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How to Make High Heel Cupcake Shoes

Have you ever wondered how to make high heel cupcake shoes? They've become all the rage and bakeries charge an arm and leg to make them. The good news is you can make these gorgeous edible shoes for a fraction of the cost. Better yet, recipients will be highly impressed with your baking talent.

Making homemade high heel cupcake shoes isn't difficult, but does take some time. It takes about two hours to make a dozen shoes from start to finish. Here's what you'll need to prepare the shoes, along with a step-by-step pictorial.

Homemade High Heel Cupcake Shoes
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Yield: 12
Prep Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

1 box Cake Mix
1 container Frosting
12 designer paper cupcake tins
12 Graham Crackers (regular or chocolate)
12 Pirouette Cookies
3 ounces Ready-to-Use Gum Paste
Food coloring
½ cup granulated Sugar

Directions:

1. Prepare cupcakes according to package directions. Use elegant, funky designs, or colored cupcake papers.

2. Make a shoe stencil by cutting a piece of paper the length of a graham cracker and trimming the edges at an angle. Place stencil over each cracker and trim edges with a sharp knife.

3. Apply a thin coat of frosting to each cracker and let air dry for 30 minutes.


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4. Once cupcakes are done let them cool completely before applying frosting.

5. Add a small amount of food coloring to icing. I used the colors of gold and red to create different styles of shoes.

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6. Frost each cupcake and top with colored sugar, sprinkles, or edible gold dust.

7. Now it's time to assemble the cupcake shoes. Begin by placing a small ball of gum paste on the pirouette cookie and gently attach to the angled portion of the graham cracker.

8. Place the graham cracker about 1/3rd of the way on the top of the cupcake. Carefully position the heel and pipe a thin layer of icing to hold it in place.

9. Pipe icing around edge of cracker and across the edge that rests on the cupcake.

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10. Make embellishments from the remaining gum paste. I made bows and balls which I attached to the back of the shoe and on top of the cupcake.

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11. Put a pair of shoes in a small cake box and surround with tissue paper to prevent them from sliding around.


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12. Stick a candle in a designer cupcake shoe and give them as a birthday gift!

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