The red high heel shoe was a first. I traced my then 8 year-old “sons” size 8 shoe and used that for the black sole. Then I just added a little larger one in red behind the black. Then shaped the hill and the red strap across the top, let all the pieces dry and stuck them together. Then finally attached the small black rosette. BTW: a dowel rod runs through the entire cake up through almost the entire height of the heel to keep it stable and from tipping over.
I chose to put a size 5 on the shoe, because some women are really self-conscious about their shoe size. (Not me I’m a size 9 and proud of my huge feet that get me where I wanna go). I figured a 5 is petite enough and probably a comparable size in Women’s to a boys size 8 (which is what I traced). But apparently that conversion is incorrect, just ask The Krazy Coupon Lady at http://thekrazycouponlady.com/style/save-big-by-buying-kids-size-shoes-that-look-and-fit-just-like-womens/ It’s an interesting article. I’m all about saving money which is why I do not own a pair of Gucci heels, but they do make beautiful shoes!
The finished cake (including the ruby & diamond earrings for the birthday girl). This cake is two 12″ rounds with butter-cream frosting covered in fondant. The fondant has been tinted a tan shade and then covered with hand painted leopard spots. It’s decorated with an edible ruby and diamond necklace, matching ring, Revlon mascara, Clinique lip stick, Sally Hansen nail polish and a red Gucci high heel pump. This cake serves about 55 people.
Here is an above angle. The birthday girl already owned a matching necklace and ring —so when her parents decided to complete her set with earrings for her birthday they came up with this cake as a creative way to present the earrings to her.
A close-up of the Revlon “Fabulash” mascara. BTW: the mascara stick is a purple q-tip with the cotton ends removed. With the exception of the stick, the mascara, nail polish and lip stick are completely edible.