Giulietta Capuleti - A Walk On The Wild Side

Daily Top 3 - Sep 01, 2015

Firstly, thank you SO much Heba for putting this collaboration together – I was so honoured to be invited into this. Here is the link to the page where you can see all the other fantastic designs and creations:

I latched on to the part of the brief which read : “… with no limitation in size of your shoe. It can be either the shoe alone or as part of a whole piece.” So I had a lovely time moulding elements of this famous Shakespearean Play with sugar :)

This simple little ornamental shoe is inspired by the ‘Wedge’ shoe during the Elizabethan/16th Century era. I decided on ‘A Shoe for Juliet Capulet’ to match her masque and dress she wore in the 2013 film version of Romeo and Juliet. The base of the shoe is more of a ‘cushion’ shape than the shoe sole of that era. As this play is set in Venice (and naturally theatrical) I couldn’t resist bringing in a bit of blood on a white rose to represent the very sad ending. (Juliet carried a bouquet of white roses during the masquerade scene). The skellie hand is actually one I made for the 2014 Sugar Skull collab….!

This has been the most amazing fun! :)

All templates and supports are home made throughout.

A couple of progress piccies here xx

the INSPIRATION – the simple piping on the shoe and ‘cushion’ is based on the dress embroidery.

Loving all the shoes in this collab and the inspirational stories behind the designs :) Thank you again Heba!! xxx

Supplies: home made templates gumpaste

Tools: rolling pin sponge paint brushes edible colors stitching tool

Tags: romeo and juliet shakespeare shoe sugar shoe collaboration a walk on the wild side masquerade mask capulet film 2013 blood white rose

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Sweet Dreams by Heba ...

Your pieces are absolutely stunning and perfect for the interpretation, Fiona! You outdid yourself and I’s so very happy to have you in the team! xxxx

Cakemummy ...

Loving your unique shoe, gorgeous and so is your mask xx

Fifi's Cakes ...

Thank you Heba and Cakemummy!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Znique Creations ...

Fabulous Fiona!! Love to see how your inspiration to reality. Fantastic 💖💖

Sweet Side of Cakes by Khamphet ...

What a fantastic shoe!! xx

Alana Lily Chocolates & Cakes ...

Fabulous shoe! Love the story behind it and the icy feel, loved being apart of this collaboration with you x

Fifi's Cakes ...

♥ ♥ ♥ hugs!!! xxx

Love Blossoms Cakery- Jamie Moon ...

Such drama and sophistication all wrapped up in this set! love it


Love it all …it is like a movie set ! Thank you for sharing the progress photos too…just awesome !

Fifi's Cakes ...

thank you both so very much :) :) xxx

Prima Cakes and Cookies - Jennifer ...

Both your pieces are wonderful

Sugar Tales ...


Ahimsa ...


CakeHeaven by Marlene ...

Fab! Lovely!

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

So fantastic! Thank you for the little picture tutorial as well!

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Giulietta Capuleti - A Walk On The Wild Side