Friday, 23 August 2013

Baby boy christening shoe cake topper

Here is my step by step baby boy shoe cake topper tutorial, followed by a video for a better visual. Perfect for a christening or baptism cakes. This cake
topper can be made with fondant or gumpaste.
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Step 1
Roll out fondant or gumpaste  and cut out all pieces using the template as your guide. Click here for the template
***Make sure you turn the sole template around before cutting the second shoe, so you have "left" and "right" shoes.***
Step 2
Using your quilting wheel, create a stitching pattern on the front piece.
 Tip: If you don't have such tool you can use a butter knife or even a lemon scraper
to create the same look 
 Tip: Before gluing your pieces together let them air out for about 15minutes, this will harden your fondant and make it easy to work with.
Step 3
Brush the edge of the baby sole shoe with edible glue and attach both pieces together.
Tip: If you don't have edible glue, simply use water (water will act as glue with  fondant)
Step 4

Align your paper template on top of your fondant and using the back of a paint brush press down on each dot. Then, with a straw press down to create holes by using the dots as a guide line.
Step 5
  
Using your quilting wheel, create a stitching pattern on the front piece.
Step 6 
Attaching the back of the shoe
Brush the edge of your back piece (#3) with water or edible glue and attach it to your sole and front piece. (see picture)
Step 7
Making the laces
Cut 2 stripes of fondant and glue them on each side with water. Using a pointy tool, make sure to put the laces inside each hole. (this will create a realistic look)
 Step 8
Making the loop
Fold the strip of fondant or gumpaste in half. Glue it to the middle of your laces created on step 7.
Step 9 
Cut a thin strip of fondant and gather each end in the middle and squeeze. Glue your loop to your laces
Step 10
Glue silver sugar pearls following the shape of a cross with edible glue.

For a better visual tutorial click on this picture and watch my video on YouTube.
Have fun caking

 


Liliana da Silva