I made this Nike tennis shoe cake for a friend of mine. I was asked to make a shoe cake of the Lebron James blue Diamond tennis shoe, also called the wind chill. This was the first time I tried my cake decorating skills with cake carving. I watched videos of how to make tennis shoe cakes and looked at pictures on line of tennis shoe cakes. I asked my friend to bring me one of her husband’s high top tennis shoe.

I traced the bottom of the shoe on paper to use as a template for the shoe size. It was a size 12. I baked a 9×13 cake for the shoe. I made two 9×13 cakes for the shoe box. She showed me pictures of the tennis shoe. I did some research on line of the shoe, saved the pictures to my album and printed them so that I could get all the details right. The cake was red velvet with cream cheese butter cream frosting. I made my own fondant white chocolate marshmallow fondant that I tinted two different shades of blue.

I made all the shoe details and let them dry. I started putting the cake together. It was easier than I thought. Came together pretty nice. I made the shoe box cake, covered it grey fondant. I drew the Lebron James logo on the top of the box. I made the bar code for the side of the box and put his birthday in the bar code.  I made him a name badge, he works at a shoe store.

I had fun making this cake. It was a surprise for my friend’s husband. I was pleased with the outcome of the cake. Looked so real. My husband said “Baby that cake looks like I can put my foot in it and walk away.” I got lots of compliments on this cake. I sent pictures to all my friend’s. Everyone loved the cake. Such a cool cake.