Thursday, July 16, 2009

High Heels

As promised....




Here it is. My very first shoe cake!






This cake is for a bridal shower this weekend. The invitation was black and red so I took my inspiration from that. I'm super excited about this cake and I really hope the bride-to-be likes it!



This project held a lot of firsts for me as a decorator. It was my first time working with gumpaste and luster dust, both of which I used on the heel. I also invested in Americolor gel paste coloring and it was fabulous. It completely blew the Wilton coloring away, no question. As you may imagine, turning white fondant/gumpaste into red or black can take a LONG time and a LOT of color! But this brand is definitely more concentrated and works so much better. Score!


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It was quite a bit of work, but totally worth it in the end. I am very pleased with the results and I can't wait to deliver it today!

But honestly, I couldn't be happier that it is done! Cakes have a tendency to stress me out and hang over my head until they are complete. I really enjoy doing it...but I'm not sure I'm up for making a career out of it. This little hobby suits me just fine :)

26 comments:

~ Donna ~ said...

Looks great!!!

emily said...

This is incredible!! Good Job!!

Baker's Cakes said...

Amazing! Did you mold the shoe on something? Good to know about the Americolor too, I always forget about it and just pick up the Wilton stuff when I'm at AC Moore. I'm sure the Bride-to-be will absolutely LOVE it!!!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

This cake is so awesome! I totally thought it was a real shoe you were posting about for the first few seconds until I read cake. Then I remembered you having to make one for a shower:p Very VERY good job. She is going to love it!

Mrs. W said...

ahhh! I love it! GREAT job!

and Aldo happens to be my favorite shoe store haha!

C said...

Holy amazing cake!! You, my friend, are gifted!! I'm sure she'll absolutely LOVE it!

d.a.r. said...

Holy crap, that looks amazing!!!

Jessica said...

That is so adorable! I love it :-)

Kaitlin said...

Beautiful cake! Great job!

Shaina said...

OMG...this looks AMAZING!!!! Wow! Great job!

Haha...when I typed "great job" I accidentally had a typo, and it said "great jog." So, if you needed that encouragement too,

GREAT JOG!

New England Girl said...

Gorgeous cake!!! :) It came out perfectly. I bet the bride is going to LOVE this! :)

Jackie said...

I love it!!! Way to go! I am very impressed!!! I know it's going to be a big hit at the shower!

Dollface said...

wow!! youre so amazing :) xxxoo

A Girl Can Dream said...

How cute! You did a GREAT job! What talent you have, I love it!

Kristen said...

that's amazing, good job!

The Novelista Barista said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i must give you credit, becuase that shit looks really hard!!!!
AWESOME!

Lindsey said...

You are so talented, it's adorable!!!

pocket full of pink said...

It looks amazing!!! SO cute!

Krystyna Lizabeth. said...

that is so cool :)

Mr. & Mrs. A said...

oh wow this awesome!!

Hi I'm Mrs. A new to your blog but I also am an on the side cake decorator.

a H.I.T. said...

Wow! I love the name where the brand goes on the shoe :) How creative!

LawGirl said...

Wow, that is so impressive!

Brittany Ann said...

Jenny, it's awesome! You are so talented!

J.J. said...

lovely cake :)

The Shabby Princess said...

That's awesome!!! You are seriously so talented lady!

Lucy Marie said...

It is awesome. I'd eat that shoe any day.