Sunday, January 6, 2008

Hand-made Baby Booties on an edible shoe-stand!



Just got back home from a get-together…I know it’s quite unusual on a Sunday night, atleast in our case and I knew I had some unfinished task to attend to before I hit the sack…blogging ! Ever since the holidays started blogging had taken a backseat, especially with the short break ….without beating around the bush, let me admit that I don’t have a decent post for the first post of the year….and luckily these are some of the pictures I found in my drafts; hand-crafted baby booties made of gum paste/sugar paste placed on a layered cake! This cake was designed and prepared for a cute little new- born baby boy and his parents, when we visited them around 3 months back. It’s a basic white cake recipe flavored with lemon zests and layered with butter cream and crushed fresh berries. For decoration, I piped sotas all over the cake, one of the easiest techniques to cover the cake and borders were decorated with blue Forget-Me-Nots flowers, again made of gum paste. Initially I was thinking of lining the borders with blue daisies but later opted for Forget-Me-Nots, for their simplicity. These gum paste baby booties can be saved and will stay for long, if stored properly.

That’s it for the week! I promise I will come back with a recipe next week :D

Luv
Shn
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58 comments:

  1. Mishmash the booties are so cute :)i think all of us basically need a kick start even i am still trying my best...

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  2. hmmm lovely booties!!! The shoe stand is awesome too..great first post for the new year

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  3. Wow Shn...the cake looks amazing!!!
    The booties & flowers are perfect.

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  4. thats so cute!! you are really talented and patient, i must say!

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  5. Shn..awesome! Those booties look so cute! How can anyone *cut* such a splendid creation?? HNY hv a rocking 2008 to you n Mishmash..your posts are droolworthy!!

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  6. wow..those look so wonderful! real talent you have!

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  7. Mishmash, you have an amazing level of patience as you can make out how much time must have gone making that pretty cake. Love those Booties!!

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  8. Shn, you are a natural at cake decorating. What a sweet and generous gift for a celebration! I love sotas (and cornelli lace, too) for their easy approaches. Someday I'd like to try the Australian and Lambeth methods, but perhaps not in this lifetime. ; )

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  9. That's such a cutie...you've got some very lucky friends, shn.

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  10. OMG! That is so cute! You are a saint!!:))))

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  11. wow, the booties are sooooo cute... You really have some lucky friends Shn... :)

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  12. Very cute baby booties. The sotas on the cake looks very elegant.

    Nice work!!

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  13. Such a sweet cake. have a great blogging year ahead.

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  14. How cute!!! I thought you had a baby!! You have a lot of patience to make that!!

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  15. wow!!!!!! i have no words to say... simple amazing... love that cute booties....

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  16. How cute that is...Love the baby booties.. waiting for the cake receipe..

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  17. Absolute cuteness!!! (is that an expressionat all??!!!) too good!!! loved those itty-bitty booties!

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  18. What beautiful baby booties, Needs much patience!
    Valare nannaayirikkunnu kuttee..:)

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  19. Wow..thats so cuteee....u are so talented...

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  20. Awesome, Shn. You can have a partner in crime in Anamika ;)

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  21. beautiful cake. u are so talented and have a lot of patience. ur friends must have been delighted.

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  22. Shn.. Ehat a lovely cake & super cute booties!! You call it edible.. its an art work i would hate to spoil! Lovely cake!!

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  23. Wow! What a piece of art. Did your friends have the heart to eat the cake

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  24. Hi shn,wow sooo chweet booties!!!eagerly waiting for ur yummy recipes and presentation :)

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  25. you are so damn good!!!!!!!!!!! The booties and the forget-me-nots look gr8!!! and the cake looks yummy

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  26. This is soooooooooooooo cute! The booties and the shoe-stand (yes, i love these kind of shoes stands) are awesome :-D. Trust you to come up with such beautiful ideas, Shn!

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  27. Oh Shn! This is too cute to eat :)

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  28. Hi Shn
    simply beautiful..the colours that you have chosen,the arrangement and the overall outlook. I love it, dear.
    So,suganya says, we are partners in crime in creating cakes.
    I think 2008 will be wonderful for cakes,too,as so many will come alive from all over the world.
    Cheers to bloggers.

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  29. patience thy name is Shn! cute little booties...but i was more interested in the 'edible shoe-stand'...i have been put on a diet this year..so now i will have to read ur blog wen my stomach is full so tht i dont binge :P

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  30. They look so cute Shn! I am always amazed by the amt of patience u put into each cake, do u ever feel like eating ur creations that look so beautiful and breathtaking?

    Thanks for ur warm welcome message on my blog, Shn and wish u & ur family a very Happy New Year!

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  31. looks like u r planning to put all the cake shops out of business SHN!!!
    superb!!!

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  32. Great work Shn...loved the color of the booties too!!

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  33. Those are so adorable and very well done Shn.

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  34. what an adorable cake! and it looks delicious too! haoe your new year is starting well and happy too, shn!

