Sunday, March 9, 2008

How To Make Faux Cupcakes...

As promised..here are the instructions for creating your own ...

FAUX CUPCAKES
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You will need the following:

cupcake liners in your choice of style(there are many fun/whimsical designs out there/have fun with it!)

muffin tins
rubber spatula
mixing bowl/plastic preferred

small plastic bowls for "icing"

plastic spoon

pastry tube and decorating tips

beads,glitter, ribbon,other embellishments of your choice

Plaster of Paris(large buckets of the dry powder are available at Hobby Lobby for $4.99 a bucket)

Spackling/joint compound (found at your local hardware store in the paint department)

Acrylic paints in pinks,pale yellows,pale minty greens,pale robin's egg blue..or other pastel colors of your choice.
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To begin:
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Mix up some of the powdered Plaster of Paris in your plastic mixing bowl..as per instructions on package.
Stir with spatula.

Very quickly pour into your muffin /cupcake cups. (you have to work rather quickly as plaster starts to set up within 30 minutes)

Fill the cupcake papers to the top.
Let set about 1 hour to harden.
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To create icing:
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Get your pastry icing bag ready.
(I use the star tip for icing my cupcakes.)

Take several tablespoons of the spackling/joint compound(be generous..you have lots of cupcakes to "ice")
and put into the small plastic bowl.

Add several squirts of the acrylic paint color of your choice and stir together well.

Using the spoon ..quickly fill your pastry bag.

Pipe icing onto cupcake starting from the outer edge of the cupcake and working towards the center.
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To embellish:
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You must work on the embellishment with the beads and glitter while the spackling/joint compound is still moist!

As soon as you can after "icing" the cupcakes..start applying the embellishments..either glitter or beads of your choice.

Be creative with it and have fun.
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You can attach a tiny bow to the cupcake papers with hot glue after the cupcakes have fully set up.
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Let dry for a day.
Then proudly display your creations on a doily, on a pretty plate, or on a cake stand.
Have fun!

~The Garden Goose~

18 comments:

Lilla said...

Wow they look so real. Watch out they do not get eaten.
Lilla

Shadows of the goddess designs said...

Those are awesome !! They look so real too

MB said...

you. I cannot wait for mine to show up at my house. MBThank

Tutti Chic said...

these look like the real thing! I can't wait to try this recipe-thank you for the info! beautiful blog here! :) chris

Alpicks Treasures said...

they look real, what a neat idea?

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Just think of all the calories you could save! Now that's a recipe.

Ellie said...

Oh yeah!!!!!!!! I'm going to give that a go for Easter. What fun

I just wanted to let you know that the DVD's have arrived safely (no wonder - what great packing!)

Thank you again.

Will let you know how I get on with my party cakes.

am going to make some and put a candle in each one!!!

Ellie

deezie said...

Oh my goodness how adorable are they!!! I have to make some now
and I was just at the craft store yesterday and the day before, I wonder If I can get that stuff at Home Depot? hmmm well I am going to make some, thanks Tina
deezie

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Thanks for sharing! I always wondered what they use to make those beautiful cupcakes...I will have to try this, looks like fun!
Have a beautiful PINK DAY!
Stephanie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Tina, Sure hope today is finding you feeling much better. And so sorry the ducks have to go....but that duck shouldn't be pecking at your daughter. :) Thank you so much for sharing the cupcake recipe. I am definitely going to try it and give some to my sisters as gifts for Mother's Day maybe. I am heading out to the grocery store now and will pick up some cupcake liners. :) Lynn

the feathered nest said...

Those look pretty real! Thanks for the tutorial-I'd like to give these a try. Thanks for sharing!

Manuela

Bejeweled said...

Hi there! You are a saint!! I have looked for the instructions for faux cupcakes for ..let's see...almost a year?? I can't wait to try this. Yours are beautiful! And so low calorie :)

madrekarin said...

Cute! I love the pastel colors. THey look good enough to eat!

Tracy P. said...

Tina,

They are so cute! Looks like a lot more fun than the project I am doing with spackling compound and paint right now, but maybe I could reward myself by doing this with the leftovers! :-)

Meadow Street said...

thanks for poting this, i have wanted to know the ingredients to do this!
Thanks!!!

Meredith Teagarden said...

Thanks for sharing!

Wisconsin Crunchy Mama said...

Now that's the kind of cupcake I need on the table! One that'll break my tooth if I try to eat it. Good diet plan ;)

Priscilla said...

Hi, I have just found your blog and wanted to say thank for this how too!! I am creating a faux cake for a theatre production and had no idea how to colour the compound, or how to go about it. thank you!

Priscilla x