How to make a cake shaped like a cowboy boot

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How to make a cake shaped like a cowboy boot
Replicate your favourite cowboy-boot design in cake. (Thomas Northcut/Lifesize/Getty Images)

A cowboy-boot cake is the perfect centrepiece for Western-, rodeo- or farm-themed parties. Make a cowboy-boot cake even without having a boot-shaped pan by cutting the cake to match a template. Use liquorice and crushed cookies to make realistic details on the cake. If you have a favourite cowboy-boot design, you can replicate the details in cake using coloured frosting and creative decorating techniques.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Rectangular cake, baked and cooled completely
  • Brown frosting
  • Knife
  • Spatula
  • Piping bag
  • Round icing tip
  • Star icing tip
  • Cowboy-boot template, printed and cut to size
  • Powdered cookies

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  1. 1

    Place the cowboy-boot template on the cake, and position it so it does not move. Using a sharp knife, cut the cake following the template to shape the cake like a cowboy boot. Remove extra cake from the sides, and set aside.

  2. 2

    Spread brown frosting on the top and sides of the cake. Refrigerate the cake for about 30 minutes to allow the frosting to set.

  3. 3

    Attach a round or star icing tip to a piping bag, and fill the bag with brown frosting. Pipe a border on the cake and horizontal lines on top of the boot to resemble embroidery. Alternately, refer to your favourite cowboy-boot design to replicate it in cake.

  4. 4

    Place powdered cookies around the heel of the cowboy-boot cake to resemble dirt. Pipe a message on the cake, if desired.

Tips and warnings

  • Place black liquorice shoelaces if desired
  • Use candy pieces to resemble studs and buttons on the boot.

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