I was asked to feature cowboy boots on top of a two-tier cake. I haven't done this before, and it was clearly a challenge. But since I love challenges, I said yes even if I was a bit nervous. What if my boots didn't look like boots at all? I was very excited though, and I saw it as another opportunity to test my capacity and ability.
It took me a very long time to figure out how to make these boots. I knew that I had to use rice krispies for the structure, but the idea on how to put everything together came to me just a few hours before the cake was due. Here's the wonderful result:
(Photos by Edge Photography
I can't help but be proud! I think my boots turned out very well. Here's how they looked when I started:
|I used one pack of Caramel flavored Power Pops as a base then used fondant to fill up the spaces and form the rounded edges.|
|To achieve the light brown/tan shade, I colored the fondant with orange Americolor gel, then added a drop of brown Americolor gel. I then painted the boots with vodka to make them shiny.|
I am so happy that I accomplished this. On to my next cowboy cake!