Fashionista Cake

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One of the more ambitious cakes I’ve ever taken on was this weekend’s “Fashionista Cake”.

It’s for my husband’s cousin’s milestone birthday.  Can’t you tell she likes purses and shoes?

I wanted everything to be close to actual size.  So lots of cakes, lots of icing, lots of fondant.

The shoe, I found, was the most challenging aspect of the cake.

I wanted it to look like a dainty high heel.  I used a non-edible support for the sole of the shoe and the heel and covered these in fondant.  Allowing it dry over night.

For the strap and the “material” around the toe, I decide NOT to use a non-edible support and at this very moment I’m crossing my fingers (and my toes) that it makes it to it’s destination in one piece.

The shoe box was easier, and I loved making the “tissue paper” accent spilling out of the box.

The zebra printed purse was just as easy.  Covering the entire carved down cake in fondant, I painted on the black stripes.  I then added black fondant strips as accents and additional pieces of fondant as the purses hardware.

Hubby just left for the party (I’m watching the kiddies and getting some well desereved rest).  Hoping it got there safe and sound and everyone likes it.

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About Leah

Hello, I'm Maria Leah. I'm a pretty average novice baker & most recently cake designer. The funny thing is I haven't taken a cake decorating class - yet. Instead I watch way too much "Ace of Cakes", "Cake Boss" & anything really off Food Network, that one day I thought to myself, "why don't I make a cake"? And so I did...One cake, turned into 2, which turned into 3...which turned into cake and cupcake orders for my family, friends and now people who are really taking an interest in my work. Photos of my progress followed, my skills started to sharpen...and my supportive friends insisted on more cakes and what you have now is me blogging about all my baking and designing adventures - the failures and the sweet success. Enjoy. ML

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