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post #16 of 30

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!

post #17 of 30

Yeah...but we want to know what the client thought!

post #18 of 30

Oh my goodness, it's absolutely perfect!!!  Nice work!

post #19 of 30
Thread Starter 
Thanks you guys!!!! The client loved it so much that the husband refused to cut it and instead took it home...where it STILL sits in their freezer! Lol!
post #20 of 30
Hey, I'm new here and I was asked to make the same shoe ;-/ nervous lol is there anyway you can let me know ummm like where to even begin
post #21 of 30
Thread Starter 

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!

 

GOOD LUCK!

post #22 of 30
Thanks
post #23 of 30
I was wondering (I'm new to this) do you need a license or permit to sell a cake like this one?
post #24 of 30

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....

post #25 of 30

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 icon_confused.gif 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 icon_rolleyes.gif

post #26 of 30

Knew you could do it!!! It looks fantastic!!!! Kudos!!!!!!!

post #27 of 30
quote name="BatterUpCake" url="/t/756571/air-jordan-sneaker-cake-disaster-in-the-making#post_7417902"]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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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
post #28 of 30

Oh...that's a trademark issue. You need permission from the company.

post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by dukeswalker View Post

WASC cake & vanilla bean buttercream. All fondant accents.

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.


Well done!

post #30 of 30
Really nice! So sweet how your husband supports you.
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