Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cole Haan Shoe Cake and Shoe Box

I have been wanting to make a shoe cake for months. This Cole Haan shoe made of "pastillage" (a modeling sugar paste which becomes harder, but should be handled with care because it dries so quickly and becomes brittle) sits on top of a chocolate fondant shoe box with red velvet cake and vanilla bean buttercream. The shoe had hand-painted gold accents and sugar pearls. Gold fondant ribbons lay on the cake board as if the shoe box was wrapped and has just been opened. The shoe cake was for a birthday party in Union NJ, the guest of honor told me she had a collection of thousands of shoes.

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