If you’ve ever looked through a Sole Collector magazine you’re probably familiar with the pictures submitted by kids which show them licking the soles of their brand new, deadstock sneakers. An exploit which is believed to have been started by Fat Joe. While they may at times be considered buttery, crispy or even icey, sneakers aren’t a recommended choice for your next snack. Unless of course you call upon the talent’s of Larissa Volnitskaia, Debbie Goard, Leah Bent or Erica De La Fé. These are just a few of the cake designers taking the fresh-out-the-box meaning to a whole new level.
When sneaker enthusiasts celebrate a special event such as a birthday or wedding, they’ve learned to tie their love for sneakers into the arrangements by having a highly-skilled cake designer bake them a cake in the form of their favorite sneaker. With sneaker cakes becoming extremely popular over the past couple years we decided to put together “For the love of Cake ‘N Sneakers” showcasing 16 cakes that bring together a love for sneakers and sweets. Follow below for the 1st sneaker and continue through the rest of the pages to check out the remaining fifteen.
Nike Air Force 1 Cake
Kicking off our “For the love of Cake ‘N Sneakers” feature is a look at a summertime favorite – a white-on-white Air Force 1 which is used in our cover shot. New York-based Cake Obsessions, owned by Erica De La Fé, was tapped to turn one of Nike’s most iconic shoes into a grooms cake for a guy who certainly loves his crispy Air Force Ones. This was the very first time Erica ever had a request for a sneaker cake and as a first-timer her handiwork is beyond belief. In fact, Erica says the groom told her that some people at the wedding asked him why he had a sneaker sitting on a box, unaware that sneaker, and it’s box, were 100% edible and made from red velvet cake with Baileys buttercream filling. With only a few years in the game Erica and her Cake Obsessions business are making strides in the industry.
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