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Decorating By vaniti716 Updated 26 Sep 2010 , 2:48am by sweettreat101

vaniti716 Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 2:08am
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I am having a situation with making a shoe out of fondant........its a high heel shoe and i have done shoes before but never a regular size or a heel this size and everytime i move the sole of the shoe it breaks.....pls help me...what can i do so that it will dry enough for me to be able to use it with out it breaking???? can i put it in the fridge???? i used a real shoe as a model...bought only for this use but when ever i move the fondant even when i think its dry it break icon_cry.gif i dont know what to do....i dont want to use the shoes i have done in the past because this one was requested icon_cry.gif the is nt due until the 29th so i do have time to correct this issue but i need help!!!!!!!!!

thank u all in advance

11 replies
preciosa225 Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 2:17am
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I'm no expert but maybe you should try making the sole from gum paste instead of fondant as it is sturdier. Also, which ever material you do use (gum paste or fondant) do not put it in the fridge. It will be worse.


kansaslaura Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 2:19am
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Gumpaste would be more stable--I'm not an expert in shoe making, by any stretch, but do know it does dry harder and more quickly.

leah_s Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 2:25am
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Yes, you should be using gumpaste, not fondant.

ysa Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 5:45am
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yes darling gumpaste.. just an idea.. for more stability if i were to make it and i'm in near panick..i'll insert a stick inside..i'll just tell my client there 's a stick inside the heel.. icon_wink.gif i've done that before.. icon_razz.gif

vaniti716 Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 2:43pm
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thank u all very much icon_wink.gif i wanted to make the shoe red and black and didnt buy any gumpaste in those colors soooo i am now stuck bc if i use the white gum paste on the shoe then the shoe wont look the same.....i will see what i can do maybe i can do it in white and air brush it in black??? mmmmmm i will let u guys know how it turns out.....thank u soooo much icon_biggrin.gif

cakeandpartygirl Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 3:00pm
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If you are using fondant are you adding any tylose powder to help it dry harder?

DianeLM Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 5:59pm
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You can paint the white gumpaste with powdered or gel/paste colors mixed with vodka or other clear alcohol.

KoryAK Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 7:19pm
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You can add tylose to and color fondant you have and basically turn it into gumpaste. Or make it in white and pairbrush or hand paint it colors after it dries.

vaniti716 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 12:17am
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i have never used tylesol....i will def try that idea also because i tried the airbrush and didnt get the result i was looking for so i had to start over icon_sad.gif does that tylesol taste bad????

KoryAK Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 12:52am
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No, tylose is flavorless as far as i know.

sweettreat101 Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 2:48am
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I added Tylose to my fondant. When your shoe is finished place it in the oven oven turned off of course and leave the light on. It will help it dry faster. This is how I made my shoe.

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