Lotus shoe (A Walk on the Wild Side Collaboration)

This is my contribution to the “A Walk on the Wild side” collabo which showcase EDIBLE sugar shoes created by 36 talented artists from around the world.

I was inspired by the lotus shoes worn by Chinese women with bound feet at the start of 18th century. I was indeed intrigued by the delicate craftsmanship that goes into making the shoes which measured no more than 4 inches.

My shoe is all fondant and made by hand without using any former as I had none. The bas-relief heel is made to look like carved ivory. Gold beads, sugar lace and royal icing brush embroidery were added to make it more exquisite.

Do check out the link below to see all the other sugar shoes

https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Walk-On-The-Wild-Side/1053522114677781

Supplies: fondant gumpaste sugarpaste sugarlace dragees royal icing

Tools: my hands rolling pin cutters piping tip silicone moulds

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Calli Creations ...

Love this design, pinned to Sugar Shoes on https://www.pinterest.com/CalliciousC/

Znique Creations ...

Fantastic!

Alana Lily Chocolates & Cakes ...

Just stunning and so unique, fab shoe and fab collaboration x

Karla Sweet Stories ...

Stunning ! love this !

Wally Sugar Art ...

Lovely!

Love Life, Eat Cake! by Michele ...

Fabulous!

Julie, I Baked Some Cakes ...

Amazingly beautiful work of art, love your inspiration you have done a fab job. xxx

Prima Cakes and Cookies - Jennifer ...

Gorgeous! You never cease to amaze me

Cakemummy ...

Absolutely gorgeous loving all it’s details xx

Michelle Chan ...

Thank you all for the LOVE!!!

The Chain Lane Cake Co. ...

Such an original design and gorgeous detailing x

Sweet Dreams by Heba ...

This is so stunning and perfectly done, Michelle!! I’m super proud of you, my friend <3 xxx

Sweet Rocket Queen (Simona Stabile) ...

Gorgeous!

Sweet Side of Cakes by Khamphet ...

Love that shoe! It reminds me of my root! xx

CakesByPaula ...

This is amazing… Love what you used as inspiration. Beautiful! xx <3

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Lotus shoe (A Walk on the Wild Side Collaboration)