Aussies Take the Cake Collaboration - RM Williams Boots

Daily Top 3 - Jan 26, 2016

This is my cake for the Aussie Takes the Cake collaboration for Australia Day. These are the iconic RM Williams riding boots made by Mr RM Williams who was born and raised in South Australia (which is my home town). Whenever I think of Australia I think of our hard working farmers who sacrifice so much and weather so many difficulties in our challenging terrain. RM Williams were created for farmers, stockmen and Bushmen, so for me it was a no brainer to represent this iconic boot and brand.

The boots are Mississippi Mud, ganached and covered with Satin Ice chocolate fondant. Creating the right texture and look was quite an involved process. Using my husband’s own RM WIlliams boots as my inspiration, I created wrinkles and bends with a balling tool and hands. I airbrushed black, medium gold (non sparkle), orange and brown around the boot to highlight worn out patches and folds in the shoe. I then used a sponge to create a leather texture – I had brown and black hands for days! Lustre dust for a more earthier and grittier look and lastly brushing wet and dry black lustre dust colour to create shadow and depth.

Please take the time to visit our collaboration page – everyone’s piece is unbelievably amazing. Thank you for your support x

Supplies: satin ice fondant ganache chocolate

Tools: lustre dust airbrush ball tool americolor

Tags: aussies take the cake collaboration australia south australia australian cake australia day farmer farmers aussie aussie cake aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi sassy cakes and cupcakes brown shoe shoe cake outback

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Raewyn Read Cake Design ...

Fab! :)

Calli Creations ...

Anna… Speechless!!!! These have to be the best realistic boots I’ve ever seen, the detailing right down the crease and shine is fantastic!!!
Pinned to Bags n Shoes, and made it my album cover too over at
Thanks for the story too… So well thought out … you are such a talented and versatile artist!!

Angel, The Cupcake Lady ...

Wow! I literally gasped! Amazing!

Fifi's Cakes ...

Oh My WORD Anna! These are TOPS TOPS TOPS!! You are awesome!!
The finish on them is totally excellent. GOLD from me if this were a contest ;) :) Been a while since I posted to Amazing Cakes…!

Nicola Keysselitz ...

absolutely stunning!!! <3

Dora Th. ...

no words to tell Anna !!! absolutely perfect !!

Nancy's Fancy's Cakes & Catering (Nancy Goolsby) ...

Gosh Anna, you are so perfect with your designs!

Louise Neagle ...

So authentic

WickedCakesSydney ...

Amazing!!! Looks like Zi could walk up and slip my feet into them!

Sweet Dreams by Heba ...

Absolutely immaculate work Anna. So proud of you <3

CakeHeaven by Marlene ...


jen lofthouse ...

omg fantastic I love doing shoes and boots in fact I am doing some now :)

thecakeaddiks ...

Top Drawer - fantastic work Anna😀

SweetLin ...


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Aussies Take the Cake Collaboration - RM Williams Boots