Some of my friends have asked me how this cake was done so I am posting this earlier than scheduled ( I made 2 cakes prior to this which I haven’t blogged about) I made this cake for my sister in law’s birthday. Since I did not get to attend that shoe class that Wayne taught, I decided to buy my own shoe former kit, and to just do a trial and error method to learn this until I attend a formal class. I bought the shoe kit from here. My biggest problem was I did not have a template for a shoe. So I surfed online and was inspired by this shoe. I made this sugar shoe ahead of time since it takes time for gumpaste to completely dry.
The cake is a 10x 10 chocolate cake cut in half, stacked and then covered in chocolate ganache. I covered the cake board in Fondant before laying the airbrushed cake on it. I used my cricut cake to cut the letters for her name using the Songbird cartridge.
The Gumpaste roses were made ahead of time. I used petal dust to achieve depth and make it look more realistic.
Since I didn’t have any edible image printer, I had to hand cut the Logo using my Xacto knife. This was achieved by first copying the logo to a heavy cardstock and then carefully hand cutting it. I then placed this pattern over gumpaste, and handcut it again. I photocopied another logo and placed the cut gumpaste over the letters and laid it flat to dry overnight. The tissues were made out of fondant+ tylose mixture cut into triangles and folded whichever way and then was left for a few hours to dry.
The lid was made out of coreboard and covered in fondant. Ideally, the lid and box panels should have been made ahead of time but since I was not able to do that, I had to freeze the panels before assembling it so it could hold its shape while I attached it to the cake.
I used my air brush system for the first time. The airbursh colors used for the box were a mixture of Americolor chocolate brown + white + a few drops of yellow.
It was challenging but fun to make this cake. And as always, what makes me the happiest is seeing that smile and astonishment when the recipient sees the cake.