Sunday, June 13, 2010

My Mother's 50th Birthday Cake

I thought I had  gotten to the point where I was comfortable making gumpaste shoes. Turns out maybe not so much! My mother was about to celebrate a milestone birthday and a cake involving shoes would be perfect for her because she absolutely LOVES shoes!!! Another one of her loves is Coach purses so I decided to try my hand at one.

The shoe process started off as it normally did. Cutting a shape from a template , making the heel and letting them dry for a week. I added the piece for the ankle strap at the beginning of day 3. So far so good.


 I started to finish the shoe the day before her birthday.
Problem #1. When it came time to attach my heel I found that I had made it a bit shorter than it needed to be. Problem #2. The sole of my shoe broke in 3 pieces. I made repairs using black candy melts. I was hoping no one would notice once the shoe was completed.

The cake was made using the method I learned in my class at Cakegirls. She loved the cake! So much so she refused to cut it. I had to buy one from a store so the guests would have something to eat at the party.

24 comments:

  1. It is fabulous! I don't blame her not wanting to eat it! :)

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  2. Great job and what a great compliment from your mother!

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  3. You did a great job. Happy Birthday to ur mom

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  4. The shoe and purse look fabulous!

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  5. 一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤......................................................................

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  6. Just FABULOUS!! I'm not sure how I found you but oh so glad I did!!

    Michelle
    www.maddycakesmuse.blogspot.com

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  7. 生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。......................................................................

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  8. i love it! you did a great job! my sister's birthday is coming up and i'm going to be attempting my first gumpaste shoe... any tips?

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  9. 一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼............................................................

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  10. 唯有學習不已的老師,才能認真的教,唯有燃燒自己,才能點亮他人的燈............................................................

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  11. The shoes turned out very pretty - great job!!

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  12. The shoe and the purse are soo pretty. I dont blame her for not wanting to cut it. What kind of cake was inside?

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