Next I constructed the shoebox from 3 layers of vanilla sponge with vanilla cream filling. I covered this in white fondant then I added another layer to make the lid. Adding a label finished this part of the cake.
I made the handbag from chocolate cake, carved into shape, then covered this with chocolate flavoured fondant. I admit this was tricky, it was so hot that the fondant was far too soft and unmanagable. But I got there in the end. I made the handles with the same fondant but with gum tragacanth added to they set hard and kept their shape. Ideally, I wish I'd covered the whole cake with the hardened fondant as it slipped a bit in the heat...although it does kind of look more like a soft leather bag now! I then made use of my paisley cutters again and added the detail to the cake, mirroring the same colours in the shoe and I finished it off with silver zip and buckle detail.
Finally, after covering the board in a soft green, I assembled the cakes and the shoe and piped on the message. It turned out just how I wanted and I hope Olivia loves it!