Sugar shoes are top of the list of every new cake decorator’s “to make” list and if you haven’t gotten round to doing so just yet, this week’s incredible edible footwear will definitely inspire you into action.
(To get started, check out our previous feature on Designer Shoe Cakes for tutorials on how to craft couture heels in lots of different styles.)
The fabulous trios of stilettos above are the work of sugar shoe couturier, Kelly Cope of Crafty Confections in Ireland, as well as the funky patent pink ankle strap design below.
Above right, one of the Shoe Bakery Company’s jaw-dropping cake shoes – not made from actual cake, just shoes styled as cake – but amazing inspiration for cake decorators.
Argentina’s Tete Cake Design have created an amazing stiletto cake below in bubblegum pink with patent detailing.
Donna Makes Cakes’ sugar shoes below are so realistic they defy belief, making a perfect 18th or 21st birthday present for the shoe-mad young lady with a penchant for tatoo art.
Jillybean Cakes Couture, UK have designed a beautiful pair of edible Mary Janes with cherries on top (below left), complete with dripping ganache and sprinkle accents.
On the right, The Shoe Bakery Company’s amazing “icecream shoe” with heels made from “waffle cones” and drenched in “chocolate sauce” and “sprinkles” for the ultimate in gourmet footwear.
Intricate black piping adds lady-like glamour to the exquisite sugar shoe below by Elegateau, UK, complete with the requisite red sole of the luxury Louboutin brand.
A frilled collar and ruffled detailing ups the glam factor in this statement sugar shoe cake below from Sugar Buttons.
More sylish lace trimmed shoes below in a beautiful shoe and shoebox cake by Caking It Up – a geat new way to use your cake lace mats!
Chanel peep-toes by Bella Cupcakes below make a fabulous birthday cake for any girl and on the right, Little Miss Fairy Cake/Suzanne Esper Cakes have created a sparkling pair of sugar-jewelled stillettos.
On the right, Yuma Couture Cakes‘ Chanel inspired monochrome creation is given the perfect finishing touch with a sparkly sugar shoe cake topper for a perfect 30th birthday cake.
If time is short but you still want to make a beautiful cake topper for a shoe-a-holic’s birthday cake, then check out VS Cake’s brilliant 2D shoe cake topper tutorial here – the perfect solution!
If you plan on making lots of sugar shoes and shoe cakes, it may be worth your while investing in some time-saving tools below such as NY Cake’s high heel shoe kit or even just a or a even just a stiletto heel mould.
You’ll also find a great online class on Craftsy by top New York cake artist, Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cake, High-Fashion Heels (with Elisa Strauss).
In her class, Elisa guides you step by step through making a strappy stiletto, a leopard-print peep toe and a pointed mule; how to make both high and low heels by hand or using a mold; how to carve foam formers that help you shape the toe enclosures and ankle straps and stabilize the shoe while you assemble and transport it; then bring everything together with Elisa’s construction tips and embellishments like contrasting insoles, trendy patterns, custom labels, metallic buckles and authentic designer details. For more details, see Craftsy here: High-Fashion Heels (with Elisa Strauss).
Update: Elisa has now released a second class on Craftsy for which you can get a 50% OFF discount here: Runway Ready High Fashion Heels.
Plus, more sugar shoes coming up this week on our Facebook page here: Cake Geek Magazine on Facebook.
Readers may also be interested in our features on:
- Gumpaste Shoes & Tutorials
- Stiletto Cupcakes
- Handbag Cakes & Purse Cakes
- Fashion Inspired Cakes
- Mannequin Cakes for Fashionistas
Coming Up Next: Secret Garden Cakes