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Hi i have tried and tried to make a fondant shoe i am struggling with the heel part and its support any advice would be appreciated

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sophia haniff ...

The heel needs to be made abit in.advance and allowed to dry before you start the sole.. hope this helps:)

Purlytwurly ...

Sophia thankyou for replying , it is not the actual heel it is the drying (position) platform for the shoe how can i explain it …. ready for the heel to put on i dont seem to get the right shape for them both to match, if you can understand what i mean ….

Iris Rezoagli ...

Good morning. When you make a shoe use only Gumpaste, let dry the platform at least 5 days.

sophia haniff ...

Do you have a former?

Purlytwurly ...

sophia thats where im having difficulty i have tried to follow the online tutorials ,i dont want to buy a kit because i am just a hobby baker and they are quite expensive ,
Iris thank you for your input yes i do use gumpaste .
it is the heel fitting the shoe where im going wrong
.thankyou sophia for taking the time to help me very much appreciated x

Goreti ...

It is very important to take the measurement correctly so that you know how high the heel needs to be. I have been able to do it without a kit and you are right the heel is the hardest. On one of them I made the heel slightly shorter than it needed to be. When I put it together, I simply added some gumpaste to the bottom of the sole to give it the extra height I needed. I then wrapped some fondant around the entire heel so that you could not see the additional piece. It looked like it was just one piece. Hope that makes sense.

Purlytwurly ...

Goreti , thankyou i never thought of measurement i will do that next time i have a go at the shoes it does make sense, thankyou to all for the advice much appreciated . Pearl

sophia haniff ...

I once made a shoe without a former.. try slanting or angling the top of the heel so the sole sits good..hope that helps.All the best xx

Purlytwurly ...

thanks again sophia ,i think i have mananged it yay

Goreti ...

Can’t wait to see it.

Julia bend ...

Hello, I’ve made a few shoes and totally agree with the comments above. The heel needs to dry for as long as possible. I use the shoe kit and former and sometimes (depending on the paste used) I have experienced some shrink back (about 2 millimetres) when I have put the heel on the former to dry. I need to spend a few minutes smoothing and slightly stretching the heel on the former, until it sets..I’ll included an illustration…hope it helps..

Purlytwurly ...

thankyou julia for this imformation

Zee ...

Hi ladies
This is the first shoe that I have made
I didn’t want to spend money on a kit
Here’s what I did
1.I save packaging Styrofoam,used that n built my own former
2.downloaded a template n adjusted size
3.bought a heel mould from my local baking store for R70
4.watched a few amazing tutorials
5.dry the heel overnight
6.build your shoe..adjust as you go along
A trick I learnt is to dry Decor in a thermo fan oven with the light on,works like a charm..it even works on a tiara
Hope this helps