A customer’s daughter is turning 21 and she is a serious stiletto/high heel buff. She just wanted a simple black cake with a heel as a topper.
I found a heel template online and printed it out to the size I wanted it to be. I used fondant with a heavy dose of tylose, rolled it about 1/8 of an inch thick and let it dry for 4 days without TOUCHING IT. I used a foam core I shaped with a flexible board to the height I want. I also used the same material for the heel and that had to dry a day longer. Once it was dry I use a fine grater to achieve the flat part of the heel and the top and smoothed it out with a fine sanding paper.
Once it was dry I used a paint brush and water and brushed the areas I would sprinkle with black disco dust…(I also used black fondant). Let this dry completely for several hours then I put it all together.