Create trendsetting sugar shoes that are sure to be the talk of style-savvy clients! Alongside decorator to the stars Elisa Strauss, you'll start off on the right foot by carving the ramp and formers that will support your designs. Then, step into the class's first gum paste shoe tutorial as you create a modern pump with a molded heel, snakeskin texture and painted details. Next on the runway is a chic peep-toe bootie that you'll embellish with a distressed leather texture, a contrasting trim and some realistic hardware. Move on to a beautiful platform wedge sandal featuring a two-tone heel enclosure, fashionable straps, rhinestone buckles, striking studs and more. Plus, Elisa will help you customize your shoes with a collection of other glamorous textures and eye-catching accents.
Create unbelievably realistic, custom sugar shoes with or without a kit. Join cake artist Elisa Strauss as she guides you step by step through making a strappy stiletto, a leopard-print peep toe and even a pointed mule. Make both high and low heels by hand or using a mold. Carve foam forms that help you shape the toe enclosures and ankle straps and stabilize the shoe while you assemble and transport it. Bring everything together with Elisa's construction tips and embellishments like contrasting insoles, trendy patterns, custom labels, metallic buckles and more. Create sugar shoes that walk the walk and outfit your cakes with sought-after accessories!
Get a handle on designing handbag cakes, including custom color and texture choices. Sculpt your cake into a fashionable handbag with divots and pleats to form an authentic sense of movement; and create genuine-looking zippers, rivets and buckles from gum paste. Learn new techniques for doweling your cake and applying textured fondant. Develop dynamic sculpting methods; and explore exotic fondant patterns and textures like ostrich, alligator, and giraffe. Make a handbag so cute you could just eat it up.
Unleash your creativity with this Craftsy class from famed cake designer and author Elisa Strauss. Sculpt a 3-D cake of any breed of dog or cute furry creature you’d like. With Elisa’s help, if you can dream it, you can build it. Elisa will guide you through the process as you stack and carve your cake, adding in support and details along the way. Learn how to personalize your pooch by adding textured fondant "fur," facial features and a collar with personalized dog tags. Elisa even includes her own recipes to make a cake your friends and clients will love for their next birthday party, as a groom’s cake on their special day, or for any occasion to honor a dog lover!
Fondant provides a pristine cover for your confectionary creations and a clean canvas to display your other cake decorating skills. In this free mini-class, Elisa takes you step by step through the process of rolling out fondant and covering round and square cakes. You’ll also cut out and attach buttons and flowers with Elisa’s easy fondant appliqué method. Add clasic fondant decorations like roses and bows. Learn to color and flavor fondant and brighten up your cake designs with an innovative fondant inlay technique that mimics mosaic tiles. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be ready to move on to more advanced courses, like Elisa's Designer Handbag Cakes or Marina Sousa's Advanced Fondant Techniques.