Monday, December 20, 2010

Kasia's 21st Birthday - The Shoe Cake

G’day my lovelies. Just a quick post to show you what I’ve been up to for the last week or so..


(Photo credit: Ben Wares Photography)

The stunning Miss Kasia turned 21 this month, and I was lucky enough to be asked to make her cake. I’ve known Kasia for a year or two now, and she is a very unique girl. She is extremely outgoing and definitely not a shy person. She is unbelievably friendly, and will go out of her way to make you feel welcomed and loved. But to quote the woman herself, “I’m bit of a diva let’s face it. I’m not a shy character...haha”. Can you see why I like this girl? Straight to the point, no mucking around and bloody hilarious! Obviously the cake would have to be spectacular, and Kasia knew exactly what she wanted.

She sent me this link of a gorgeous cake by Elite Cake Designs - The classic stiletto on top of a Gucci shoe box. The requirments for Kasia's cake.. No roses or Gucci, nice and simple with a black and white box. And the shoe? Well, it had to be purple and sparkly. To match her gorgeous dress. I was up for the challenge.

I spent a few weeks’ googling tutorials and youtube videos on how to make the shoe. I wasn’t too concerned about the box, I just wanted to get the shoe right. I found some really fantastic templates and videos which really helped, and the whole thing came together perfectly.

In the new year I’ll be following this up with two ‘how-to’ posts.. One for the shoe, and one for the box. So stay tuned if you’d like to see how I managed to pull this bad boy together. And may I say. It weighted a frickin’ tonne!

So, here are the stats.. Among many other things, this cake consisted of;

1.2 kilo dark chocolate
½ kilo milk chocolate
1 kilo butter
1.3 kilo plain flour
2.2 kilo caster sugar
16 large eggs
½ litre buttermilk
1 litre pure ream
1.5 kilo fondant
15 hours of baking and decorating.

Yum. Yum. Yum. Just the smell of this monstrosity is enough to make my thighs start jiggling.

I was very pleased with this cake. I think it’s one of my best and looked very professional for someone who is self taught in cake decorating. But most importantly, the birthday girl was thrilled, she said it was exactly what she wanted, and it matched her dress perfectly! Happy Birthday Kasia, hope you had a glorious 21st!

(Photo credit: Ben Wares Photography)

Well kiddies, I’m off for the holidays. Heading down South to ring in the New Year with Joan Jett! Have a lovely festive season. Drink lots, eat heaps and love your family, because you only get one.

See you in 2011!
Peace, KayB x.


  1. holy moly! What a gorgeous cake! I love checking in to see what amazing things you are doing :) I will be watching out for your tutorials so I can have a crack at this. Hope you have a safe and happy christmas and new year :)

  2. Well done! Shoes are so hard to make-I've had first hand experience wrestling with them! You did a great job :)

  3. Holy cow! That is one hell of a cake! is the shoe as it looks? Is that a weird question. congratulations on your awesomness :)