Monday, November 9, 2009

I'll bet Michelangelo never sculpted a cake.

Some of you may know I’ve been taking classes with Bonnie Gordon. Saturday I took another class "The Art of Sculpted Cakes" where I chose to sculpt a Nike running shoe.

I showed up for my class with a 9” by 3 1/2 “ square filled cake and a few ideas of what to make. I decided on a running shoe since my cake wasn’t quite big enough for a large purse and I thought a shoe would be a somewhat easy but challenging first project.

My class introduced me to some other great aspiring and practicing cake decorators. I met Carolyn who also has a blog It’s a sweet thing. She created a fabulous hamburger cake.

Some other cakes included a bulldog (I wasn’t quite that brave) a Chanel purse, a piggy bank and a high heel shoe.

After spending about 8 hours carving, covering, and decorating my shoe I was pretty happy with the result.

My next cake, the statue of David... kidding.


  1. Ha - the statue of David.
    I saw this baby in Person - it was fantastic, I can't wait to order a Manolo for my birthday !

  2. These are wonderful. I think you did an amazing job!

  3. WOW that is impressive!!! Looks like a lot of fun too.

  4. You did a fabulous job! Do you get sick of smelling sugar?

  5. Hey Anna,
    It was nice to meet you at this class. Your cake was awesome!
    I didn't get the chance to see exactly how you did it and have a few questions... can you email me so I can pick your brain a little.
    Thanks for your kind words :)

  6. yes, sometimes I do get sick of smelling sugar. That's ok though, it keeps my waist trim :)

  7. Amazing! I love your sneaker and the Chanel purse is wonderful. That is a wonderful class to take. Maybe they want to come and do some classes here? In Helsinki it is impossible to find a nice cake for a child or any sort of novelty cake anywhere. An ordinary cake that serves 15 will cost you 50 to 80 Euros-not joking.

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