Shoes are the number one accessory; women brag about how many pairs of shoes they have in their closet. Mariah Carey had Mario Buatta design an elegant space with gold-leaf and bleached-wood floors for her stilettos.
Although my husband has to share his closet with my left over shoes I do not have a special built-in room just for my shoes, I would not object to one! I admit I adore shoes, wearing them, looking at them, and shopping for them, so it only seems apropos to construct a fashion inspired Jimmy Choo shoe for the top of a cake!
What better way to design a cake special and unique to the recipient? One of a kind fashion inspired shoe cake topper of course. Pinterest is filled with fashion inspired cakes, from replicating a wedding grown to designer shoes. Imagine the look on any women’s face when she sees her favorite designer shoe on top of her cake and it is edible to boot!
I love creating shoes to inspired designers I admire and thought it is only fitting to share a fondant/gumpaste shoe tutorial.
Fashion Inspired Platform Stiletto:
For this project
- Styrofoam heat tool or sharp blade
- Tissue blade
- X-acto knife
- Wood skewers, two
- Styrofoam block, to hold shoe
- Decorative molds
- Artist brushes
- Needle tool
- Fondant smoother
- Fondant rolling pin
- Sanding block
- Facial mask
- Ribbon cutter
- Stitching wheel
- Hot glue gun
- Shoe templates
- Heel mould, optional
- Pasta machine, optional
- Doll makers foam
- 1-White cake recipe, for the shoe box
- Fondant, Satin Ice
- Tylose powder
- Edible glue
You can find the templates and supplies here
Colouring the fondant:
Generally I prefer to colour the fondant myself, I can match the shoe that has inspired me almost perfectly. The exception is red and black, Satin Ice and Fondarific
both have true red and black. You need the fondant to firm-up (with the addition of tylose), and the amount of colours you would need to add to achieve red and/or black will
only lead to soft fondant and frustration.
Gum paste is another option, however I like to take my time when creating a shoe and fondant tend to dry a little to quickly.
Fondant Platform Stiletto Heel Timeline:
Day 1: Mix tylose into your fondant, allow the fondant and let it marry for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Create the heel, allow the heel to set for at least 24 hours up to 5 days. (depending on the humidity)
Day 2: Create the platform assemble platform and create the sole. Attach heel to sole.
Allow to set for another 24 hours.
Gather your supplies and template it is time to create a Fondant Platform Stiletto Shoe!
Enjoy the video
For the longer 56.28 minute video..Stiletto Platform Heel
The directions for the ivory piece that lays upon the front of the heel I accidentally said the measurements in millimeter, the measurement should be in centimeters.
Once you have created your first shoe not only will you be hooked, but you will find the designing ideas limitless!