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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  1. Hi Ann thank you for this video my daughter loved it and wanted me to make it for her birthday

    • This is the pic of the cake made

      • HI Nisha, Your cake looks fantastic. Well done!

  2. Hi i really Want to bake this cake but I can’t find the templates

    • Hi maria, The templates are available for purchase via the Buy it Now button or you can visit the Shop page.

  3. Oh by the way,here’s the mettalica scull emblem.made it from edible wafer paper

    • Hi Dini, It looks so cool!

  4. Dear Ann,
    Thanks solo much for the tutorial.I made converse cake with mettalica skull emblem on it for my husband’s cake birthday.He once had this shoes but it was lost somewhere,so I made this replica for him.And he so exciting,,,,thanks Ann

  5. Hey i tried following your video,did you freeze your cake first before you iced it because mines fell apart due to how moist it was? If so that detail was left out, what am i doing wrong?

    • Hi Sade, Ann didn’t freeze her cake at all. Generally fresh cakes can be a little crumbly but shouldn’t fall about because they are ‘too moist’ . It is hard to tell what the problem is without seeing your cake. If the cake was properly cooked, then as it should shape well using a serrated knife. If you used a knife with a straight edge it may have pulled at the cake a little. Could that have been the problem perhaps?

  6. Tried this cake out for a friends birthday as she loves converse and it turned out amazing! Thank you for your videos, they are very helpful! Absolutely love your work. Will be trying out more!

    • Great job Sundus. Your cake looks awesome.

  7. Hi Ann, which size has your cake / how long is the sole? Is the template for A4 or A3? I am not sure if the recipe is enough. Thank you!!!

  8. Hi Ann, just wanted to know, will the converse shoe template work for the Louboutin spiked sneaker cake with the red bottom? I purchased the converse template about a year ago and now I have to do the pair of the Louboutin shoes next week.

    • Hi Beulah, I have had a look at a pic of the sneakers you mention. The styles it comes in vary , so I think you could adapt it to work quite well.

  9. Using the template about how many servings is this cake?

    • Hi Donna, This cake will give 15 generous serves.

  10. Hi Ann,
    I am unable to find the template for the converse trainer? I think it’s awesome, actually I think all your creations are great. I am new to cakes.
    Kindest Regards

  11. Hi ann i cant find the templet for the converse shoe

  12. Hi ann i cant find the tamplet for the converse shoe going to make a birthday cake …

    • Hi Hardip, You can purchase the template via the Buy it Now button or visit the shop page.

  13. I made his cake for a friend named Sneaker. First attempt!! Thanks Ann

    • Great job Brendan. I hope ‘Sneaker’ loved it!

    • Wow this looks awesome Brenda, fantastic job

  14. The playdeck sandal

  15. I am a beginner in cake baking n decorating but I made the converse and another cake with a playdeck sandal for my old school’s 20th anniversary too

    • Great effort ORich. It’s brilliant for a first go!.

  16. Scusa ma per avere gli schemi per fare le scarpe tipo converse, Adidas ecc. in pasta di zucchero come bisogna fare?

  17. Plz I need d video on my phone on how I can mk a conversa shoe cake

  18. Hi Lou, the templates are just provided in PDF form and should open easily. Just check you have a viewer of some kind. If your computer isn’t recognising the document, that is likely the problem. If the document is not actually downloading then the problem may be your internet access as the files are not large. If the problem persists, then please email tech support: howtocookthat at

  19. I love it. It’s so detailed.. shows your how good she is…

  20. why r u charging for the template i dont want to spend that money on the template

    • Hi Max, They take many hours to design and formulate and then test till Ann knows they will work well. Her time is as valuable as yours, so it is more than worth the small fee for purchase. If you don’t want to buy her template you could make your own.

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