Friday, November 9, 2012

Cake Challenge Project–Boo Shoe Gumpaste Cake Topper


I was asked by the uber talented Kathia from Pink Little Cake and Melissa from The Baked Equation to join in their Cake Challenge.  I got to admit I was pretty honoured to be asked along with some of the most talented Cake Decorators in the business.

I had made my Boo Shoe for a cake but then at the last minute changed my mind, so when they asked for a sugar topper I was already ready!


Last May I leaned how to make this shoe at Swank Cake Design with Wayne and Chuck.  We got to take home the shaper, heel mold and all the templates.  So I thought it was time to make another to make sure it wasn’t just under their awesome tutelage that I could create a shoe.  I also wanted to challenge myself, so I tried the closed toe shoe too!  It’s not as pristine but practice makes perfect but not sure what I would do with anymore sugar shoes lying around.  And I can’t bring myself to throw them away.

Now my shoe is pretty cute, but you need to check out the other pretty awesome cakes in this challenge.  I’m honoured to be among them!

Cake Challenge Collage

  1. Cup of hot cocoa cake-Munchkin Munchies
  2. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting-D & P Celebrations
  3. Caramel Apple Cake-The Baked Equation
  4. Maple Leaf Chocolate Cake-Butter Yum
  5. Boo Shoe SugarTopper-Trilogy Edibles
  6. Goodbye Fall-Pink Little Cake
  7. Turning Leaves-Simply Sweet by Honeybee
  8. Fall Teddy Bears-Karma's Cakes
  9. Thanksgiving Head Dress-Sweetology
  10. Fall Flower Pot Cupcakes-Butter Hearts Sugar
  11. End of Fall Cupcakes-Not your momma's Cookie
  12. Thanksgiving in a Cupcake-Savor the Baking
  13. Turkey Cake-The Baking Sheet
  14. Picking Leaves-Sweet Things

Thanks for looking!


  1. Wow - this is so awesome! It looks just like a real shoe, only cuter :) So fun to "party" with you, Karen!

  2. I love a fabulous sweet party!!! Gorgeous shoe!!1

  3. I love your sugar shoes! You are going to have to teach me how to make one, one day. I think we need to have a cake camp.

  4. Thank you for joining the party!!! I love any sugar work and this shoe cake topper is simply adorable.

  5. That is a LOT Of work for sure, turned out ABOUT as awesome as YOU! Sugar shoes rock. FUN project!

  6. This is amazing and I can only imagine the work that went into it!! WOW

  7. Wow, this is incredible! If I didn't know better, I would think this shoe is the real deal!

  8. Wow - your shoe topper is stunning!!! I can imagine all the different ways you could make them. Beautiful!! It' nice to meet you and I have fun participating in this challenge with you. Take care, Patricia

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  10. Reps when I first saw this sugar topper in the collage I thought "Wow, now that's my type of shoe." Good job.

    Chineka - Savor the Bakiing

  11. Am I the only one that would love an actual pair of heels like that! It looks amazing, I'd love to know how to make one.

  12. WOW! This is one cool shoe, you never seize to surprise me with your talents!

  13. Love this shoe and the little ghosts! The heal on this is amazing!

  14. Wow! This shoe looks so real. I wish I could do work like this. Gorgeous!