This cake goes back to one of my original designs (the zebra print cake with the hot pink rose that I did in my very last Wilton class). The request for this cake was made by a good friend of mine's co-worker. Her daughter is getting married soon and wanted a cake for her bridal shower. The colors she chose were black, white and hot pink (my favorite combination). Instead of a rose as the cake topper, she wanted a shoe.
The bottom tier was a 9 -inch 2 layer vanilla butter rum cake with a strawberry cream filling covered in vanilla fondant. The stripes are black vanilla fondant and the hot pink border is just rolled-up fondant balls.
The top tier is the same flavor as the bottom but a 6 -inch cake instead. It's also covered in fondant with fondant accents as well as rolled-up fondant balls.
The cake topper is black fondant mixed with gumpaste. I used a shoe template I found on a cake decorating website. I also used a special tool that shows as if the seams of the shoe were sewn (the stitch mark). I always like to personalize the cakes because it makes it even more special just by adding the person's name. I added the bride-to-be's name: Roxy. I think her name matched the cake perfectly. She loved it and everyone was so happy with the end result.