Sports Shoe Cake
I made this Basket Ball and Sports Shoe Cake for my son Aadi’s Birthday in May.
I have not shared the cake with you yet and I have a few of you ask me how I made the cakes.
So I thought I’d share what I have of the Sports Shoe here.
I have a few progress pictures for you of the carving of the shoe but not of the decorating.
It’s was a hectic month so I must admit that while I have every intention of sharing progress pictures with you, time is not always on my side.
Suggested Recipes –
Cake – I have two Sheet cake recipes you can use here. Chocolate Sheet cake and Vanilla and Chocolate Sheet cake
Frosting – American Buttercream or Ganache
Sugar Paste – Homemade Sugar Paste by Veena’s Art of Cakes
So here goes some pictures of the carving with a little brief below.
Carving the Shoe –
Make two templates of the shoe. One of the heel and the other of the side of the shoe. The heal give you the base and the side helps carve the shape. To make the template. Just place the shoe over a paper, first on it’s heels then on it’s side.
Use your pencil to trace it’s outline. Now cut the outline and you have a side template.
- Next I baked a Sheet cake 9 x 13 inch.
- Ideally it would be best to use a firm cake such as a pound cake but my Aadi insisted on his favorite Strawberry cake with Strawberry Buttercream. I know not very smart but what we wont’ do for our kids, right? You can see the strawberry butter cream has crushed strawberries so had to be kept in the fridge too!
- Once the sheet cake is baked and cooled.
- Using the template cut out three layers of the cake for this shoe.
- The number of layers wild depend on the height of the shoe you want to make.
For example if you wanted a booth you would need two full layers and a couple more half layers of the back heal part.
Alternatively, if you need a short sports shoes you may need only two layers.
- Once you butter cream and stack the layers – Just use a side template of your shoe to carve the height. I did this free hand but a template can reduce any guess work.
- Crumb coat and chill completely.
and here are some more pictures of the shoe.
Decorate the Shoe.
If you have a shoe you are coping – All you do is use the shoe as your template. Place the paper on the shoe – use a pencil and trace the various patters. Then use these patterns as templates for you shoe. Again I have done this free hand without any template cause I’m just too bad with following templates. Plus my son had ideas of his own !! Here’s what I did so you have an idea.
- Firs, place black over the heels.
- The lace tongue is made with two pieces of blue and black using fondant with CMC /Tylose. This will help keep it firm. use tissue or paper towel to hold in place until it sets. .
- Next, place the green on the toes – cut to shape.
- Place the green on the back of the heel coming right up to the beginning of the laces. Cut off excess.
- Cut one long blue strip for above the laces and either sides. Cut to the shape or pattern you want. Notice I have cut at an angle behind and cut around the lace tongue on the top.
- Now start adding details, such as stitch marks, holes for the laces. I used an extruder for the laces, some edging around the shoe etc…
That’s it.. You Sports Shoe is done!! Don’t forget to decorate your board. The board can be decorated based on the type of shoe.
For example if you are making a Basket Ball Shoe the board can be a wood effect;
Iif you choose to make a soccer or football shoe it’s would be nice to make some grass!!
Finally; here is my son with his cake.. and here both my babies with their recent cakes.
Well, I do hope you find this post some what useful. I will be sharing some pictures for you on the Ball cake too!
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