Monday, July 10, 2017

Big Baller Brand Shoe Birthday Cake

David would love a pair of the big baller brand shoes, but after we saw the price tag, he realized they just aren't in our budget. So...I told him if I couldn't buy him the shoes, I would try my hardest to make him one. This was a time consuming cake, and there are things I would have done differently, but it turned out okay.

I started by making a 10" square cake. When it was cool, I cut it in half and stacked the halves together. I froze this portion for a few hours. Then I created a template on cardstock to give me an idea of where to cut. 

Then I carved out the top and sides. Looking back, I would have made the back a lot taller because it seemed to sink when I put the fondant on the cake.

I used my marshmallow fondant recipe for the frosting. (Place 16 oz of mini marshmallows and 2 Tbsp of water in a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until marshmallows are melted. Add 1 lb of powdered sugar. Stir. Then knead in 2 more cups of powdered sugar on a Crisco coated counter.) 

After the cake and frosting were chilled overnight, I started decorating. I covered with the white first and then the yellow. I added the other touches as I went. 

I used a toothpick to add the textured looks to the white frosting. 

I didn't have a ton of frosting left, but I did the best I could to make this shoe box to go with it. I used edible food writers to draw the design on the shoe box.