My 2nd sneaker....what fun! This was for my Father-in-Law and the 3rd tennis themed cake I've created for him. I already have an idea for what I want to make him next year too =)
So here are some of the photo's on how I created a replica of the Nike Max Air Global Court Shoe as seen here:
|Crumb Coated in IMBC|
Here are step-by-step photo's of the 1st sneaker cake I did 2 months ago: Running Sneaker Shoe Cake
I basically followed the same steps as I did on the Running Sneaker Cake and worked on a well chilled cake removing it out of the fridge a couple hundred times to measure and fit each piece of the shoe together - keeping the cake cold also helps with keeping the IMBC firm and easier to work with. It's a long and tedious process assembling the shoe section by section and it felt like I was "sewing" together a real shoe =)
|Photo's of the shoe with scaled measurement and cutting out the "Nike" out of black MMF|
|Close up o the shoe laces|
|Excited to share how I used clear piping gel to create the air pockets =)|
I did a thin layer 1st, let that rest and set overnight then added another layer over that...worked perfectly!
|Outer side of the shoe|
|Inner side of the shoe|
The one thing that was out of proportion which I wished I paid more attention to was to make the top "ankle" opening wider...once I was done, I noticed that I was about an inch short and couldn't fix it. I had my scaled measurements down correctly on paper but in the midst of assembling the cake, I lost track and never went back to remeasure and double check. You just have to have tiny ankles to get into these shoes - LOL!
Shoe Size: 9.5 US
Shoe Dimensions: 10x5x3 inches