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How to Make A Gumpaste Shoe



This step by step guide will show you how to make a gumpaste shoe
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Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 1

Step 1
Colour your gumpaste in whatever colour you want to use for the shoe. Roll out a thin piece of gumpaste, and using the sole template cut around it with the fondant cutter.

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2
Cut out and fold your support template, using some thin card. Lay your shoe sole on it, as pictured.

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 3
Roll a ball of gumpaste, and start shaping it into the heel, you will need to make the heel to the height of the shoe support.

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 4
Take the sole off the support and lay it flat, ensure your heel fits well on to the back of the shoe. Attach and place back onto the cardboard support.

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 5
Cut the shoe top using the template . Using a paintbrush plaint a thin layer of gumpaste glue all around the border of the front of the shoe sole

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 6
Put a scrunched up piece of Saran/Glad wrap on the front of the sole, this will be your support for the top of the shoe. I find this works well because once the shoe is dry it's very easy to remove without damaging the shoe.

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 7
Place the top piece of gumpaste over the wrap, and using your index finger, attach it to the sole.

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 8
Your shoe is now ready, you could leave it like this, and it'd be just fine, or you can continue and add some trims to make it look a bit prettier. Remove the cardboard support, and replace it with another piece of scrunched up saran/glad wrap. Roll out a piece of gumpaste (i used a lighter pink) using some sort of textured roller or mat to give it a bit more interest. Attach it to the top of the shoe. Cut out another textured gumpaste rectangle and cut it in half, these will be your bow loops

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 9
Fold the loop over your finger, and pinch together, do this for both loops, and set aside

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 2

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 10

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 10
Cut one more textured rectangle (about 6 inches long). Cut this in half and pinch one end of each piece. Cut the unpinched end at an angle with scissors. Set aside.

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 10

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 11

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 11
With one of the leftover textured pieces of gumpaste make a small gumpaste loop, this is going to be the knot of your bow.

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 10

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 12
Place it flat on your table, put one of the flat pieces inside on the bottom, on the left, then a loop on top of that on the left, on the right of the knot, you will put the loop first and the flat piece on top, so it looks knoted. (thanks Fran (franmjc) for these bow tips : )

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 12

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 10

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 13
Attach the bow to the shoe, dust with luster dust if desired. Roll out a very thin piece of gumpaste and cut out the lining using the template, you can write something on it if you like, i used stamps to put my sister's name on it, then attached it to the shoe.

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 10
VOILA the finished product : )
Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial Step 14
Allow the shoe to dry for a few days with all the supports. Once dry, remove all the saran/glad wrap and place carefully on your cake.

Comments (52)

thank you :) you made it look so easy. I will try to make a shoe for my mom. I know she will go gaga over it. thanks again!
Very nice detail information.You make it sound easy. I am eager to give it a try. Thanks you very much
Wow-- this is definitely a "gee whiz" skill I need to learn! Thank you very much!
Thats a great tutorial, but I am needing to learn how to make a more closed in high heal shoe. Like this one but with sides and a back up near the heal of the shoe. Can anyone post a tutorial for that???
cake central certainly is the site to be on. thanks for a wonderful tutorial, i felt as if i was already making the shoe!
Awesome! Thanks so much. I have a friend turning 50 in February who has an "accessory" fetish. She loves shoes and purses and jewerly. So I was going to put shoes on her cake, but didn't want to spend the $ for the mold! Great shoe. I would wear it. LOL!
Thanks so much for the helpful instructions. I am making one of these for my granddaughters birthday and now have some guidelines to go by. Very well done!
Wow, thankyou, wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww
I have been wanting to try making a gumpaste shoe for such a long time now - but I have been way too intimidated to try. This tutorial really breaks it down and makes it seem a lot more possible! Thanks for posting this!
I work in the shoes area in one big company is amazing the easy step.
I love the instructions. Thank you so much for putting in the timr for everyone.
This tutorial is great, thank you for sharing all this information. I need to make it.
I am just wondering why this tutorial has been re-published as new with no credit given whatsoever to the person who wrote it???
Thankyou, Thankyou, Getting ready to take a class on fondant and gumpaste this helped me to see what I am in for, can't wait now.
This is awesome. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions.
whoa so cool thanks! now i'm going to try to make a girlie shoe cake the real question is who will eat it? i have all brothers... then again they're brother's they'll eat anything!
Hi boonenati, There was a bug when I imported the articles from our old system and it messed up the authors names.. It should all be sorted out now, thanks for letting us know!
I TRIED TO MAKE THIS SHOE, BUT MY GUM PASTE STARTED TO CRACK AS IT DRY, WHAT COULD CAUSE THIS TO HAPPEN?
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