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with Elisa Strauss
Online Class

Runway Ready: More High-Fashion Heels

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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.


  • advanced
  • 8 episodes
  • 3h9m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Carving Forms

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

2. Modern Pump: Construction

Get started on building your first shoe! Elisa walks you through making a molded heel and covering it -- don't forget the heel tap! Then learn to cut out and attach the sole to the heel using your ramp to hold the pieces in place. Move on to the upper part and watch your modern pump take shape!

3. Modern Pump: Finishing

3. Modern Pump: Finishing

Now that your pump is constructed, it's time for the finishing touches! Watch as Elisa uses petal dust to enhance the lizard texture she imprinted onto the shoe. Then learn how to give your shoe that python-skin look and finish it up as you add an insole and label -- details that will enhance the realism.