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post #1 of 23
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out of gumpaste! Do you think if I made it thick enough, that it could be used in place of a cake board on bottom?? this make sense?

Large cake board...then gumpaste sole...then cake...and so on with cake & icing...covered with fondant.

TIA
SugarLaced
post #2 of 23
i'm not getting it...are you wanting to make a 3d boot??? icon_confused.gif
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post #3 of 23
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Yes, sorry I am making a 3D boot!!
post #4 of 23
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BUMP...

Doug, if your out there, you would probably know for sure!!!

Anybody? I am going to start working on it this afternoon!

TIA
post #5 of 23
gumpaste by itself would NOT be strong enough.

It would still need a cakeboard of some sort under it.
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post #6 of 23
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Doug,

I want the boot sole to look real, meaning that I want to keep the bottom part in the middle (like a real boot) suspended...does this make sense??

Like maybe cake board out of 3 pieces of wood. One with an angle and all attached with some kind of 45 degree metal something. Like a hinge that is stationary???LOL
post #7 of 23
only need a block for the heal to raise that end up.

then a double or triple up reg. cake boards (however many it take to make the thickness you're after) and
glue them in place.

Hint -- glue each cakeboard down one at a time bending it to the arch shape needed (they will have been precut to the shape of a sole.
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post #8 of 23
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So, you are saying that you would use the cakeboards and a block of wood for the entire heal and sole? Using nothing edible for the heel and sole? What would I paint wood and cakeboards with? Or would I cover them with something??
post #9 of 23
cover them w/ gumpaste or fondant for most unified look.

after all-- need to hide the edges of the cakeboards and disguise the different textures of materials.
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post #10 of 23
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Thank you so much!!! I will post a picture when done...again, thanks!

One more question...is there a way to make fondant have a sueded look??
post #11 of 23
you're welcome

looking forward to the pics.
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post #12 of 23
I think we should nominate DOUG for the YEAR'S BEST,he is so helpful and always willing to help.
Thank you Dough!
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post #13 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

only need a block for the heal to raise that end up.

then a double or triple up reg. cake boards (however many it take to make the thickness you're after) and
glue them in place.

Hint -- glue each cakeboard down one at a time bending it to the arch shape needed (they will have been precut to the shape of a sole.



Sorry Doug to come in on this , but i need help with a baby shower cake, please go to the forum and see mine Cakebaker1957
Thanks for anyinfo
post #14 of 23
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I finally figured out how to attach a photo here...!
The boots are one of my best achievements so far, although the picture doesn't show as many flaws as there are. I learned a lot (from people on the post) and from making the boots and I made lots of mistakes. Hope you all enjoy, and I am sending instructions to all who want as soon as I can get them written up!!!
Again thanks for all the help...
LL
post #15 of 23
I thought you did a fabulous job on these boots. They look very real. How much is cake? I would love the instructions if you could send them to me in a PM.

Thanks,
darkchocolate
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