Sunday, May 27, 2007

In Memory of Mum

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Here is the Zebra sandal atop a Shoebox Cake which I made for my mum's death anniversary yesterday. The shoebox was a Red Velvet Cake sandwiched with a Peanut Butter buttercream and covered in Marshmallow Fondant. The Shoe and barcode are made out of gumpaste. The shoe is branded Lilly after mum's name.

I had intially intended to make a pink sandal with a bow that was dusted with pearl luster dust.
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Alas, the shoe collapsed and I had to redo everything from scratch. It was a good learning experience though because for the pink shoe, I did not make a very good template to dry the sole. The sole was rolled too thin and I had only used a cardboard folded into shape to support it while it was drying. So the gradient was too sharp and it looked weird. I also removed the cardboard circle supporting the toe cap too early which resulted in it collapsing.

For the Zebra shoe, I had cut a block of styroform into a drying platform for the sole.
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The sole was rolled thicker and marked with stitching marks. Straps were attached and supported with crunched cling wrap to hold it's shape while drying.
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The Zebra shoe atop the Shoebox.
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Close-up of the front.
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The front of the shoebox with it's barcode.
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The insides of the Shoebox, Red Velvet Cake with a Peanut Butter buttercream.
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10 comments:

gina said...

ginny, good gracious! got bar code some more! the zebra lines, are drawn ? very clever.

tweetybird said...

ginny, this is so lovely!

Anonymous said...

Ginny,

Very nice leh. Thanks for the photos. Btw, do you actually eat the shoe or is it just for decor? Sorry, sound so stupid.

Wendy
Big fan of your work.

Rusti said...

Yup Gina! the zebra lines and barcodes are hand drawn. If you noticed the heel, it looks like a zebra's bump.

Thanks Tweetybird.

Wendy. Shoe can be eaten as it is made from sugarpaste but none of us ate it as it will be too sweet.

gladcake said...

Really beautiful and nicely done up! Bravo!

BTW, may I know how the red velvet taste like (similar to choc butter cake?)? Never tasted that before. Thanks

Rusti said...

Nothing special about Red Velvet Cake. Except for the red (which I did not put a lot), it is just like a normal moist chcolate cake but not heavy/dense in texture like buttercake.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginny,

did you get the Elisa Strauss book? Hee, was reading it last nite. She's very inspirational. Looking forward to trying out what you've given me on MMF this holiday.

Rebecca

Rusti said...

Hi Rebecca, yes that's the book. Did you buy it too?

Chawanmushi said...

Wow ....ginny....this is indeed lovely :-)

reena said...

OMG!! This looks so real!!!! You are indeed the sugarpaste queen!