I have to make a cake for a soldier. The wife wants them to be authenic as possible. But, I don't think cake will work. Maybe RC covered with fondant.
Has anyone done this before, Any ideas?
I made a pair several years ago for a groom's cake. I had never made a pair before and he said he didn't care, he knew the cak would taste good He brought them to me the week of the wedding, because he just got home and wanted me to have the 'REAL' ones. I have a picture in my photos.
If I remember, I baked a bunch of 5"/6" cakes ( to have the crust on the outside for support (also put a board and dowels between cake 2 and 3)and also baked a 1/2 sheet cake which I cut in half for the foot part. I notched out semi-circles in order to fit around part of the circle cakes. I dowel rodded through the center of stacked rounds too, then I carved them as one piece. Looking back, I would have preferred two seperate boots. I used one of the wheel tools to make stiching and attached the loops for the shoe strings. I was cutting it close on time, so I used a pair of real shoe strings.
Hope this helps I've slept since then and good luck