This idea came out of desperation when trying to decorate a cake that would speak to my teenage son's interests. I wanted it to be personalized, and remembered that every time I nonchalantly walked behind him to see what he was looking at on a screen, well . . . 99% of the time he would be looking pics of the latest sport shoes.
Hmm, wasn't sure it would turn out okay, but figure he would appreciate the thought and inhale the cake anyway.
I looked at my casserole baking dish, and thought I could bake a rectangluar shaped cake and then place a template over it diagonally and cut out the design. Plus, little brother and I could do quality assurance tests on the scraps. Bonus!
Note: Use three sheets of paper when preparing your template and use the middle sheet that has not been in contact with the shoe or whatever flat surface you use to trace the outline of the shoe. The middle sheet will be clean and ready to place on top of your cake.
If you don't have a favorite cake and icing recipe, use a trusted mix and get started.
Once the cake is finished baking, let it completely cool and then place in the freezer for less than an hour; this will make it easier to cut and decorate. Use your template and cut conservatively at first. You can then go back and get it just right.
Have fun creating and playing around with the style of the shoe.
Exciting when you see it start to take shape. Now this is the kind of foot I don't mind putting in my mouth!
You can also use a nice sport's shoe box as a cake stand with a protective barrier between.
Success! He really got a kick out of the design (ha) AND loved the effort I put into making this cake. IT tasted great too and the shoe size was perfect.
If you decide to try this, let us know how it turned out. Would love to see your pics!
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