Photo courtesy of cake designer Roxanne Hernandez.
This stunning gumpaste shoe and shoebox cake was made by one of my readers, cake designer Roxanne Hernandez. Roxanne is a self taught cake artist, having only taken a few sugar flower classes. Her custom designed Christian Louboutin crystal pump is extremely detailed along with the hand painted logo on the shoe box cake.
Although the pump is made from gumpaste it is not edible as the sugar paste pump is decorated with real Swarovksi crystals. Roxanne created the mold/shoe design and placed every single crystal on the shoe one-by-one to give it the realism of the real shoe. Check out Roxanne's other amazing cakes at her website, Amazingly Delicious Desserts.
Roxanne grew up in Brooklyn and is proud of her Dominican heritage. I look forward to sharing her recipe for Dominican Cake in the near future. If you would like to submit a cake or sugar art related article or digital photo for Cake of the Month, please contact me.