Here it is ladies! How to make a faux cupcake :) Off we go! First you need some supplies.
Styrofoam balls (small enough to fit in a cupcake liner)
Patching plaster ready mixed in a tub (any hardware store)
Bits and bobs that you could use to decorate
ribbon, paper flowers, faux pearls, clay whatsits, glitter, acrylic paint, on and on…
First you have to glue your cupcake liner to the styrofoam ball
to look like this
Then you use patching plaster
When you open it mix it around a little then you just smear it on with a plastic knife or something I used a spoon because I didn’t have a knife hah! And it worked fine. It will look like frosting, spread it around as if you were icing a cupcake.
Be careful as you’re getting closer to the paper that you don’t get it on there but get close enough so that you can’t see styrofoam anymore. The completed frosting.
You have to let this dry now. The bucket says for 1-5 hours but I let it dry over night because you’ll find it’s still soft if you only wait 5 hours. So I highly recommend you let it set overnight! Especially if you’re going to paint it! I am not going to paint this one but I still let it dry. If you paint just use a normal paint brush and any acrylic paint and paint away lol. There are a lot of grooves and cracks so you’ll notice where to cover those because the white shows through. After it’s dry get your bits and bobs ready.
I just used ribbon, a glass bee, and a clay rose and petals I made. If you want to know how, I got the directions here from Lorena at Rose Chic Friends! From this point on the decorations are purely your ideas. You’ve got the basic how to with the cupcake.
I glued these together then I glued them to the cupcake.
Then glued the clay rose and petals on top and added the bee.
The plaster cracked on the back and little things like that bother me LOL. So I added faux pearls all over to cover that LOL.
Then all you do is put it on your cupcake dome and display :)
If you paint make sure you let it dry before you add your bits and bobs! On my other cupcakes I added trim around the paper which I’ll shower later :) A glue gun really does work best. When you glue the styrofoam ball to the paper cup make sure you squirt some along the sides of the cup so that sticks to the ball! I hope you all have fun if you make them and that they work out for you! All the best!