Need Assistance On Baby Converse Shoelaces

Decorating By KatsSuiteCakes Updated 4 Aug 2010 , 12:05am by KatsSuiteCakes

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 1:05pm
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I'm attempting the baby converse shoes, and would like input on attaching the shoelaces. I got a template here on CC, but I'm not clear about the laces and bow. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
TIA
Kat

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PattyT Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 1:43pm
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I had a tough time with both the bow and criss-crossing, so I did what they call "bar lacing", and just left the bow off (didn't think the bow was critical overall). I layed the criss-crossing on the tongue underneath, then just inserted the ends into the holes.

This is a closeup of the shoes on a Christening cake for my niece.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1492925⊂=1492930

There was also a tips and tricks thread I participated in a while back.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6748393-.html#6748393

You can also search for more ideas by going to the forums tab, clicking search on the purple bar, typing converse in the search line. You can limit results by clicking the "Topic Titles Only" button.

HTH

Edited to add: Stellastarchild has a set of templates and pictures in her gallery. They are what I used to get going. Very good.

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 1:54pm
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Thank you soooo.....much for the info PattyT. Incredibly helpful. I got the templates from Stellastarchild, but the laces as shown are not included in the template as far as I could tell. Your shoes on the Christening cake are just outstanding. Thanks again!
Kat

PattyT Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 3:00pm
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No problem. Hope you have as much fun as I did.

Darlene Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 4:18pm
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I used a clay gun and made a large round lace. Here's a pic-


http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1509584⊂=1509586

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 4:23pm
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Most excellent Darlene........Thank you. Can I assume the laces are 100% Fondant? Incredibly cute shoes.

Thanks again,
Kat

PattyT Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 4:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darlene

I used a clay gun and made a large round lace. Here's a pic-

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1509584⊂=1509586




Those are adorable! Love the idea of the clay gun.

FlourPots Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 7:50pm
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I posted a diagram using a photo of the sneakers I made...it shows the order I placed my laces...you can see it on my Flickr stream (scroll down):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/partyflours/4474125860/

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 8:12pm
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Thank you so much FlourPots! What a great help this is. Thank you for sharing your know how in such specific terms. You've all been extremely helpful.

Best,
Kat

Darlene Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 10:21pm
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Kat-I used Fondarific fondant. Good Luck icon_smile.gif

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 12:05am
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Thanks Darlene......btw ladies, I went and looked at each of your photos, and I have a very talented group here sharing their tips.

Thanks All,

Best,
Kat icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

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