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.