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Ok, so I’ve done so many boy-masculine-themed birthday cakes lately that it was really fun to get the call from Chloe’s mom asking for a pink ballet pointe shoes cake for Chloe’s 13th birthday.


I’ve made fondant shoes before, but never ballet slippers, so this was a new one for me.  I actually found a really terrific and detailed tutorial on Etsy that made them incredibly easy and surprisingly realistic-looking.  The only change I made was putting the support sticks through the bottom of pointe of the shoe rather than glued to the sole so the cake could be displayed from all sides. I even wrote the birthday girl’s name on the insole, kind of like the Danskin logo on really ballet slippers..

The cake was a chocolate and pink velvet alternating layers with vanila buttercream between the layers and covered with pink rosettes.  Wish I had a picture of it cut…


I loved doing the cake and the slippers were so feminine and delicate.


Happy Birthday, Chloe!  Hope you loved your cake as much as I loved making it for you!