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with Elisa Strauss
Online Class

High-Fashion Heels

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Create unbelievably realistic, custom sugar shoes with or without a kit. Join cake artist Elisa Strauss as she guides you step by step through making a strappy stiletto, a leopard-print peep toe and even a pointed mule. Make both high and low heels by hand or using a mold. Carve foam forms that help you shape the toe enclosures and ankle straps and stabilize the shoe while you assemble and transport it. Bring everything together with Elisa's construction tips and embellishments like contrasting insoles, trendy patterns, custom labels, metallic buckles and more. Create sugar shoes that walk the walk and outfit your cakes with sought-after accessories!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h27m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, cake artist Elisa Strauss, as she previews the three shoes you make in this class: a strappy stiletto, a leopard peep toe and an elegant mule and observe how you can use facets of each shoe to create nearly limitless variations!

2. Plastic Foam Supports

2. Plastic Foam Supports

Every shoe needs good support, and these sugar shoes are no exception! Elisa shows you how to carve custom foam forms for the sole and toe to support your shoes as they are being constructed. Use these forms again and again and customize them to the exact shoe you wish to make.

3. Shaping Heels

3. Shaping Heels

Elisa demonstrates two methods for making heels: using a mold and shaping by hand. Discover how pastillage offers the strength and stability for this part of your shoe and gather tips for working with this medium.