Gumpaste Shoe Cutters Which One Do I Get?

Decorating By tmcakes Updated 23 Sep 2010 , 3:15am by BlakesCakes

tmcakes Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 2:52am
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Looking to purchase a gum paste shoe cutter kit and forms.Not sure which one to purchase? Which set do you prefer? Looking for something that is close to life size maybe a size 5 or so could be smaller but not a miniature shoe. Any suggestions would to appreciated. Thanks

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BlakesCakes Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 3:15am
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I haven't seen any real "life sized" shoe cutters and/or forms.

Of the life size shoes that I've seen people make, they have been custom cut. Some people have actually purchased shoes and cut them apart to make the "former".

I have the Stephen Benison shoe cutter/former set. I took a class with him and found his product, instructions, etc., to work very well for creating a delicate, classy shoe. It's a pricey set, but the heel mold is worth almost half of the cost. I haven't measured them, but I'd guess that each shoe, when completed is about 5-6 inches from heel to toe.

Tried to post pics, but can't, so here are links to 2 sets of shoe+purse that I did in the class:


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