It was my cousin’s 16th birthday last weekend. Her mom (my aunt- DUH) asked if I could make her favorite fashion item, a pink low-top converse, into a cake! I figured I was up for the challenge. Not owning any converse my self (shocked?) I started collecting images from Google for my inspiration.
I actually printed off the picture of the bottom of a shoe to use for my carving template! It worked great! I used an impression mat, a weave, to get the fondant detail for the front “rubber” section. I was going to paint the grommets silver, but kind of ran out of time. Working with all that chocolate was a little too much for me and I ended up taking a few too many breaks (even the smell of chocolate makes me sick these days- saddest thing EVER!)
I started by carving the shoe, THEN covering the shoe with a cream fondant (same color as the inside of the real pink converse!). Then I started layering on the pink fondant tongue, then each side one at a time, then the back! Finally I added all the white fondant detail work! And finally the black edible ink! And my cousin was happy with her surprise cake, so in the end a great cake!