Wow, unbelievable! This is one of those cakes that just knocked your confidence up a few notches. Huge congrats on getting it all (re)done in one day. What a major accomplishment!
Air Jordan sneaker cake disaster in the making.... - Page 2
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Yeah...but we want to know what the client thought!
1) Make sure you have a shoe just like it - right in front of you...it makes it soooo much easier
2) Watch youtube videos on how other people have carved a sneaker like this one
3) go for a sturdy cake & a sturdy buttercream - sturdy & carvable was of utmost importance (I used WASC & Extra Special Buttercream)
4) If you're making this exact one - I ended up adding in support to the highest part of the shoe (the part that goes around your ankle. I stacked my cakes with a thin amount of buttercream between layers, wrapped them in plastic wrap and froze them. Then I took them out of the freezer to carve and THEN I added in the support for the ankle part with a small piece of cake board and bubble straws
5) consider that after you carve it - you will be adding a layer of BC and (several) layers of fondant - which means it will get thicker and thicker. Proper proportions are key here - otherwise you get the look of a clown shoe.
6) Look at your colors and go with the base 1st and build upon it. I also built by taking wax paper, laying it over the different parts of the real shoe, tracing it and then using it as a template for cutting out my fondant pieces
7) plan to cry, screw up, sweat and possibly re-make the whole thing. lol!
each state is different...you need to Google Cottage Food Laws for your state/city if you are baking at home. You have to have your kitchen inspected. You have to pay taxes....
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The cake turned out AMAZING!!! Did you end up using a support in the heel area on the second time around???
Same situation happened to me before...except it seemed to me like the second try came out way better and a lot FASTER than the first cake It happened to me when I first starting out making cakes. Had an order for a square cake, single tier, fondant covered and decorated. My cake was waaayyyy too soft so when I covered it in fondant, the corners starting slanting and eventually came off. I was in straight PANIC MODE! (this was before I knew the refrigerating the cake before applying the fondant 'trick', so everything I was using was at room temperature)
Luckily it was just a one tiered cake, I knew the people so it was easy for me to re-bake the cake into a round (which I felt more comfortable covering!
Your husband's kind words were so sweet! Always helps to have the support of your other half
How funny I just finished reading it before I saw ur MSG! Lol but being more detailed I meant more because of the Nike logo
Oh...that's a trademark issue. You need permission from the company.
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Here it is! Air Jordan size 14, take TWO! I somehow got it done and I am so stoked at the way it came out. I had a few breakdowns and as my husband so kindly noted this evening, after ordering me a 2nd mojito, "it was like you lost confidence in your ability to make cakes.".... I simply needed to step away, sleep and wake up ready to go.