Monday, January 21, 2013

Nike, Converse and Adidas Shoe Cupcakes

I'm really not a shoe person.

In another life maybe I would be wearing shoes like this, I love the idea of sexy heels and expensive brands but in reality that is just not me.

I hate spending money, especially on shoes and because I walk at a million miles an hour my shoes need to be comfy.

Converse Chuck Taylors CupcakesConverse Chuck Taylors Cupcakes
Nike Shoe CupcakesNike Shoe Cupcakes
Adidas Shoe CupcakesAdidas Shoe Cupcakes

My favourite pair of shoes I owned were some black Converse Chuck Taylor high tops. I remember drawing tiny checkered patterns on the sides (I went through a bit of a punk phase).

Sadly I had to throw them away when they started to resemble a homeless persons shoes rather than the original classic shoe they used to be.

So making Chuck Taylor cakes is something close to my heart, I've made two cakes already and decided to add to my shoe collection with these cute cupcakes.

Converse Chuck Taylors Fondant Shoes
Fondant Nike Shoes
Fondant Adidas Shoes

These cupcakes were for a  21st. The idea was that I was to make six dozen cupcakes that were themed around his favourite shoes.

I decided to go with Nike, Adidas and of course, Converse. I made one dozen each of the shoes and one dozen of each logo.

Converse Chuck Taylors Cupcakes
Nike Shoe Cupcakes
Adidas Shoe Cupcakes

I wanted to show you that when I make cool stuff like mini shoes to go on top of cupcakes, they don't always come out right the first time round.

Sometimes my fondant creations are too big or the proportions are off or they just look plain retarded. This is my way of saying "if at first you don't succeed try, try again"

See the shoes on the left? They are the prototypes. The ones on the right were after a few goes. Practice makes perfect right!

Fondant Shoes

I wonder what shoe creation I'll be given next. Who knows, maybe another stiletto shoe? Or perhaps some cowboy boots? Yeeharr, bring it on!


  1. Wow Lydia! These are absolutely fabulous. So much talent :)

  2. OMG! Those are sooo cool!!!! Totally wanna learn how to make them!

    1. Cloe I'm sure you could make something better! You are very talented too missy!

  3. Hello, these are brilliant!! If you don't mind sharing, how did you make these mini shoes?? Especially the adidas & nike`s? Look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Thankx Nikesha

    1. Hello, thank you so much!
      I just shaped white fondant into the shoe shape then cut out tiny bit of fondant and stuck them to the shoe part with vodka. I did the laces with royal icing. It took a few goes (as you can see from the prototypes photo) but once I got the hang of it, it was actually quite easy...just time consuming haha!
      Hope that helps! It's hard to describe haha!

  4. Lydia - These are fabulous! Can I purchase the orange Nike cupcake toppers from you??

    1. Thank you, that is very sweet of you but sorry I am don't usually sell to people, just make them for friends and family.

  5. Hello, Lydia how did you make the mini nike?? Did u use white fondant as the base then wrap it with the orange fondant? ? Hope u could reply soon. ?

    1. Hi, yes it is white fondant with orange fondant on top

  6. hi, how did u make the mini shoe? fondant? did u use white fondant as the base then covered with the orange? hoping for your reply

    1. Hi, I did use white fondant and then covered in orange fondant