Shoe Cake

by Chelsea P.
(UP of Michigan)

Two Heritages, One Cake

Two Heritages, One Cake

Two Heritages, One Cake
One baby bootie Moccasin, One baby shoe
Baby Bootie Moccasin
Baby Shoe

My Baby shoe cake for a baby being welcomed into two heritages.



The art of baking cakes is something I am always exploring. I feel like I learn something new everyday, so it just keeps me coming back for more.

My Inspiration


I remember being in my Grandma's kitchen, watching her bake and being in absolute awe. She never used a recipe, and rarely measured anything, however, when those goodies came out of the oven they were the best things I ever tasted.

Kids all over the neighborhood knew when Grandma Jeanette was baking and would be at the door within minutes.

Today, I can only strive to be the kind of baker and person she was. There is always a moment in the middle of baking where I think of her.

So, in a way, she is my inspiration. I like to think if she were here today she would be in awe of me. Baking cakes has changed so much since her and I were in that kitchen. It makes me smile.

Welcome Baby


This cake was for a baby shower in which the baby was being welcomed into two different heritages. After talking to the mom-to-be we decided on the two shoes to represent the cultures.

Originally, the cake was to be only the two booties, each one feeding 20 people, that's a big shoe! I felt having the baby booties that big would take away from the little details I had planned, so this is what I came up with....smaller, more detailed footwear on top of a bigger cake.

It worked out wonderfully! The details were just that, details, and my favorite part of any cake!

Cake Flavors


The bottom tier was a chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling (which I hadn't made until this cake and am still wondering why because it was delicious!).

The middle, single layer tier, and the shoes, were an almond cake with raspberry buttercream. I carved the two shoes out of 2, two layered 6 inch cakes, covered them in fondant and used fondant to detail them.

I am very proud of this shoe cake and have showed it off to anyone that I can! I am still starting out, so I still amaze myself at times, and this was one of those times!

Chelsea Thank you for a wonderful entry. The cake is amazing and the story is heartfelt. I love grandmother stories. I am sure she would be so proud and in awe of your skills. Good Luck in the cake decorating contest.

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Aug 23, 2011
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Cute
by: Sarah S

Cute Chelsea! I saw it on your FB earlier but didn't take a super good look at it til now! Great job!

Aug 23, 2011
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Amazing!
by: Alecia

Your story and cake creation are wonderful! I love how clean and neat the shoes are!
Great job!

Aug 23, 2011
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Wonderful
by: Christine

Not only is this a wonderful idea for a cake but it looks wonderful and sounds delicious. Keep up the great work and good luck on all the many cakes and treats to make in the future :)

Aug 23, 2011
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Chelsea P is Amazing!
by: Jordan DeDamos

I think that Chelsea should win this contest, she is so good at what she does and puts soo much effort into her cakes. She made our daughters first birthday cake and people still talk about how great it is.. I love this cake cuz not only did she put time into the looks but also the thought before she even began.. Its so wonderful to have someone like her, with all her talent so close to home to make amazing cakes!

Aug 23, 2011
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Love the shoes!
by: Clarisse

I just love the detail on the moccasin! It looks real. We used to ask my grandma to buy us a pair of moccasins whenever we'd go to visit her...we just loved them, and this reminds me of it. I have a cake in this contest too, but this cake is just amazing, so I had to vote for it. :) Good luck...I love it!

Aug 24, 2011
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Fantastic!
by: Jo Prest

I loved this shoe cake when I first saw it on your Facebook page but now I know the story behind it I love it even more! The shoes are so perfect and the idea of them representing both cultures is lovely!

Aug 24, 2011
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absolutely adorable!
by: Brenda B

I have never seen anything so adorable and creative!! I have to say I've had some of Chelsea's confections and they are delicious!!! I think we have a winner here!!

Aug 24, 2011
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Speaking of Inspiration! Beautiful!
by: Suzanne

Chels-I love the cake and and your story!! Your "Mema" would be so proud of you!! That little girl who stood by her side, stirring and "helping", is now the young woman making remarkable masterpieces in her own kitchen! I get so excited when I know you are making a new cake and cannot wait to see the final result! I was just in awe when you revealed this cake. So special and memorable!! You deserve to win!! Keep sharing your gift with us!!

Aug 25, 2011
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Inspiration at its best!
by: Michele

Cakes are just beautiful to begin with (especially eating them) but when you have such a significant meaning behind it, it makes the cake that much better. Your story is perfect!

Aug 26, 2011
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amazing!
by: Chelsea Perry

Chelsea's cakes are absolutely incredible! Each creation is unique, well-planned and, most importantly, delicious! She takes the time to listen to her customers needs and delivers a beautiful cake every time!

Aug 26, 2011
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AMAZING
by: Kristen

Amazing cake! What a neat idea to combine cultures in your theme! I love looking at your cakes, they are amazing! Keep up the good work!

Aug 27, 2011
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cute
by: Briana

Very cute cake and idea

Aug 29, 2011
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Cute
by: Yani

Your cake is so cute, clean lines and all.

Sep 09, 2011
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Cute!!
by: Mona L.

The shoes are very cute and you came up with a good solution for representing the two cultures.

Sep 14, 2011
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FABULOUS
by: Chelsea T

Chelsea's cakes are absolutely amazing, she is making my wedding cake & cupcakes for next year. I've also decided to ask her to do my bridal shower cake also. She is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, and deserves to win!!

Sep 14, 2011
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Amazing detail!!
by: Tanya

I love Chelsea's work! I have had many of her fantastic goodies and this is by far the cutest I have seen! Amazing :)

Sep 14, 2011
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SO creative
by: Emily McLean

Looks amazing!! Good Luck

Sep 14, 2011
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i love it!!
by: jone johnson

what a great concept, Chels good job!! good luck,you should win hands down;0)

Sep 14, 2011
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so cute!
by: angie

Oh my gosh, how ADORABLE!!! So perfectly detailed! Sounds super yummy too.....

May 19, 2012
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THE PERFECT CAKE
by: Anonymous

I love this cake.. its the Prefect one for me and my husband. He is a native American. It suits us all, I love it.. <3

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