Football Boots Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Football Boots
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 17
Decorating time: 8-10 Hours
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1. Planning the Design and Carving

There are loads of football boots in the world, there are a load more boots for other sport out there too, so when you’re choosing your design, be adventurous but if it’s your first time making such an elaborate cake, be a little cautious and choose a simple design too.
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2. Ganache Part 1

This is a project for chocolate ganache and not buttercream as we need a solid base to build upon.
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3. Ganache Part 2

Paul continues to add the ganache to the cake.
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4. Ganache Part 3

We continue with the intricate ganaching, making sure to maintain the shape of the boots so when it comes to covering the cake, it still looks like boots!
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5. Icing the Cake Part 1

In this lesson, we move on to icing the cake, you’ll want to use a sharp knife to get a sharp finish.
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6. Icing the Cake Part 2

The icing stage continues with more sections covered and the addition a sugarpaste tongue on the boots.
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7. Icing the Cake Part 3

Continuing with icing the cake, we move on to some more intricate parts of the boots.

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8. Icing the Cake Part 4

It’s all coming together! And what we have is now starting to really resemble those boots!

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9. Boot Detail - Part 1

Extra stitch detail is added to the cake which really adds to the boots realism.
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10. Boot Detail - Part 2

This lesson covers the creation of some of the white sections of the boot, this includes the striped design but of course you can change this to match the style you’re aiming for. Try and use a real boot or an image for reference.
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11. Tongue

The tongue of the boot is fully created in this lesson along with the white heel section of the boot.
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12. Sole

Moving on now to the sole of the boot, Paul uses sugarpaste to create a cool looking Orange + Black sole design ready for the studs to be created and attached.
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13. Studs and Trim

A trim around the sole really finishes the base of the design to perfection, this lesson also covers the creation and attaching of the studs to the base of the sole.
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14. Glazing

A spray glaze is added to the boots – Paul uses 3 separate coats in layers to achieve the shiny and hi-gloss look of real modern football boots.
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15. Finishing Touches

Some minor finishing touches and it’s time to move the cake to the cake board, be very careful while doing this (*Take note Paul!) and if you have the time leave for 12 hours prior to this to ensure everything is dry.
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16. Other Ideas

Paul shares some other ideas for this cake, of course you could use these boots for other sports and even customise them to match your favourite players boots.
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17. Pro Lesson

The Pro lesson covers the usual factors such as pricing and how the cake can be merchandised in a shop environment.

Perfect for any football fan, the new Football Boots cake tutorial on CakeFlix teaches you how to make these realistic and colourful football boots right in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. It also helps with designs for training shoes or any type of foot wear.

The Football Boots cake tutorial on CakeFlix is a replica of the Adidas brand shoes, but you can create Nike, or the design of your choice.

Football Boots Cake Tutorial on CakeFlix – What you need to know about Football Boots

Football boots, also known as soccer cleats or studs, are essential footwear for players of all levels. They provide traction and support for the feet, and can help to improve performance.

Types of Football Boots

There are several different types of football boots, each designed for a specific type of playing surface.

  • Firm ground boots: These boots have short, rounded studs that are designed for use on firm, natural grass surfaces.
  • Soft ground boots: These boots have longer, sharper studs that are designed for use on soft, wet grass surfaces.
  • Artificial grass boots: These boots have short, rubber studs that are designed for use on artificial grass surfaces.
  • Indoor boots: These boots have smooth soles that are designed for use on indoor surfaces such as hardwood floors or gymnasiums.

Choosing the Right Football Boots

When choosing football boots, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • Playing surface: The type of playing surface you will be using is the most important factor to consider when choosing football boots.
  • Foot shape: Your foot shape will also affect which type of football boots you choose. Some boots are designed for wide feet, while others are designed for narrow feet.
  • Playing style: Your playing style will also affect which type of football boots you choose. If you are a fast, agile player, you will need a boot that is lightweight and provides good traction. If you are a more physical player, you will need a boot that is durable and provides good support.

Caring for Football Boots

Football boots can be expensive, so it is important to take care of them. Here are a few tips for caring for your football boots:

  • Clean your boots regularly. After each use, clean your boots with a damp cloth and mild soap.
  • Dry your boots thoroughly. After cleaning your boots, dry them thoroughly with a clean towel.

Store your boots in a cool, dry place. When you are not using your boots, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

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