This pink converse sculpted cake is a fun replica of the classic converse shoe. Pink is one of my favorite colors and I had to highlight it here in this fun cake. This was actually modeled after one of my daughter’s shoes which was actually blue.
As a side note, when I first started doing sculpted cakes I was a bit nervous I would mess up the structure that I was trying to capture. However, I learned a great tip that you can sometimes make adjustments with more cake and icing, adding or deleting to get the look you are striving for using the cake and icing like mortar and bricks so to speak.
This is a great beginners project to start with. One tip is to start carving little at a time.
Here is a fun step by step captured in how it all came together. I did a black and white cake with buttercream and used pink, white, and blue fondant to finalize the finishing touches.
Pink Converse Shoe Cake-Step by Step
First, setting the foundation of the cake, just getting the right length and height and one to fit nicely on the cake board.
Secondly, finalizing your shape. This will get a nice crumb coat of buttercream to seal in all the crumbs to make for a smooth under coating for the fondant.
Thirdly, putting the fondant over the cake and setting up the palette for the fun to begin. I put the blue and white fondant on the toe area first, then used the white trim for accent.
Finally, the finished cake with all the glam, Ta- dah! You can cut out strips of fondant for the laces and use some white and black royal icing piping for extra enhancement.
Even more of a thrill than creating this fun project!This particular cake show venue did not have air conditioning, yikes…. and all the fondant and buttercream cakes there were slowly succumbing to the heat and humidity. We were all hoping they held up just in time for judging!!! Thankfully most of them did!!
Try sculpting something fun with cake!