This is no doubt one of the trickiest cakes I've put together (compared to the steak cake and the butt cake). And making it harder was the fact we were having the party at the park which meant transporting the iced cake to the venue and then putting the shoes on after we arrived. Unfortunately the shoe on the right didn't make the full journey : ( No matter, the cake tasted fantastic. I was very impressed with how it turned out. Thank you to my wonderful friend Tina who sent me her reliable chocolate cake recipe. She's my go-to-cake-advice-buddy. You rock!
The cake itself wasn't hard to make it was just the shoes that were a nightmare. You know how fondant can be on a warmish day. And especially when you make your own fondant, it's not as good as the real stuff, but again I like to punish myself don't I?
So how to make the shoe topper? From this excellent website. Oh Nati you are amazing! She also provides a template for you to print out. Awesome!
On to how I made the shoes.....
The sole with heel
The lining. Upside down sorry
Lining on the sole
Now for the cake itself. A simple cake which surprisingly didn't have any milk. Turned out to be really lovely and moist.
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla essence (I used vanilla paste)
2 2/3 cups plain flour
2/3 cups baking cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teasponos bicarb soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups boiling water
1. Boil the kettle while you prepare everything
2. Mix oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla
3. Sift dry ingredients together and fold into wet mixture with the 2 cups of boiling water
4. Mix until smooth, pour into greased tin
5. Bake at 180 degress for around 45mins
My handwriting is terrible so I didn't want to attempt icing the message on, instead I went with fondant and little letter shaped cookie cutters. Much safer option.