How to Make Fondant Baby Shoes

Is there a little bun in your or someones oven…and love to see little booties on babies feet. Well this tutorial will be great for topping your cake off with baby booties. This tutorial has great step by step pictures to help guide you along.

http://sugarteachers.blogspot.com/2010/01/ooooh-baby-easy-sugarpaste-booties-by.html

Step 1 – Roll out your paste about 1/4" thick. You can use fondant or gumpaste. I’m using gumpaste on these. The set comes with three cutters. Taking the sole cutter, cut one of the thick pieces for each shoe you want to make.

You can let these dry, but really don’t have to. I started working right away on them. Since the paste is so thick you will not be able to totally cut through it with the cutter so just make an impression on top, then use the scissors to cut it out.

By cutting the paste thick, I feel it’s easier to put this together. I’m sure there are many ways to make these, but this is my way.

Step 2 – I use my tiny little scissors and cut off about 1/4" from each end of the sole. If you don’t do this step, the final result looks more like a moccasin than a bootie

Step 3 – Cut out one of each of the other two pieces for each shoe you want to make. You can use any thickness of paste, I cut mine on #4 on the Kitchen Aid pasta machine. The next part we will apply is the part that looks like a little helmet.
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Step 4 – Take the sole and moisten the edge with gumglue or water and wrap the “helmet” part around the sole, making sure the paste edge goes right to the bottom of the sole edge.

Monday, February 22, 2010
Ooooh Baby! Easy sugarpaste booties by Jen Dontz

This week’s tutorial is on the adorable and VERY EASY baby bootie. It’s lifesize, so much fun to make and will really impress your customers!

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Step 1 – Roll out your paste about 1/4" thick. You can use fondant or gumpaste. I’m using gumpaste on these. The set comes with three cutters. Taking the sole cutter, cut one of the thick pieces for each shoe you want to make.

You can let these dry, but really don’t have to. I started working right away on them. Since the paste is so thick you will not be able to totally cut through it with the cutter so just make an impression on top, then use the scissors to cut it out.

By cutting the paste thick, I feel it’s easier to put this together. I’m sure there are many ways to make these, but this is my way. :-)

Step 2 – I use my tiny little scissors and cut off about 1/4" from each end of the sole. If you don’t do this step, the final result looks more like a moccasin than a bootie.

Disgard the end scraps.

bootie4.JPG
Step 3 – Cut out one of each of the other two pieces for each shoe you want to make. You can use any thickness of paste, I cut mine on #4 on the Kitchen Aid pasta machine. The next part we will apply is the part that looks like a little helmet.

Step 4 – Take the sole and moisten the edge with gumglue or water and wrap the “helmet” part around the sole, making sure the paste edge goes right to the bottom of the sole edge.

Step 5 – Take the longer piece and moisten the edge shown by the brush, just this straight edge.

Step 6 – Wrap this back part of the shoe around the back part of the sole.

Step 7 – Using a clay gun, make some tiny strings for the ties of the bootie.

Step 8 – You can make whatever little tie like finish you want. You can make a bow or just leave the untied strings. You also can use your imagination to decorate these in numerous ways. I used the little daisy punch and the snowflake cutters to embelish the ones below. You might have to stuff some plastic wrap or a cotton ball in the shoe until it’s competely dry. I guarantee your customers will LOVE these, especially when they find out they are made of sugar :-) If you have any questions at all, please contact me, cakebabe1@aol.com All of these cake toys are available through Sugar Delites, I’ll make a list of just what I used and post it below. Aren’t these just to cute for words? I LOVE using them on my baby cakes.

Equipment used to make the booties:
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Jem baby bootie cutter -
Daisy punch cutter -
(I used a tip #7 to cut out the center of the daisy)
PME snowflake plunger cutters -
Rainbow disco dust (brilliant) -
Sugarcraft clay gun -
Tiny scissors -

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