My sister-in-law asked me if I’d make her 30th birthday cake for February 2014. She told me I could do what ever I wanted. My mother-in-law gave me the idea of shoes as she’s always loved them! So I decided to try making a shoe box cake and shoe.
The shoe box and lid were both chocolate mud cake. The box was three 1 inch layers with buttercream in between, and the lid was a 1 inch layer, both 12 inches by 6 inches. I crumb-coated them in dark chocolate ganache and made black marshmallow fondant to cover them in.
I started the shoe a week before so that each part had time to dry and set. I cut up an old high heel shoe so I could use the sole and heal to shape the sole of the edible shoe. I made templates out of paper for the other parts and cut them out of gumpaste.