And finally the finished cake and shoe! I absolutely loved making this cake, I felt I really captured the client’s personality and style. I added a few details like a pair of blue stud earrings, a necklace with the client’s initial, and a “Blessed” placard. I even add a shoe upc label with the client’s name and birthday included…I’m so glad she love it!
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.