Gumpaste Shoe

Decorating By DinasSugarShack Updated 2 Jun 2011 , 1:14pm by foxymomma521

DinasSugarShack Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 12:47am
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I am about to do my first shoe. I want to make it in black so I have to use black fondant because gumpaste can't really be tinted a real black. So my question is: do I use tylose on the fondant in order to have it harden like gumpaste? or what can I use?
Thanks
Dina

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lsz1978 Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 1:08am
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i'd try tylose powdericon_smile.gif

cutiger Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 1:17am
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Somebody please explain the shoe fad for me. I put my foot in my mouth enough as it is! Why would I want a shoe on a cake? Not being critical...I really don't get the attraction. icon_redface.gif

Norasmom Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 1:37am
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Shoes are a thing of beauty! icon_biggrin.gif

angeliaaki Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 1:49am
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i have dyed gum paste completely black in the past using the gel colors. you should give it a try

Bluehue Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 2:02am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cutiger

Somebody please explain the shoe fad for me. I put my foot in my mouth enough as it is! Why would I want a shoe on a cake? Not being critical...I really don't get the attraction. icon_redface.gif





icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif - i live for HIGH heels - lolllll.
One can not have to many of them in my world icon_biggrin.gif

Blue.

foxymomma521 Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 2:09am
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I just uploaded a prada shoe cake today... http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2052514
I used fondant with tylose for the heel, but I was able to airbrush the shoe black. I love tylose powder, especially now that it's getting so humid here!

DinasSugarShack Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 2:22am
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So how much tylose if I choose to use it? I will give the coloring a try but I tried it with fondant and I couldn't get it black.

Dina

foxymomma521 Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 2:27am
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I guess I used about a tsp of tylose?.. I'm in Buffalo, so not too far from you, and it was incredibly humid here last wk when I made mine. With the tylose it was dry within the day I made it.

DinasSugarShack Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 2:54am
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thanks foxymomma. It is quite hot here this week. I thought I might need a lot more than that. so thanks for the tip.

Dina

foxymomma521 Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 2:58pm
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Good luck!

rosa369 Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 3:17pm
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Can someone post a tutorial on how to make a closed shoe, please??????

CalhounsCakery Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 3:17pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluehue

Quote:
Originally Posted by cutiger

Somebody please explain the shoe fad for me. I put my foot in my mouth enough as it is! Why would I want a shoe on a cake? Not being critical...I really don't get the attraction. icon_redface.gif




icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif - i live for HIGH heels - lolllll.
One can not have to many of them in my world icon_biggrin.gif

Blue.




*High Five*

The day I have to retire my shoes, is the day I'll drop into a deep well of depression. I love my shoes!!!

rosa369 Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 10:55am
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Foxymomma521, I love your cake, the design, everything!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
How did you do the letters?

foxymomma521 Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 1:14pm
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Thank You icon_smile.gif
There's a few things I would change, (like the tissue paper and the fondant on the box), but I ran out of time icon_sad.gif
I printed out edible images for the lettering. It was surprisingly hard to find the "Prada" logo on google images. I don't know if the Prada people do that on purpose?
Thanks again for the compliment icon_smile.gif

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