Is It October Already?
Today was the first day I looked at my calendar and actually comprehended that October is almost over. Between having two weddings and 6 orders so far, my full time job has been helping with the process of conducting a vote for a new nickname! If you want to test how much stress you can handle, try being on the phone attempting to help people for 40+ hours in a week and decorating cakes all night. However, all the stress melts away when you get compliments and happy faces when you deliver your cake. It is so worth it; I just need to keep reminding myself when I am still working at 2am! I am so thankful for my supportive family and friends that are there for me when I am going crazy trying to get everything accomplished-I wouldn't be able to do it without you!
How to Make Baby Shoes
Happy Tuesday! Last week, I was able to make a super special gender reveal cake. This was my first cake where, only a few of us knew what the inside was going to look like which made it extra exciting for me! Here is my quick tutorial on how to make baby shoes!
I found a template online and then cut it into a stencil so I could cut my fondant into the proper shapes. The tool on the left was a miracle worker! It made making the dots really quick and easy! Placing a little ball of fondant in the toe helps the bootie keep its shape.
I used gum glue to hold the toe of the bootie and the sole together. I added a little paper towel to hold the tongue of the bootie upright while it dried. The heel just fit perfectly around the sole with gum glue holding everything together.
The laces are actually ribbon. Having a textured ribbon made it easier to pull through the holes. When I tried silky ribbon, it was so slippy that it was sliding all over. Adding this ribbon also holds the shoe together to dry properly. If you would like just baby booties, you can stop here and this would be the finished product.
To turn the bootie into a tennis shoe, you just add a few strips of white. I cut the white to cover the toe and gum glued it down. I also wrapped a small layer of white around the bottom to add some extra flair. I textured it a little but it is completely up to you and how detailed you want to get. Below you will see the little loops on the back of the shoe. For that, I just wrapped the white fondant around the back of the shoe and glued it inside.
Here is the finished product! I colored the frosting pink and blue and placed the booties on top. The inside was BLUE! I was really excited to see what the inside looked like! This gender reveal cake was tons of fun!!
I am Lindsay, the owner of Lb Cakes, LLC. I will be updating my blog regarding my adventures of being a young entrepreneur in the bakery business.