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Runway Ready: More High-Fashion Heels

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Create boutique sugar heels styled for any shoe lover. Expand your skills with head-turning new designs, easy-to-use templates and customizable techniques.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Elisa Strauss
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Create trendsetting sugar shoes that are sure to be the talk of style-savvy clients! Alongside decorator to the stars Elisa Strauss, you'll start off on the right foot by carving the ramp and formers that will support your designs. Then, step into the class's first gum paste shoe tutorial as you create a modern pump with a molded heel, snakeskin texture and painted details. Next on the runway is a chic peep-toe bootie that you'll embellish with a distressed leather texture, a contrasting trim and some realistic hardware. Move on to a beautiful platform wedge sandal featuring a two-tone heel enclosure, fashionable straps, rhinestone buckles, striking studs and more. Plus, Elisa will help you customize your shoes with a collection of other glamorous textures and eye-catching accents.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Carving Forms
Cake artist Elisa Strauss is back and ready to make three new styles of sugar shoes! But before you make your shoes, you'll need to make sure you have the structures to support them. Elisa shows you how to make the ramp and formers you'll need. Then get some quick tips about creating these shoes, including the best materials to use and working on a timetable.
2. Modern Pump: Construction
3. Modern Pump: Finishing
4. Peep-Toe Bootie: Construction
5. Peep-Toe Bootie: Finishing
6. Platform Sandal: Construction
7. Platform Sandal: Finishing
8. Extra Embellishments

Taught by

Elisa Strauss
Elisa Strauss
Confetti Cakes owner and founder Elisa Strauss is a former Ralph Lauren designer turned award-winning cake artist. Her cakes have appeared on the Today show, The View, the Food Network's Extreme Cake Challenge and Sex and the City. Elisa's work also has been featured in the pages of InStyle, Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, Modern Bride and many more. In 2008, she was selected one of the 10 best pastry chefs in America by Pastry Art and Design magazine.

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