gumpaste-baby-shoes-tutorial

I have finally finished my baby shoes tutorial! I first began making these shoes using MMF, but found that gumpaste was a better solution, and more successful

Supplies

baby-shoes-template

 

1. Trace shoe template onto parchment paper over cardboard, and cut out the template pieces.

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2. Roll out the blue gumpaste to about 2.5 mm thick, and cut out parts 1, 2 and 3 using the baby shoe template as your guide

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3. Make a stitched pattern and 6 holes on the edge of part 1 from the template. You can use a toothpick and a quilting wheel to get the desired look.

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4. Make a small ball shape in the “toe” area of the soles of the baby shoe (part 3 on the template). This will act as a support for the next step.

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5. Brush the edge of the baby shoe with gumpaste glue or water, and attach part 2 from the template over the ball of gumpaste. Leave a 2.5 mm space on both side for the next step.

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6. Brush the edge of the baby shoe with gumpaste glue, and attach part 1 to the back part of the baby shoe

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7. The shoe is basically done now. We just need to add some accessories. For this tutorial I have used a small ribbon, but you could also use thin ropes of gumpaste made using an extruder. Weave the ribbon through holes in the gumpaste gently in the same way you would lace up a real shoe. You can use a pair of forceps or tweezers if your shoe is very small. Once laced up, gently push together the sides of the gumpaste, so it curves naturally and the total shoe is about 30 cm wide

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8. To finish the shoe, cut parts 4, 5 and 6 from thin white gumpaste.

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9. Apply gumpaste glue to the tip of the shoe. Press the white gumpaste onto the tip, and the trim the excess.

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10. Apply gumpaste glue t the bottom sides of the shoe all the way around, and press part 6 onto the sides. You may wish to add a ribbed texture to this piece.

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11. Add stitching to part 5, and using a little bit more gumpaste glue, attach it to the very back of the baby shoe vertically. This creates the back strap.

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12. You can then cut out little stars and circles, or any other embellishments to add to the side of the baby shoes. Allow everything to dry, and you are ready to place on your baby shower cake!

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Follow steps 1-12 again for the other shoe, but be sure to make a mirror image, so you have proper “left” and “right” shoes.

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Comments

jcrcakes Says... 25 Apr 2013 , 11:20am

these are just beautiful! thank you for the really easy to follow tutorial - very clear steps

Kathy107 Says... 25 Apr 2013 , 11:24am

Love them.

audreyg73 Says... 25 Apr 2013 , 11:33am

thank you, it´s beautiful and easy. :)

Mekia93 Says... 25 Apr 2013 , 11:34am

This is a very good tutorial! Thank you for sharing.

idahospaz Says... 25 Apr 2013 , 11:46am

Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!

mistypup Says... 25 Apr 2013 , 11:57am

super cute! thanks for sharing!

Strubbette Says... 25 Apr 2013 , 12:08pm

Thank you. I have been wanting to do these for a while but didn't think I could.

b0geyd0g Says... 25 Apr 2013 , 12:12pm

Can you tell me if the template on the post that prints out is the actual size you used or does it need to be enlarged.

sketchofthenile Says... 25 Apr 2013 , 1:02pm

Wow! Another great tutorial. My creative juices flow when I am inspired by great culinary artists.

tats Says... 25 Apr 2013 , 3:08pm

I am really loving this tutorial.. thank you

superstar Says... 25 Apr 2013 , 3:19pm

Great tutorial!!!

Moninha Says... 25 Apr 2013 , 6:51pm

So cute !!

Lami16 Says... 26 Apr 2013 , 12:45am

This is a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

deniseob Says... 26 Apr 2013 , 7:44am

Neat job! Thanks for sharing!!

todihiri10 Says... 26 Apr 2013 , 8:45am

Thanks for sharing. You made it so easy,am going to make one too.

Ladybug78 Says... 26 Apr 2013 , 9:44am

Thank you for sharing this.

Jackie Says... 26 Apr 2013 , 11:31am

If you save the full size version (by clicking on the image in the tutorial) it should print true to size, however you can shrink/enlarge it based on the exact size of shoe you are wanting to create. Use PART 3 on the template (the soles of the shoes) to measure how large/small you want your final shoe to be.

Conniem529 Says... 26 Apr 2013 , 3:02pm

Thanks - you answered before I asked the question.

belladaisy Says... 27 Apr 2013 , 1:53pm

I saved the template to my desktop. I printed it from there, but it cut off the right 2/3 of piece 2. I then saved it to a word doc (set on landscape) printed it & it printed teeny. I enlarged it to 125% & 150%. What a round about way to do things, but I got it. Sucess at last !!!

belladaisy Says... 27 Apr 2013 , 1:56pm

Sorry...meant to suggest using a round tip, whatever size suits, to make the holes.

Rvera Says... 28 Apr 2013 , 8:37pm

Cute shoes!! Thank you for sharing!!!

PinkPasticceria Says... 30 Apr 2013 , 5:03am

Thanks for the tutorial. Easily did a set in 10 minutes first time no problems. The template actually worked. My new go to for sneakers. Now if I could find I e as good for booties that would be great.

Wilkoms Says... 2 May 2013 , 6:49am

Gorgeous can't wait to try these :)

Chef Pinto Jude Says... 30 Apr 2014 , 4:33am

Thanks so much for this tutorial! The shoes are so adorable and the instructions are very clear. A million thanks!

Homemade-Goodies Says... 30 Jul 2014 , 7:08am

Super easy and totally adorable!! Thank you for the how-to!! :D


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