Shoes are the number one accessory. People love their shoes. So why not put them on a cake? Shoe cakes have been popular for quite a while and it seems that they are here to stay. So, let’s talk shoes… gumpaste shoes!
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ tutorial for gumpaste shoes. There are so many different styles and types of shoes. So I have found a few tutorials that I think are a pretty good range of styles that can be referred to for most of your shoe projects.
How to Make Gumpaste Manolo Blahnik Shoe
In this tutorial, Rose Sen at rosesen.wordpress.com gives you a template for the sole, lining, back, and top of the shoe. She also explains how she created a structure to dry her shoe properly.
I love the look of the gathering and the jeweled ring on the top to hold it all together. It’s a great shoe and Rose did a beautiful job.
How to Make Gumpaste Stiletto Shoe
Roxanne, also known as “the Cake Engineer” created a very detailed Stiletto that is sure to impress and she shows how she did it at www.cakesbyroxanne.com.
I love the leopard print and the red with gold beads. And that zipper is so great.
The structure of the shoe is spot on, Roxanne’s engineering skills really paid off with this project. It looks like this shoe is ready for the runway.
Roxanne has a video and kit that she sells on her website for this shoe. It’s definitely worth checking out.
How to Make Gumpaste Bunny Baby Booties
These bunny booties made by Melissa at mycakeschool.com are the perfect little snuggly slippers. If you want a basic baby booty, this tutorial is perfect. Just skip the bunny steps.
But why would you do that? The bunnies are so cute! I especially love her method of adding texture. It gives a nice sense of softness.
How to Make Gumpaste Baby Crocs
Since I don’t speak Dutch, I wasn’t able to track down the name of the artist but www.deleukstetaarten.nl is where you can find the instructions for this adorable pair of baby crocs.
How to Make Gumpaste Ballet Slippers
And we can’t forget about ballet slippers. Shirley Wilson created a tutorial for sugarteachers.blogspot.com on how to make this cute pair of ballet slippers.
It was pretty clever of Shirley to use an actual pair of ballet slippers as the form for the project.
What little girl doesn’t love ballet? I know my little girl does. I may just have to make these for her birthday that is coming up soon.
So now the question is, which shoe are you going to make first?