I traced the bottom of a high heel onto my piece of styrofoam that I was using to make the boot shape to use as a general guide:
I just starting smooshing the cereal mixture into a boot-shape. It took the entire batch, so I called it a night after the first boot- I figured I could carve more off the first boot the next day after it firmed up, and then work on the second. Here is the first one after carving the next day:
Then I used that as a guide to mold the second boot:
After I shaped the second boot, I started too add the "meat" to the first boot.
I opted for modeling chocolate for the meat. I think the texture looks like beef fat, with kind of the same consistency
I started by rolling out a piece of red modeling chocolate. Then I started adding pieces of off-white modeling chocolate and rubbing them to thin and blend into the red. I just kept layering and blending til I felt happy with it.
I used some green modeling chocolate left-over from another cake project to fill in some of the gaps in the cereal treats:
I attached the pieces of modeling chocolate meat with melted white chocolate applied with a pastry brush:
Here is the first boot after covering with the modeling chocolate pieces:
I wasn't totally happy with how it looked at this point, so out came the Everclear and food color for a paint job
Time for bed. I planned on completing the second boot the next day, and the actual cake the following day. Then I found out that my original plan for delivery wouldn't work as the person I planned on sending it with was leaving a day earlier. My brother said he had off Friday, so he could get it then, or on Saturday. I didn't think I could finish on Thursday night, but busted my butt to try. The second boot went a lot faster, as I knew what to do this time.
With the boots pretty much done, it was time for the cake. I had baked and orange-flavored cake in two 8" pans. I filled and frosted this with a white chocolate ganache, then covered with fondant.
I then moved into the living room, so I could use a image of the album cover on the computer as a reference as I am completely out of ink in my printer
I wasn't exactly sure how to get the feathery look in a short time- so I just started brushing different shades of pink over the cake and blending, sponging with some toilet paper.
The marble-y effect was very pretty I thought. After the cake was covered in pinks, I went over it with white to make some feather details:
I trimmed the skewers and covered the tops with more modeling chocolate. Then I positioned the cake and secured it with a blob of ganache
I was surprised and happy I had gotten it finished, and called my brother and made plans that he'd come the next day when I got off work. I HATE leaving a cake mess before bed- but I was just dead tired and made an exception.
Checking my messages on break the next day, I had one from my brother saying his friend would pick it up Sat. morning as she'd be in the area anyway. Doh! I could've had an extra day. Oh well, I was relieved to have it done, and it made much more sense than him driving an hour+ each way to come get it.
I was happy with the cake, and think an actual cake of the meat boots and purse would make a cool cake if I need to do something for another Lady Gaga fan, especially if I had more time. I am not a Lady Gaga fan, and personally think the only statement her meat dress made was "hey look at me! look at me! I'm so desperate for attention I'm strapping steaks to my outfit and calling it art", but in photos it actually looks pretty with the vibrant reds and creamy whites.