My Mom's side of the family is really big into cutesy or kitschy sayings. To this day, when Momma takes a crazy turn while driving, she says "Hang on Lucies!" I'll say "cheese it" whenever I break something, knock something over in a store, or otherwise klutz out, which is at least once a day. Mimmie has sayings that are terribly inappropriate, including one about a kitten who can't get any milk. When I was little, when my Poppa would help me with my shoes he would tell me to "get those sweet feet over here". Needless to say, I love these types of sayings and they often inspire me...
Prior to blogging, I had just started working towards baking for a living and had begun filling my first orders for Christmas chocolate cakes, caramel apple pies, cookies, caramel apples and the like. I even made a super cute chocolate cake shaped like a pilgrim's hat with a turkey pilgrim hanging onto a musket on top. I would often visit cake forums in search of inspiration for my latest marshmallow fondant laden design.
That is when I stumbled onto a cake design called "drippy cakes" and I instantly fell in love and planned to make this style for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately a few weeks before I was diagnosed Celiac which means I cannot eat gluten found in most commonly wheat. Now, cakes are generally made from wheat flour. To say I was devastated was an understatement. I shoved all of my cake pans, fondant rollers and the like in the garage and quit taking orders that very day.
So in making a pair of kid's kicks over at Mom Spark, I decided to make cupcake inspired 'classic canvas' shoes for a very sweet little girl. Since I never got to make "drippy cake" I decided to use the inspiration for these adorable little slip ons. Head on over to Mom Spark to check out this girly sprinkled shoe makeover tutorial!