I am slowly getting there and updating you with all my cake photos from the past month…

I was so excited when I got the email about this cake. The lady wanted shoes, a bag, feathers and cupcakes all in one cake. She wanted shoes with red soles to imitate louboutin shoes, so I thought it only apt that I base the bag on a Hermes bag…

The bag and shoes are both made from gumpaste, although with the top of the shoes I decide to try mexican paste. I know some people prefer to work with this but I found it very frustrating. It was very crumbly because it doesn’t have the elastacity that gumpaste has and it took a lot longer to set hard. For both the bag and the shoes I created a template before I started so that I new everything was the right size and shape.The cake was an 8inch cake, placed on a 14inch board to give room for the 10 cupcakes around the edge. Placed onto 5 of the cupcakes were smaller gumpaste shoes. A tutorial of me making these can be found here.