?

iris219 Posted 8 May 2010 , 1:12am
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wow this is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

FlourPots Posted 8 May 2010 , 1:32am
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I love all of your tutorials...Thank You so much!! I hope you plan to do more, LOL!!

Your shoe looks amazing...the details are wonderful!

dalis4joe Posted 8 May 2010 , 2:29am
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AWESOME!!!!!! thanks... ur pictorial is super detailed and I love it... thanks a million!

ginger6361 Posted 8 May 2010 , 4:22am
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AWESOME CAKE

Ren715 Posted 8 May 2010 , 9:10am

Thank you so much for posting this!!!

You did an awesome job...very easy to follow icon_biggrin.gif

I too would love the list of your other tutorials.

ibmoser Posted 8 May 2010 , 2:08pm

Awesome shoe!! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your instructions and those wonderful photos thumbs_up.gif

Enchantin-Cakes Posted 8 May 2010 , 5:54pm

Lovely. Really...!!!!

tarheelgirl Posted 8 May 2010 , 6:06pm

Awesome shoe and such a great tutorial! thumbs_up.gif

Sassy74 Posted 8 May 2010 , 6:15pm

That is so awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

LuvLyrics Posted 8 May 2010 , 6:26pm

Not only awesome but your tutorial it's so easy to follow, even I can probably do it... not a joke LOL !!! I am pm' ing you too... I want your tutorials !

Thanks for sharing

anamado Posted 9 May 2010 , 12:29am

Thank you all very much for your comments icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
I have had many PMs requesting me the links of my other tutorials, so I decided to post them here.


BubbleGum machine http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=669953&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

A fondant basket weave




Chihuahua http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=619692&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

Dog gift box http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-605665-0-days0-orderasc-.html

Pink Fish http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-606308-0-days0-orderasc-.html

Doll and Santa http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=611152&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

Fairy princess http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6767704-.html#6767704

e8141983 Posted 10 May 2010 , 9:19pm

Great tutorials!
Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 8:57pm

Anamado, I stand in AWE of your talent!! Your tutorials are magnificent!! Thank you again sooooo much for sharing with us! icon_biggrin.gif

thecakeprincess Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 9:06pm

Thanks so much for sharing! Great job on the cake!!!!

DeeDelightful Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 9:10pm

That is so great! You should be so proud of your cake AND your wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Windykk Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:37pm

AWESOME

doitallmom Posted 19 Jun 2012 , 6:25pm

Very nice!!!! Thanks for taking the time to post tutorials!

anamado Posted 19 Jun 2012 , 6:55pm

Thanks and you are welcome!
I have learn all I know here on CC, so I like to share with others too.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 19 Jun 2012 , 8:29pm

Real "sole" food.

HamSquad Posted 20 Jun 2012 , 3:34am

Thank you anamado, I too used your tutorial for the man's shoe. I wished my shoe came out like yours did. My shoe look like a red and black "motor boat", it was suppose to be a loafer (LOL)! I was too afraid to carve more cake off giving it more of shape. Well, it was my first shoe, I will have to retry this again. Your tutorials are Great!

icer101 Posted 20 Jun 2012 , 3:52am

Your shoe is great. Thank you for the other tutorials.

kayedee Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 7:31am

awesome!!
 

Charmed Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 11:33pm

Thanks for sharing!
 

doitallmom Posted 28 Mar 2013 , 2:32am

Nice

JosephGerry Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 6:37am

I am just amazed by the design and creativity..It is truly adorable!!! I just love the concept of making shoe with cake..Would like to much obliged for imparting this to us..

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