January 25, 2011

Tina's 40th

This past Saturday was a busy one for us.  Mel's friend Tina celebrated her 40th birthday and hubby threw her a surprise birthday party.  He asked Mel if we could make her cake.  Tina loves shoes and handbags so we set out to make her a pair of shoes, handbag and a shoe box. Tina's favourite colour is pink so we had to incorporate that into the theme.  She also loves red velvet cake, so the handbag was made with red velvet cake and cream cheese filling.  Hubby requested chocolate cakes so we made the shoe box with chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling.  Mel and Phil were guests so they had 1st hand to the reaction of the cake. Everyone loved it and Tina was delighted and thought the shoes were real, LOL.  These are our 2nd attempt at making shoes, not bad, getting better......take a look and you be the judge.

Here's a picture of the shoes as they were drying, Mel painted them with black food colouring and a little vodka to give them the patent leather look.  All details were made with fondant other than the shoes, the roses and the straps on the purse which were made with gum paste. And if you look closely at the shoe box, the lid is trimmed with white edible pearls.


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