Louis Vuitton Sugar Shoe Tutorial – Day 4

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Red bottom sole of sugar shoe showing LV

Red bottom sole of sugar shoe showing LV

Preparing sugar shoe with a layer of blue food color by airbrushing

Preparing sugar shoe with a layer of blue food color by airbrushing

Today is the day I make all the finishing touches to the sho. I handpainted a darker blue to parts of the reptile imprint and used a mixture of corn syrup and alcohol to brush on the shoe, this created a shiny blend on the shoe which looked great. Keep in mind, if you didn’t want a colorbleed on your shoe, I would be careful about using this technique, just carefully blot on.

I added a red under sole and a LV logo with a black food color pen and also added a strip with a button.

Royal blue LV theme cake and hand-painted sugar high heel

Louis Vuitton inspired cake and sugar shoe- day 1 & 2

LV inspired cake decorations and personalized plaque

LV inspired cake decorations and personalized plaque.

Today, I made the heel and put the sole, heel and back heel together.

Today, I made the heel and put the sole, heel and back heel together.

Lovely little letters I bought from Michaels to help with the personalized plaque.

Lovely little letters I bought from Michaels to help with the personalized plaque.

I am so in my element when doing these types of cakes. I love it when my customer says,”I trust your gift, surprise me”. So, I take what they tell me about what they want and their personality and I let my creative muse take control. This is actually day two, I baked the cake and froze it until this Tuesday, where I’ll take it out to thaw and get started preparing it Tuesday night. Th cake is due on Thursday, I may talk the client into giving me 1 more day so I’ll have more time to,work on the shoe. (I’ll post a pic of where I stopped with the shoe tonight).

I’m loving this new (new to me) technique I thought of the other day while perusing (is that the right word??) the aisles of Michales Craft store. I bought some little wooden letters, and simply place them on fondant (pushed down a bit, to make a ridge) and airbrush or use color spray…(I’m sure cake designers have been doing this FOREVER, but it’s new to me) remember…I’ve only been a cakes for a little over 1 year, so EVERYTHING is new to me. I just love the clean look it makes, if you’re careful not to get the spray under the letters…

So N.T. Way, this is day 2 of the LV cake and shoe…oh by the way, as I’m making the shoe, I’m watching Elisa Strauss’s newest Craftsy video: Runway Ready, More high-fashion heels. I love her, she seems so sweet, I’d live to meet her one day. Her teaching style is so perfect and detailed. I learn a ton of stuff in such a short amount of time.

Until we meet again..on Day 3.