Ferragamo Makes Shoe Cakes

By Butterboom Writers  /  April 16, 2008

It’s way too late for April Fool’s, isn’t it?


Ferragamo has decided on a new way to celebrate their anniversary in Hong Kong. At the bakery. Wait…huh?

To celebrate Salvatore Ferragamo’s 80th anniversary, Mandarin Oriental designed a unique Rainbow Shoes Cake for this special occasion.

The rainbow sole of the cake is made of English Fruit cake and the straps are made from chocolate, covered in icing and edible gold food colouring. The whole cake took Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong cake artist, Bob Tay, two days to produce.

He worked from photos of the sandal given to him by Ferragamo and then drew the cake design based on the photos, freehand. He next baked the cake using a regular rectangular cake tin and once it was cool, cut it into the shape he wanted before decorating with coloured icing and chocolate.

Each shoe contains around 1lb of cake.

The giant shoe cake is now on display at the Mandarin Cake Shop in Central. Check it out before someone eats it.



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