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!Do NOT miss a single post. Subscribe to weekly recaps for Ashlee Marie by Email Some of the links in my posts may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a very small percentage.