It's a common adage that when something looks amazing, we feel like we could eat it up. But in the case of these shoes, we can't tell if we're astounded or hungry. If you love shoes, and cake, we've found the ideal footwear for you.
The Shoe Bakery is a shoe store in Orlando, Florida, founded by Chris Campbell, an artist who wanted to combine his love of shoe and sweet treats, and started designing shoes shaped like cakes and ice cream. The Shoe Bakery started life as an Etsy store, but the incredible popularity of his designs has meant The Shoe Bakery has opened up its own independent store.
Each amazing pair of shoes is handmade to order - and are so incredibly realistic that the site includes on its FAQ list a disclaimer that they definitely are not edible. Chris says that "in order to make it look like frosting, we use the same tools that bakers use such as the icing bags and tips."
There are only two collections currently - cake and ice cream, but other designs or bespoke shoes for weddings can be made to order. The shoes are available in the US, but can be shipped internationally, although the waiting time can be up to 8 weeks, plus the time to make the shoes, which is around 2-3 weeks. But that's not really a problem for a pair of shoes as incredible as this.
Chris writes on the site that "The great thing about what we do is it's a fresh new idea! I am very passionate about creating one of a kind custom works of art. I feel that every woman deserves to feel special and not have the same shoes that someone else does."
His shoes are genuinely irresistible, both delicious-looking and make an amazing statement to wear. Carrie Bradshaw - eat your heart out. Literally.
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Words: Victoria Gray, Images: The Shoe Bakery