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fondant ballet slippers - HELP!

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Thread Starter 
I have an order for a cake with ballet slippers on the top. I have seen several in the gallery that have beautiful fondant slipper on the top. I would love to duplicate these but am having trouble making mine look right. Is there anyone who can give me some clues or is there a pattern available to help make this easier? I need some help!!!

Thanks!
post #2 of 49
Bunny,
A few days ago I gave this advice.
There are candy molds of slippers.
I used that as a guide.
I don't know how close you are to a candy mold
shop.
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post #4 of 49
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice. I don't live anywhere near any kind of candy or cake supply stores. My only place to shop is at WalMart and you know how limited there selection is. I won't have time to order anything because the cake is for Sunday.
post #5 of 49
I'll try to attach the homemade pattern that I made for the gumpaste slippers on this cake: http://www.sugarcreations.com/BallerinaBirthdayCake.jpg
LL
post #6 of 49
I've been following this thread for days. I was gladly surprised to know you thru CC.Always have admired your talent and that cake is one of my favorites.Thanks for your generosity in providing many of us the pattern.
post #7 of 49
Cakebaker
for the rim around the top of the slipper did you use a clay gun to form it? If not how did you get that effect? Thanks also from someone doing a ballet cake in 2 weeks. Also - how did you get the form to stay full - did you stuff the slipper with cotton to keep the shape while drying?
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post #8 of 49
Thread Starter 
Thank you Thank you Thank you for the pattern! We were trying to make one of our own. This will be perfect for my cake!
post #9 of 49
BJ --- yes, clay gun for the string around the foot opening, and also yes on the cotton balls to hold the shape while it dries. You'll want to fold under a little piece all around the outside edge of the toe piece -- geez, that probably doesn't make sense -- let me try again. . . on the "toe" part of the pattern, fold under a piece about 1/8" wide all around the outside edge. That folded under part will go on the bottom of the sole. Dampen that 1/8" wide part with gum glue or water to attach it to the sole. HTH
post #10 of 49
Thank you. I'm still a little fuzzy on the 1/8th inch piece to fold around the toe part - is that to attach the toe section to the sole section? My local Michael's store just got in the pre-made gumpaste so I think I'm going to give it a shot this weekend. Thank you so much for your help! it's really appreciated.
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post #11 of 49
Yes, that's where they attach --- underneath the sole -- so that it looks more natural.
post #12 of 49
Just like to say cakebaker you have some magnificent cakes/ congratulations. I love your designs and everything looks superb.
post #13 of 49
I'm learning....can you exactly tell me what's clay gun looks like? icon_redface.gif
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post #14 of 49
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Originally Posted by LeeAnn

Just like to say cakebaker you have some magnificent cakes/ congratulations. I love your designs and everything looks superb.



Yeah! Your cakes are beautiful CakeBaker!
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post #15 of 49
Thanks so much!!
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