Several ??? About Making A Shoe

Decorating By hobbymommy Updated 26 May 2011 , 3:41pm by hobbymommy

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hobbymommy Posted 26 May 2011 , 2:28pm
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I have a cake due for Sunday, a shoebox & a shoe. I've made a gum paste shoe before, but would like to do things differently this time.

1) I have gum paste & made a batch of modeling chocolate, which is BEST?
I live in Louisiana, will the chocolate hold up well in our humidity if I chose
that route?

2) How do I get a glossy/shiny look on the shoe?

3) I need to make a shoe like the one shown below. I've looked through
templates, but don't think I've found the right one for the type of shoe I
need to make. Is there a particular one out there I'm missing & how do I
use it?



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sweetideas Posted 26 May 2011 , 2:40pm
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You can buy pearl glaze and brush it on the gumpaste that will give it luster and make it shiny. I don't know if I would use modeling chocolate in high humidity but I haven't used it in that environment before. Your picture didn't show but good luck with your project.

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cakeandpartygirl Posted 26 May 2011 , 3:01pm
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A quick and easy way to make something shiny is to take a 50/50 mix of corn syrup and some type of clear alcohol and brush it on. I did it for a cake l made last weekend (havent posted it) and it worked great!

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hobbymommy Posted 26 May 2011 , 3:41pm
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I don't know why, but my attempts at attaching the photo are NOT working. For those that have a moment.....if you google 'high heel shoe template' & click 'Images', it's the 3rd shoe (black & white image). I'd link to the website but it says that blog has been removed.

Think I will try the 50/50 mix of Karo & alcohol, since I have those. THANKS!

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