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Baby Bootie Cakes

  • yield: Makes 8 cakes





  1. Step 1

    Each bootie consists of two cake rounds of different heights. To make booties, trim top of sheet cake so it is level. Place trimmed cake on work surface. Using a 2 1/2-inch biscuit or cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles from cake, keeping the circles as close together as possible. Discard the scraps or save for a delicious snack.

  2. Step 2

    To make toe pieces for booties, cut four circles in half horizontally, making eight shorter circles. Trim each short circle by cutting a straight line 1/2-inch in from the edge. Place one tall and one short circle on a piece of waxed paper or parchment. Using a dab of buttercream as glue, affix trimmed edge of shorter circle to taller one. This forms the basic bootie shape. Repeat with other pairs.

  3. Step 3

    Using an offset spatula or a butter knife, thinly coat each bootie with a layer of buttercream to seal in the crumbs; giving the shoe shape by adding more icing to the front and top. Refrigerate the booties until the crumb coat has set. Decorate the booties one at a time. Remove from the refrigerator, and cover with a final coat of buttercream, shaping and smoothing the shoes as you go.

  4. Step 4

    Pipe laces and trim to resemble a child's shoe: Fit couplers onto piping bags and fill halfway with tinted buttercream. To make dots and trim, use a No. 4 tip. To fashion thin, dainty laces and other delicate details, use a No. 3 tip. To pipe small stars, use a No. 13 tip. Chill booties again until buttercream is firm, then transfer to serving platters.

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Reviews (6)

  • Patty Lopez Zamora 7 Mar, 2013

    i've made this recipe twice, both times to rave reviews!!! thank you Martha for the idea.

  • dogfood1 9 Jul, 2012

    I love the simplicity of it. Plus I have a surprise baby shower for two co-workers who one is having a boy and the other a girl, so this is great for making blue and pink little cakes to represent both .

  • tpitre 23 Mar, 2011

    Great recipe!

  • SSanchez 27 Jun, 2010

    Your baby booties cake is a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing..

    Sandra @

  • Maris_Cakes 4 May, 2010

    This is so cute! I will definitely try this.

  • yankeecook 29 Nov, 2007

    When I started cake decorating, (in the 50's), the booties were made by using the large marshmallows! A lot easier.