Ann Reardon

Converse Shoe Cake Tutorial

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Since making the high heel cake tutorial requests have been coming in thick and fast for a converse shoe cake. You can make this chuck Taylor All Star sneaker in any colour that your recipient wishes. Or if you’re brave why not try making a patterned one.

Did you know Nike owns converse? They bought out the rights to the brand in 2003 when converse filed for bankruptcy. The Chuck Taylor All Star shoe is very similar now to when it was first designed nearly 90 years ago.

To make the converse shoe cake you will need:

1 1/2 quantities of the chocolate cake recipe baked in two trays (my trays are 38cm (14.96 inches) x 25cm (9.84 inches))
2 x quantities of chocolate buttercream recipe
converse shoe cake template

 
300g (10.58 ounces) white fondant
600g (21.16 ounces) black fondant
white food colour for stitching
a small paint brush
fondant extruder (optional)
stitching wheel
30g (1.06 ounces) blue fondant
100g (3.53 ounces) cream fondant
red and blue gel food colour for logo
circle cutter
250g (8.82 ounces) brown fondant for cake board (optional)

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook


All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

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  1. Thankyou for your tutorial & templates! So happy with my end result!!

    • Hi Kaz, your cake looks amazing! It looks so real!

  2. If I want to make a white converse should i just add a little yellow to the fondant so u can tell all the whites apart?

    • Hi Stephanie, It would be better to leave the white fondant white. If you need to add further detail to create more distinction in the sections of the sure, you could paint coloured stitching or use powdered colour or lustre dusts to highlight or shade areas.

  3. Ann, is there anyway i can make this into the low top converse with the template?

    • i’m sure that you could as the heel, sole and shape would be quite similar (although you’d have to make it lower of course). Give it a go & let me know how it turns out 🙂

  4. Please can I have the paper cutout template as I can’t find it thanks ..need it quite urgently please.

    • hi christine, click on the ‘buy it now’ button on the website. If you’ve done that & you’re still having troubles, let me know & I’ll try to help 🙂

  5. SOY DE VENEZUELA, ME ENCANTA SU TRABAJO NO ES FACIL PARA MI COMPRAR LAS PLANTILLAS NI COMO HACER LLEGAR.

  6. how do I download this picture

    • Hi Chima, the template must be purchased via the link provided.

  7. Hi there do you sent the converse shoe cake template , via email just wondering so do we just print it out then, really want to buy this for my daughter for a little present

    Thanks…

  8. I wanted to start off by saying I love your videos on YouTube. I was wondering if you could make musical.ly,vine or snapchat surprise inside cake, that would be awesome if you could

  9. Hi Ann how can I get your template for your converse shoe and along with teddy template please

    • Hi, just click on the ‘buy it now’ button on the converse shoe cake post 🙂

      • Do you mail the template or can you email it to me once I purchase it?

        • it comes in an email for you to download & print at home

          • Thank you Ann

  10. where can I find full size template for your converse shoe I love it

    • Hi ladyds, the full size template is available to purchase at the How to cook that shop or via the Buy it Now button above.

  11. i am 13 and I love baking and making Deserets and I am going to make this for my mom for her birthday party and how long will u say it will take

    • Hi Juan, this will depend on your experience with making these kinds of 3D cakes. It will usually take at least a day.

    • This is perfect I love converse I have some green fold ones so year love it.

  12. where do u find the side timplates for the shoe

    • Hi Juan tenorio, the templates can be purchased via the ‘buy it now’ button on the blog page.

  13. Hi Ann! Love all of your tutorials! Can I use modelling chocolate instead of fondant?

    • Hi McKenzie, Yes you could.

  14. I want the cutting template where I can find it

    • on the converse shoe cake post, there’s a ‘buy it now’ button that will take you through to the shop. Have fun 🙂

  15. I was wondering how would I get the templates?

    • Hi Kahniya, Just click on the purchase button and it will take you through to the purchase page.

  16. Hi Ann
    My freind will love this cake for her birthday
    Thanks sooo much!

  17. Hi Ann Reardon! Where can I see the templates?

    • Hi Pristine De La Serna, The templates are available to purchase via the Buy it now button above or on the shop page.

  18. Where can I see the templates?

  19. my mum is makeing me that cake for my birthdat

  20. Brilliant work! I salute you!!!

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