This was my first time making a shoe and shoe box. Believe it or not the shoe was the easiest part of this whole cake. I struggled to the point of sheer frustration with the shoe box & lid. I am still not happy with it, but had to deliver it to the customer so didn't have any more time to mess with it. I had a lot of fun doing this one and can't wait to try it again ... just hope it goes a little bit smoother. Thank you for everyone on CC who inspired the design for this cake!!Hope you like it!