Cake decorators adore gumpaste because it can not only be formed in just about any imaginable shape out there, but also because it hardens to a consistency that can easily hold these shapes. Take this intricate, Cinderella-inspired high heeled slipper, for instance. Perfectly shaped and sturdy, it would serve well for topping a vanilla buttercream cake or red velvet cupcakes.
To learn how to create this impressive shoe, watch the cake decorating video above. Shoe-topped baked goods are great for birthdays, Mother's Day, and really whenever you're up for a delicious candy treat.