This step by step guide will show you how to make a gumpaste shoe

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Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 1 Step 1Colour your gumpaste in whatever colour you want to use for the shoe. Roll out a thin piece of gumpaste, and using the sole template cut around it with the fondant cutter.
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2 Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2Cut out and fold your support template, using some thin card. Lay your shoe sole on it, as pictured. Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2 Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 3Roll a ball of gumpaste, and start shaping it into the heel, you will need to make the heel to the height of the shoe support.
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2 Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 4Take the sole off the support and lay it flat, ensure your heel fits well on to the back of the shoe. Attach and place back onto the cardboard support.
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2 Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 5Cut the shoe top using the template . Using a paintbrush plaint a thin layer of gumpaste glue all around the border of the front of the shoe sole
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2 Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 6Put a scrunched up piece of Saran/Glad wrap on the front of the sole, this will be your support for the top of the shoe. I find this works well because once the shoe is dry it’s very easy to remove without damaging the shoe.
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2 Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 7Place the top piece of gumpaste over the wrap, and using your index finger, attach it to the sole. Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2 Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 8Your shoe is now ready, you could leave it like this, and it’d be just fine, or you can continue and add some trims to make it look a bit prettier. Remove the cardboard support, and replace it with another piece of scrunched up saran/glad wrap. Roll out a piece of gumpaste (i used a lighter pink) using some sort of textured roller or mat to give it a bit more interest. Attach it to the top of the shoe. Cut out another textured gumpaste rectangle and cut it in half, these will be your bow loops Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2 Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 9Fold the loop over your finger, and pinch together, do this for both loops, and set aside Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 10 Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 10Cut one more textured rectangle (about 6 inches long). Cut this in half and pinch one end of each piece. Cut the unpinched end at an angle with scissors. Set aside. Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 10
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 11 Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 11With one of the leftover textured pieces of gumpaste make a small gumpaste loop, this is going to be the knot of your bow.
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 10 Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 12Place it flat on your table, put one of the flat pieces inside on the bottom, on the left, then a loop on top of that on the left, on the right of the knot, you will put the loop first and the flat piece on top, so it looks knoted. (thanks Fran (franmjc) for these bow tips : ) Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 12
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 10 Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 13Attach the bow to the shoe, dust with luster dust if desired. Roll out a very thin piece of gumpaste and cut out the lining using the template, you can write something on it if you like, i used stamps to put my sister’s name on it, then attached it to the shoe.
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 10 VOILA the finished product : )Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 14Allow the shoe to dry for a few days with all the supports. Once dry, remove all the saran/glad wrap and place carefully on your cake.

Comments

boonenati Says... 30 Aug 2009 , 3:38pm

I am just wondering why this tutorial has been re-published as new with no credit given whatsoever to the person who wrote it???

Jackie Says... 4 Sep 2009 , 7:52pm

Hi boonenati,

There was a bug when I imported the articles from our old system and it messed up the authors names.. It should all be sorted out now, thanks for letting us know!

Zahn Says... 19 Jan 2012 , 10:09pm

thanks again, i am attempting to make this now but cannot see how you folded the building support. i need this soon so i guess i will haave to wing it as by te time this reaches you, it will be too late. but if you could, please wxplain in more detail how it is folded. thanks again

RanaeC Says... 29 Aug 2012 , 8:45pm

In the instructions at the top, it says the templates are in galleries. You can click on the Galleries tab at the top of the webpage.


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