As cake artists we are often challenged with the task of creating cakes that don’t actually look like cakes.
For me this style of cake is my favourite, it allows me to think outside the box of how I can make cake do something it’s really not supposed to do. It also allows me to tap into my OCD a little …
I mean attention to detail is A.O.K with me!
I was asked to recreate this clients favourite shoe.
I know it seems like a fairly simple task, but here’s the problem.
When you have to recreate something that a fan, or expert knows everything about, you truly have to pay attention to every little detail and and ensure that you are paying proper homage to the item, in this case, a Jordan High Top Sneaker.
This is the shoe I was asked to create.
This is a great product shot found on Google. It’s the perfect “side” view of the sneaker, which will allow me to use it a as template.
Given I don’t own a pair and didn’t want to go buy a pair to use as reference, the more pictures and angles I could find online the better!
I was able to find a shot from the top, the sole, the back and a couple of other angles.
All of those shots were a phenomenal help when it came time to create the cake itself.
The cake was covered in a blend of fondant and modeling chocolate/Candy Clay.
The completed shoe cake above has a guided time lapse video is available on my YouTube channel
The templates can be saved and printed as large or small as you need. Just remember. If you scale 1 you have to scale them all! – For this particular cake – I set my print margines to slim, and printed the side, sole and aerial views as large as the horizontal print would allow on a 8.5*11″ paper.
The back piece was more a reference piece.
Challenge yourself, you’ll truly be amazed at what you can achieve.