How Do I Make This Shoe Out Of Gumpaste?

Decorating By sarascakecreations Updated 13 Jan 2011 , 8:24am by olsen

sarascakecreations Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 5:42am
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Hello,

So I have a bridal shower cake and the bride wants me to copy her shoe on the cake. I have made shoes before but never a sling back like this:

http://www.ioffer.com/i/christian-louboutin-white-satin-bow-bridal-wedding-shoe-187760078

My worry is the support for the back strap... SO, do I make the heel and sole and assemble them together to dry, then let the top dry on something else and assemble it after? OR should I assemble all three pieces and use dowels or paper towel or something to prop up the back strap while it dries.

Also, does anyone PLEASE have a template for this type shoe?? I looked online here but didn't see anything for a sling back...

any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

p.s. afterwards, I may just have to buy a pair of these shoes for myself lol

4 replies
JanH Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 6:04am
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Pippa's Shoes (slingbacks):

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/347243

Template for Pippa's Shoes:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/443553

HTH

sacakesandbakes Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 6:05am
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I wonder if a piece of floral wire in the heal strap would work. I've never made a shoe before. I think it would be made with 3 or 4 pieces, bottom, top, bow, & possible heal strap. Hope this works out for you.

JanH Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 6:17am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sacakesandbakes

I've never made a shoe before.




Have you seen this CC gumpaste shoe article:

http://cakecentral.com/articles/124/how-to-make-a-gumpaste-shoe

HTH

olsen Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 8:24am
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just put a support while drying the slingback. and once it's dried gumpaste will be very hard (just don't make it very thin).

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