edible fashion: high heel cupcakes and make-up and purse cookies

Aug 12


I am so excited and somewhat fatigued to share with you this post!  Wait, fatigued?  Yes, but mostly excited.  Before the beginning of Summer, I had promised my daughter that she could have a special party since she got all A’s on her last report card.  Thinking she would forget . . . well let’s just say this post is proof she didn’t forget!  But definitely well-earned.  She’s a good kid and I am proud of all she’s accomplished.

Since I am not yet comfortable hosting a sleep over, we compromised and had an “Almost Sleep Over” party–meaning drop off early morning, pick-up late evening.  Brilliant right?!  Well the theme was even more brilliant until I sat down to think about what to bake.  My daughter is definitely past the princess and little girl stage, but not quite a big girl.  She loves fashion and dare I say is like her Mommy and loves shoes!  Oh well the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  Speaking of Apple . . . September 10 . . . 5S?  Can’t wait.  Okay back to shoes.  A friend sent me a picture of high heel cupcake and I instantly fell in love.  It doesn’t get any better shoes/cupcakes.  Brilliant idea number 1 . . . hard work ahead!

Then I saw some cute lipstick, nail polish, and purse cookie cutters that I just had to make.  Brilliant idea number 2 . . . hard work x 3!

I’m blaming the fatigue on the hard work I put into making all of the above, which is the reason I am not posting any recipes or step-by-step directions.  This is another photos only post.  However, these were just so darn cute to make that I feel that I have quite a bit to share on what worked and what was a huge disaster.  But for now, please enjoy these photos as much as I had fun making them and photographing them.

I love shoes, but I LOVE purses even more.  Here are the purse cookies I made decorated with royal icing:


These lipstick and nail polish cookies were too cute:


Each shoe is color and design coordinated to match the cookies.  My daughter and I fondly named each set.

Here is Alayna Posh Purple:


This one is Gabby Girly Green: fashion_green_logo

And finally Cara Playful Pink:


To complete the table, I made some last-minute decorations that I thought were adorable!  I had leftover wafer roll cookies that were used for the heels on the cupcake shoes.  With Ball canning jars, ribbon, sprinkles, and the wafer cookies I had instant table decorations.  Aren’t these just perfect?


So I’ve made up my mind, I will have to revisit how I made all of these in a future post or two.  But for now, please enjoy these photos and email me if you have any burning questions.  I’d be happy to answer.





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Comments: 10

  1. Val August 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm Reply

    Beautiful job! I don’t think I had your energy back when the kids were small….you are an

    • ai love baking August 17, 2013 at 4:20 am Reply

      Thanks Val! I still feel like I need to catch-up with my sleep after last week :)

  2. Kim McGinnis September 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm Reply

    For the shoes, you made cupcakes and wafer cookies. But what is the bridge made from? I would like to use some of your ideas for our Coach Bag Bingo we are having to raise money for our High School band. Your work is incredibly impressive.

    • ai love baking September 4, 2013 at 5:15 am Reply

      Hi Kim! Thanks for the wonderful compliment! I originally had some graham crackers, but they seemed too heavy for the heel (wafer roll cookie). I wanted to use something lighter and decided to go with wafer cookies. I used a large flower cookie cutter to make the edges rounded and cut off the sides to even them out. Then I painted the soles using the same royal icing I used for the matching cookies. I then dipped the sides in sanding sugar to give them a sparkle. The only drawback with these wafer cookies is that when left out can become stale.

      Both the wafer cookies and the roll wafer cookies I got from an Asian store. Both are very popular in the Asian community. I hope this helps. Email me at angela@ailovebaking.com if you have any further questions :)

      • Grace November 4, 2013 at 2:56 am Reply

        Love the cupcakes & cookies. Exactly what I’m looking for my daughter’s party. Question… how did you color the wafer roll (heel) or are they available in those colors?

        • ai love baking November 5, 2013 at 4:11 am Reply

          Hi Grace! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, amazingly they come in those colors. I found them at an Asian grocery store. The pink one is strawberry, green is pandan, and purple is ube or purple yam.

  3. k. williamson October 21, 2013 at 7:43 pm Reply

    yes love it all! but where can I buy the handbag cookies?

    • ai love baking November 5, 2013 at 4:07 am Reply

      Thanks K! I bought a cute handbag cookie cutter from Amazon.com and used a standard sugar cookie recipe. Hope this helps :)

  4. Melinda April 7, 2014 at 5:04 pm Reply

    I know this is an old post, but can you tell me the brands you used for the wafers and wafer rolls? Im trying to find these and can’t seem to find them anywhere. TY

    • ai love baking April 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm Reply

      Hi Melinda! I got both the wafer cookies and the wafer rolls from an Asian market called Island Pacific Supermarket. I believe it’s a chain supermarket in California. I am not sure of the brand. However, I think these are items usually stocked at a larger Asian store. Hope this helps :)

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