I love shoes! Since living here in Texas I have been drooling over multiple pairs of western style boots. I bought a red pair within my first 3 months of arriving and wore them under my ball gown at a function in Washington DC 😛 I was so comfortable all night and only those that I showed knew I had them on.
Anyway, I thought I’d try my hand at making a boot cake topper. I found the Cake Structure 3D Cowboy Boot Kit and off I went!
The instructions tell you to place all of the fondant/gumpaste pieces on the mould at once and then once dry take them off carefully. When I tried this I failed big time! The pieces had stuck together and I couldn’t get them off without breaking them.
Take 2…..I put the front boot pieces on the mould, waited for them to dry and then took them off. Then I put the back piece on and waited for it to dry. After both the front and back were dry I used some royal icing to stick them to the sole and each other. Then I put the boot straps and smaller back panel on.
I used a light brown gum paste that I made using fondant and Tylose Powder to stiffen it up. I used quite a lot of tylose as the top of the boot comes up above the top of the mould. It was all a bit fiddly but in the end it worked out. I used my stitch tool to pop some details on.
I then airbrushed the boot with chocolate brown to give a little more detail and realistic look.
At this stage the boot looked quite masculine so I thought I’d pretty it up a bit. I popped some Wilton Mini Flowers on with some green royal icing and I think it looks very cute.
So, I am now wondering….are the flowers a bit bright for the boot? Perhaps I should dust them with some light brown or a quick sweep of the airbrush, what do you think?