Need To Make A Gumpaste Platform Shoe....

Decorating By Cathy230 Updated 9 Feb 2011 , 5:24am by Anne1017

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Cathy230 Posted 9 Feb 2011 , 5:07am
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I love making gumpaste shoes and knew that the day would come when someone would ask for a platform shoe....that day was today. I have searched the internet, done a search on CC and cannot find instructions/directions to make a platform shoe. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks.

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Anne1017 Posted 9 Feb 2011 , 5:19am
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I'm not sure of this because I have not made a gumpaste shoe yet, but my first thought was to make the platform part seperate really thick like 3/4-1/12" depending on what you are going for. Let that dry out a bit then build the rest of the shoe on top of that so that you get the heel the right length. That will give you a seam between the platform and the shoe don't know if that would be a problem for your design. If you mean a platform wedge type shoe where the heel is solid across the arch I would probably give up (just kidding) do the basic shape out of rice cereal treats then cover with gumpaste so you are not using a ton of GP on it. What do you think?

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Anne1017 Posted 9 Feb 2011 , 5:24am
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I just found this picture from another thread (how to make a zipper one) by looking at the first response's pictures so that was kinda what I was seeing in my head for the rice cereal wedge thingie.

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