I have a cake due for Sunday, a shoebox & a shoe. I've made a gum paste shoe before, but would like to do things differently this time.
1) I have gum paste & made a batch of modeling chocolate, which is BEST?
I live in Louisiana, will the chocolate hold up well in our humidity if I chose
2) How do I get a glossy/shiny look on the shoe?
3) I need to make a shoe like the one shown below. I've looked through
templates, but don't think I've found the right one for the type of shoe I
need to make. Is there a particular one out there I'm missing & how do I
You can buy pearl glaze and brush it on the gumpaste that will give it luster and make it shiny. I don't know if I would use modeling chocolate in high humidity but I haven't used it in that environment before. Your picture didn't show but good luck with your project.
A quick and easy way to make something shiny is to take a 50/50 mix of corn syrup and some type of clear alcohol and brush it on. I did it for a cake l made last weekend (havent posted it) and it worked great!
I don't know why, but my attempts at attaching the photo are NOT working. For those that have a moment.....if you google 'high heel shoe template' & click 'Images', it's the 3rd shoe (black & white image). I'd link to the website but it says that blog has been removed.
Think I will try the 50/50 mix of Karo & alcohol, since I have those. THANKS!