First off- thanks to those of you who left me encouraging comments when I posted part-one about making this cake. I appreciate your comments so much!
But I worked slowly and carefully, had some help from my sister, and luckily a really good week with my dizziness. And the cake was finished pretty much exactly as planned.
I could not be happier with the way the sneaker turned out.
The shoebox was straightforward and covered with fondant before I knew it.
In fact it went together so fast I ended up putting some extra painted details on it and adding custom label with The Mister's birthday vitals and a "Happy Birthday" message.
It's such a great feeling to step back from something you weren't sure you could do- take a look at it and realize that you've not only met, but actually exceeded your expectations.
Best of all The Mister loved it!
And I have to admit, after not being sure how this cake would turnout, it felt really good to have people say "I thought it was a real shoe". LOL
And just in case there are a few people who still have a hard time with the sneaker being a cereal treat (Auntie Pam). LOL : )
It really is... here's the proof!