CUTE Gum Paste Baby Shoes Video Tutorial

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Today I'm going to demonstrate how to make gum paste baby shoes for your cakes in this free cake video!

Its amazing how a simple and sweet cake topper can make all the difference in a cake design!

With the simple templates and techniques used in this tutorial, you will be able to make these adorable toppers no matter what your level of cake decorating.  


How to Make Gum Paste Baby Shoes-Free Video


These cute gum paste shoe designs are so versatile, and the colors and details can be changed up to fit all sorts of cake or party themes.  Enjoy the videos, and have fun experimenting!


Materials for Gum Paste Baby Shoes:

Templates Used: Mary Jane Template, Small Bow for Mary Janes,  Baby Slipper, Baby Booties (blue & white shoe)

Gum Paste (We like Satin Ice pre-made Gum Paste)

Piping Gel (tylose glue, or your food safe glue of choice)

Stitching Wheel- Optional. Mine is Wilton. If you don't have one, you can use a toothpick to create your impressions

FMM Multi Ribbon Cutter- Optional. Helpful for cutting strips of fondant.

Filling of Choice: We used "pillow stuffing" or poly-fiberfill. You can use pieces of paper towel or plastic wrap also.

Clay Extruder- Mine is Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder (aff).  (For trim on baby slippers & the Lady Bug Mary Janes)

Colors used: Americolor Deep Pink, Electric Green, Lemon Yellow, Chocolate Brown (teddy bears on shoes)

Americolor Black Coloring Pen (or your food coloring pen of choice).

Polka dots were made with a Wilton Piping Tip 10 (any similar tip will work)

Fondant/Gum Paste Rolling Pin

Knife or x-acto knife

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How long does it take for Gum Paste to Dry?

As I mention in the video, it's best to make the baby shoes 1-2 days in advance. Mine were often dry after sitting out overnight, but dry times can vary greatly depending on humidity levels, the brand of gum paste, etc.

It is best to allow more time than you think you'll need, especially if you are new to gum paste.

Gum paste dries fairly quickly. While you are working on one shoe, it's a good idea to cover the other gum paste pieces with plastic wrap or a mat so that it will not become too dry.



Part One: Learn how to make baby slipper shoes and baby booties! (templates listed below)



Part Two:  Learn how to make three styles of Gum Paste Mary Janes! (template listed below)



How to Make Converse Style Baby Shoes for Cakes

We also have a free cake decorating video on creating converse style baby shoes! You can find the tutorial here: Gum Paste Converse Baby Shoes for Cake Toppers- Free Video


More Baby Shower Cake Ideas!

If you're looking for more baby shower cake design ideas, we have made many over the years! I will list a few favorites below, but you can find our full roundup here!: 40+ CUTE Baby Shower Cake Ideas

These are all free cake decorating videos or free step by step cake blog tutorials!

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Baby and Moon Cake- Free Video 

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  1. Hi Martha, as a member you should be able to see all the videos. Are you logged in? Would you like to set up a new password?

  2. These gumpaste baby shoes are absolutely adorable! I'm going to give making them a try. Thank you so much for sharing your templates and expertise!