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Louis Vuitton Cupcake Shoes

I was apprehensive to do these shoe cupcakes before because I didn't really like the look of them myself.  However, I am a changed woman.  A friend of mine in our building wanted to do something special for one of her friends that was turning 50.  She loves shoes and wanted my help in making some sort of Louis Vuitton black shoe.

I had some extra cupcakes from the previous order that I had set aside.  Guida brought up the Pirouline cookies for the heels and the ladyfingers for the soles of the shoes.  I pretty much took over from there.  Thankfully Guida had no issue with this.  First I added the red soles in red fondant to the back of the ladyfingers and set them aside.  I dyed the buttercream icing black and piped the icing on the cupcakes.  I also lightly covered two Pirouline cookies in icing then in black fondant and finally the red to finish off the classic design for LV.

Putting them together I added a dab of icing to the bottom of each cupcake and stuck them to the 8" cake board.  I trimmed of about 1/2 inch of each ladyfinger and stuck them in the cupcake.  Quickly added the heel by dabbing some icing on each end.

I finished off the soles of the shoes with two roles of beads that I piped on.  Lastly, I cut out two circles and added "50" on each shoe.  To finish it off I added Happy Birthday on the board.

This whole process took about 2 1/2 hours!  It was a lot of fun to do and the birthday girl loved it.  However, I can't see myself doing this for a bulk order any time soon!


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