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Extract from Mini Sugar Shoes • By Frances McNaughton • Published by Search Press

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  • How to make an icing. Leopard Shoe - Step 1
    Step 1

    Roll out the black paste to a thickness of 2mm (1/10 in). Cut out a 1.5cm (5/8in) circle. Use the 2.5cm (1in) circle cutter to cut across the middle to form the back curve of the heel. Cut again using the 1.5cm (5/8in) circle cutter to form the front curve of the heel. Allow the heel to dry for a few minutes, turning it over occasionally.

  • Step 2

    Roll out the black paste to a thickness of 1mm (1/20 in). Cut out the 4cm (1½in) sole. Rest the heel end over a dowel for a few minutes to create the high-heeled look, until the sole feels leathery.

  • Step 3

    Dampen the top curve of the heel and attach under the sole. Lay the shoe on its side and cut a tiny piece off the point of the heel to enable it to stand straight. Stand the shoe up and allow to dry for at least thirty minutes.

  • Step 4

    Roll out the beige paste thinly. Allow to dry slightly on each side until the paste feels leathery. Cut out a 2.5cm (1in) square and a 2.5cm (1in) circle. Use the cutting wheel to cut across the square diagonally with a slight curve. Dampen the straight edges underneath and stick them to the sides of the sole to make the toe piece of the shoe.

  • Step 5

    Using the 2.5cm (1in) circle cutter, cut the beige circle to make a crescent moon shape for the shoe back. Cup the inside with the dogbone/ball tool. Dampen the inside curve underneath and attach it to the back of the sole.

  • How to make an icing. Leopard Shoe - Step 6
    Step 6

    To create the leopard spots, paint tiny, roughly circular outlines of dark brown all over the beige parts, and then fill the outlines with autumn leaf colouring. Allow to dry.

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