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  35. Roopa, Thank you dear,,,:) Yeah...I am slowly getting into the groove :)

    Rachel, Surya, Nags...thanks girls :) these words of appreciation makes it even more gratifying :)

    Purnima, thanks a lot for appreciating my humble attempts :)

    Srivalli, thank you and nice to have you over here :)

    Padmaja, yeah it requires a bit of patience and time but if you plan and prepare the flowers and booties ahead, then its just a matter of piping and arranging those pre-made decorations.Glad you liked it :)

    Susan, your words mean a lot! I dont think I will ever try those two intricate styles....i will go crazy with all that delicate and intricate designs and dont have patience to spend that much time on a cake...perhaps, I will keep admiring those from the books :D

    Sunita, Thank you, sweetie :)

    Asha, hahah u did crack me up... :))

    Nupur, Sig, Happy Cook,Anitha, Mocha, Jyothsna, Meera, Remya....I really enjoyed making that cake and now with all your appreciation, I am beginning to look at the cake again n' again and feel good :D

    Rina, i have already posted the cake recipe , you can get the link from this post itself, :)

    Manasi, You made me google , girl and yes, thats an expression :)) Me too, it was nice making these itty-bitty ones...really made me smile looking at the end product :)

    Seena, engane Malayalam- vaayikkan oru sugham undu ketto....:)

    Shilpa, I still remember your fathers day cake...and that was real creative, projecting your talent! :)

    Suganya, thanks, but she is a class apart, cant come anywhere close to her imagination and creativity :)

    Susan, thank you , sweetie :)

    Vimmi, thanks a lot for the appreciation....yeah, they were quite happy :)

    Seema, a cake that looks good is relished with more taste....its a feeling :)

    Shankari, thank so much :) if they did not eat the cake, all my effort would have gone waste :)

    Chithra, sure dear, will post recipes soon....i was just caught up in holiday mood :)

    Ramya, thanks...thanks a lot :)

    Musical, I am so happy to hear from you...was really wondering where you disappeared :)

    Anne, thank you dear...:)

    Anamika, I cannot match up with your level of creativity and imagination...your cakes are so original in ideas and placement...I can never come close to that :)

    Ann, diet ...hmm....I would say eat all that you can now, coz once we get old, we will be having a diet of tablets instead of puttu -kadala :P eat and sleep well :)

    Padma, I dont eat much cakes....and hence, usually cakes are made for our friends...so generally I never get to eat what I bake :)

    Swaroopa, Mallu recipes, Sagari, Sugarcraft,laavanya and Cinderelly...thank you for this encouragement and support...gives me more confidence :)

    Shn

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  36. Dear Shn,the cake looks so yummmmmy!!!!!!!!!!! i love that color.... :)

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  37. Shn honey, I am constantly in awe of your talent! Seriously girl!

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  38. *wow*! You are truly something. Very clever, looks fabulous, am sure it tasted delicious!

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  39. where were u when i had my 2 boys?
    they look so divine! i second to all the praises that have gone before me!
    inspired by u and many fod bloggers, njaan oru food blog tudangi! athra adi poli onnum alla engilum oru kodi moothu tudangiyataanu! check out when u find time

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  40. I wish I can start making such beauties one day! have not yet ventured into decorating area..Urs luks amazing!

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  41. wow! thats a cute looking cake.. too good to cut and eat.

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  42. Hey Mishmash!!

    Wish You A Happy Joyous New Year Full Of Hope, Laughter And Prosperity!

    Guess what? I've now officially tried out every single recipe on your blog (except the desserts section). I'm giving you a super A+. Lol! They all got rave reviews from my pals, except for the Kuttanadan Beef. And that's entirely my fault because I compromised on some ingredients I didn't have at the time - as the nearest Indian store is about 40 mins away :( I miss the luxury of calling the grocery store and having them send the stuff over in 10 minutes.

    And yea, my cooking blog is made private now :D but I'll be glad to let you visit. Lol. It's just that people were only visiting that blog and not my real one 'wicked whispers'. Does that sound crazy? Hehe.

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  43. so cute booties ,lovely decorations ...amazing !
    hugs and smiles
    jaya

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  44. and you expect we to see these pics and get back to work..eh..

    looks terrific..but i cant think of any other cake than black forest pastries..choco rules..;-P

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  45. Divya,Cynthia, Kaykat Thank You, Ladies :))))

    Nanditha, all the best with ur food blog...like ur other blog, i am sure this one will be a great hit too :) Btw, your boys will get a cake for sure, if we ever happen to be in the same city, thats my word :)

    Dhivya, once you give it a try, you will find it therapeutic :)

    mallugirl, danku..danku :))

    Macademia the nut, Such a lovely comment, sweetie and I dont know how to thank you for showing confidence in my recipes....i am happy its working out for you...and this feedback means a lot :) Ofcourse, I would like to peep into ur blogspot once in a while, if you let me :)

    Jaya, thank you dear :)

    Mathew, i remember ...ur workplace gives a huge slice of BFC for dessert....so its ok if I just show u the pics :))

    Shn

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  46. this is such a cute cake. My sister is expecting a baby in May, so this would definitely be a fantastic idea to give her. Love it!

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  47. HI Mish,

    Have been wanting to try a hand at this one for a long time but was waiting for a occasion to happen and it looks like I have a perfect excuse to make this:)..Would it be possible to share the method for the booties too??

    swapna

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  48. Hai mishmash,
    That cake looks so cute. I also enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  49. hi mish,

    i saw this blog many many days ago since which i'm pregnant and believe me, with every kick i think abt this cake. I live in a place where sugar paste,fondants etc are unavailable... is there any other way to make these booties and flowers please please help.. i really really want to learn how to make these

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  50. A,
    Congrats :)
    You may check this link, to make fondant at home...
    http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/Fondant.htm

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  51. thanku so so much mish...so sweet of u to help

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  52. awww they look soo cute...thanks for the pic and recipe...good job

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