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Cake or not, all Jessica really wanted was a sugar high heel for her bridal shower. I went for "sexy". What woman doesn't love a pair of sexy heels. I started with the basic closed toe, slip on high heel using a 50/50 fondant/gumpaste mix. Then using fondant and a lace press mold I created my decorative pieces. I worked my way from the inside of the shoe, around the tip of the toe to the outside and up toward the heel applying the beautiful hand painted/dry dusted lace pieces. Cutting out individual pieces of the lace design and applying them in desired places allowed me to create uniqueness and depth to the piece. I wanted this shoe to be sexy coming and going so I carried the design around to the back of the heel as well. However, I left a slight break in the design that would softly tickle the ankle. Then to showcase the heel itself I applied fondant lace and accentuated it with a little fondant fabric skirt. I then finished up with edible glitter and some colored sugar pearls. This was only the 2nd sugar heel I'd made and I was more than pleased. Jessica's purse cake is buttercream iced with the quilted impression mat & a silicone mold used for the hand painted zipper. The "J" was hand cut from a template. You can't invoke Paris without visions of the Eiffel Tower so I hand cut one (10" - 11") from another template, and completed the look with edible glitter and more sugar pearls. Lastly, I added 42 decorated cupcakes with custom wrappers I cut on my craft dedicated Cricut Expression. Each cupcake is topped with fondant using an impression mat with writing (ha, french I think), small Eiffel Towers cut from a fondant/gumpaste mix using my Cricut Cake Machine and a pair tiny sugar high heels I made using Francis McNaughton's Frankly Sweet Deluxe Tiny Shoe Cutters Set.

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Comment by Terry Fuller on September 2, 2015 at 6:10pm

Thanks so much, Betty. I appreciate your encouragement.

Comment by Sandra Smiley on September 1, 2015 at 12:52pm

I feel ya, Terry.  It so pisses me off when people complain about the cost of a custom cake because it costs a ton the make them.  I know you had a good time creating this masterpiece.

Comment by Betty on August 31, 2015 at 6:55pm

Lots of work but it sure is pretty and "sexy" . Great work on the purse and the cc's too.

Comment by Terry Fuller on August 30, 2015 at 11:59pm

Thank you so much, Sandra. She did. Sadly, my wallet didn't. Jessica and my daughter have been best friends almost their entire lives and my daughter threw the bridal shower. I must say, though, I had great fun making all of it and was quite happy with the results.

Comment by Sandra Smiley on August 30, 2015 at 11:24pm

Nice job, Terry.  I know Jessica loved it.

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