Thursday, September 5, 2013

High Heeled Cupcake Shoes

The Internet provided the inspiration for these cupcake shoes.  Having spotted several variations on the theme earlier in the year, I knew these would become the dessert for our shoe themed event.  The high heeled shoes are crafted with a cupcake as the base and a Milano Cookie as the top of the shoe along with a Pirouette cookie as the high heel.  Baking the cupcakes was the easy part!  Construction of the actual shoe took a bit more work and patience.
With a variety of colored icing, and assorted sugar sprinkles, the crafting of each pair of shoes began.  Frost the top of the cupcake, and then push one end of the Milano cookie into the top edge of the cupcake.  Attach the Pirouette cookie to the Milano cookie using a small portion of melted chocolate.  Allow that to firm.  Frost the top of the Milano cookie to coordinate with the cupcake.  Decorate the pairs of shoes as desired with icing bows or fancy squiggles.

The day of our event, a large tray holding the pairs of decorated shoes was paraded around the tea room so the guests could see the matching pairs all together.  This dessert has to be the most photographed dessert ever!  It took awhile to get all the way around the room so that these little shoes could be photographed. 

To serve, an individual shoe was placed on a doily lined plate and presented to each guest.  Many of the shoes were taken home to be savored and shared with family members.



Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

These are so cute! I can just imagine cameras and phones snapping photos at this tea party!

Angela McRae said...

I can only imagine the amount of work it was to create all these, but wow, what spectacular results!

Marilyn said...

Love this idea, so creative and fun! I wish I had known of this idea last year as I needed something like that for a tea.