Monday, October 17, 2011

Nike 'Kicks' Shoe Cake

My Hubby's work mate saw a photo of the Converse Shoe Cake I made for him a while ago and thought that a shoe cake would be very fitting (sorry, I love puns!) for her son's 18th birthday.

Nike Kicks Shoe Cake

The story goes that every year she gets her son a new pair of Nike shoes, this year she wanted to get him something different for his birthday but she still wanted him to get his Nike shoes, thus the Nike shoe cake idea!

Nike Kicks Shoe Cake
Before...

It wasn't exactly the easiest cake in the world to make, I'd never made a 3D shoe cake before and the shoe couldn't be too small or they wouldn't have much cake to eat!

Nike Kicks Shoe Cake
The Picture I was Working From

Nike Kicks Shoe Cake
Just Do It!

Nike Kicks Shoe Cake
Stitching!

I didn't take many photos along the way (sorry) but I baked two square cakes and one loaf tin cake using 2 x my chocolate cake recipe then basically stacked them, with icing in between layers and hacked away at it with various knives from my kitchen. Then I covered the cake in black fondant and stuck on the other fondant colours, layer by layer. After all the fondant was in the right places I drew and indented my cake to give it all the details.

Nike Kicks Shoe Cake
The Finished Product

I hope you like it, I'm pretty proud of it myself!

3 comments :

  1. I'm Looking For Someone To Bake A Cake Similar To This For My Boyfriends 18th Birthday But I Dont Want To Spend Too Much..... I Was Wondering What The Cost Of This Cake Was(?)

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  2. It was about $100. But I think some cake decorating places charge up to $500 for a 3D cake! :-S

    Good luck and happy 18th birthday to your boyfriend!

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  3. Wow Thats Perfect, You Baked This Cake Right(?) I Would Really Like This N Thank You :-)

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