My wife loves to run and got a new pair of shoes for an upcoming half marathon. I wanted to make her a cake for her birthday of the shoes, but she was always wearing them at work when I had time to work on the cake, so I found some images online. It was a chocolate cake with peanut butter between some of the layers and strawberry filling in between the others. It was delicious.

I started with a rectangle shape and just carved and added pieces here and there. I used homemade fondant for the details. I used a (new, clean) non-stick drawer mat for the mesh texture and a stitching tool for the stitches (obviously).