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Men's shoe TUTORIAL

post #1 of 39
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Today I want to share with all CCers how I made my husband's birthday cake. A black shoe, Italian style icon_biggrin.gif

I baked a spongy chocolate cake and froze it
(my favorite http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7404/victorian-chocolate-cake )

First I looked for some images on the net to make myself patterns.


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Then, I cut the sole and put it on top of the half frozen cake and started carving.



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Then I used the profile view and did the same

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I kept carving until the rough look started to smooth and looked more like a shoe

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Then it was time for covering the cake with ganache.
This time, my little helpers were playing fancy clothing games, so the only help I got from them was eating all the leftovers.


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Now, it was time for covering the cake with fondant. I used black MMF (this recipe http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6971/true-black-mmf )
And to make it look more real I made some stitches with a stitching tool (PME in this case)

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Then I made myself a pattern using a real shoe, for the back.
And using a small cutting wheel (the one in the picture) I cut it out.
I used also here the stitching tool to give that real look.


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I put it on the cake and used a piece of tissue in the front part to prevent it from gluing to the underneath layer of mmf (later the laces had to be placed).
I turned around my pattern and made the other side of the shoe. And were the two parts meet, exactly in the back, I just put a strip of fondant all stitched too.


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To make the ornaments used this 4 tools
A pasta cutter, a tip, the stitching tool and a wheel that came out of a toy icon_biggrin.gif


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For the laces I made very thin snakes and glued them with water. They are all cut pieces, they don't real pass under.
And the decorations were made on the already placed fondant on top of the cake.


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For the front part of the shoe, I cut another thin layer of fondant, made all the ornamenting outside the cake and in the end glued it with water (using a slightly wet brush)
The sole was made with a strip of mmf around the cake and marked with that plastic spares wheel I had
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I have the cake also on my page here on CC icon_smile.gif

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1668069
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post #2 of 39
That's awesome!! Thank you! icon_smile.gif
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post #3 of 39
FABULOUS shoe cake!!!! You tutorial is amazing how you put the tools used with it icon_biggrin.gif
I hope you share more tutorials with us...please

Thank you and very much appreciated!
post #4 of 39
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Originally Posted by ncbert

FABULOUS shoe cake!!!! You tutorial is amazing how you put the tools used with it icon_biggrin.gif
I hope you share more tutorials with us...please

Thank you and very much appreciated!



Thank you!

I have some other tutorials posted here. If you want PM me and I'll send you the list
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Originally Posted by anamado

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Originally Posted by ncbert

FABULOUS shoe cake!!!! You tutorial is amazing how you put the tools used with it icon_biggrin.gif
I hope you share more tutorials with us...please

Thank you and very much appreciated!



Thank you!

I have some other tutorials posted here. If you want PM me and I'll send you the list



I'm loving this so much!
Could you PM me the links too?
post #6 of 39
wow this is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
post #7 of 39
I love all of your tutorials...Thank You so much!! I hope you plan to do more, LOL!!

Your shoe looks amazing...the details are wonderful!
post #8 of 39
AWESOME!!!!!! thanks... ur pictorial is super detailed and I love it... thanks a million!
Happy Caking!
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Happy Caking!
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post #9 of 39
AWESOME CAKE
post #10 of 39
Thank you so much for posting this!!!

You did an awesome job...very easy to follow icon_biggrin.gif

I too would love the list of your other tutorials.
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post #11 of 39
Awesome shoe!! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your instructions and those wonderful photos thumbs_up.gif
post #12 of 39
Lovely. Really...!!!!
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Life is what you make of it. So, why not the best? Connect with your creator!
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post #13 of 39
Awesome shoe and such a great tutorial! thumbs_up.gif
post #14 of 39
That is so awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!
post #15 of 39
Not only awesome but your tutorial it's so easy to follow, even I can probably do it... not a joke LOL !!! I am pm' ing you too... I want your tutorials !

Thanks for sharing
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