Fondant ballet shoes are a great way to decorate your cakes, cupcakes and other desserts with a touch of elegance. Fondant shoes can be used to add a decorative element to any cake or cupcake, or they can be used as part of a larger design.
They are easy to make and can be customized however you like.
In order to make fondant ballet shoes, you will need fondant in one or more colors, as well as some tools such as an X-Acto knife, rolling pin and cake board. Begin by rolling out the fondant into thin sheets about 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out the shape of the shoe using the X-Acto knife, making sure it is slightly larger than the size of the shoe you want.
Next, use a rolling pin to roll out small pieces of fondant in different colors for each part of the shoe. This includes the toe box, heel counter, vamp and ankle straps.
Cut out each piece using the X-Acto knife and set aside. Using some piping gel or other adhesive, adhere each piece together onto the base shoe shape.
Using smaller pieces of rolled fondant in contrasting colors, cut out shapes such as flowers or hearts for decorations. You can also use edible glitter to add sparkle and shine to your fondant ballet shoes. Once all decorations are added, transfer your shoe onto a cake board and place on top of your cake.
Fondant ballet shoes are a fun way to decorate cakes and cupcakes and bring elegance and sophistication to any dessert. With just some fondant and simple tools such as an X-Acto knife and rolling pin you can easily create beautiful custom designs that will be sure to impress your guests!