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!
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.
Day 3 is all the decorating, my favorite part. The pastiallage is rock hard, I love this stuff, this is the first time I’ve worked with it so at first I was a bit, you have to work fast because it dries fast. I’ll be using this instead of fondant for now on just because it dries so much harder in a faster time and provides a more stable foundation for the entire shoe.
I’ll add a tutorial on how I make the pastiallage soon.
So today, I airbrush the shoe with a mix of pearl and blue, I’ll be a bit sporadic with the color because I want that multi-colored look, and I’ll be hand painting it.
See you on Day 4