Thursday, June 25, 2009

How to make a faux cupcake

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)

Cupcake papers

Glue gun

Bits and bobs that you could use to decorate

ribbon, paper flowers, faux pearls, clay whatsits, glitter, acrylic paint, on and on…

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First you have to glue your cupcake liner to the styrofoam ball

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to look like this

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Then you use patching plaster

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I glued these together then I glued them to the cupcake.

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Then glued the clay rose and petals on top and added the bee.

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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.

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Then all you do is put it on your cupcake dome and display :)

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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!


Janie's World said...

Very cute. You made it look so easy! Who knew???

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh this looks like fun ! I could really get into this ! Thanks for sharing sweetie.

Cindy Shea said...

OK Ally! Now you've gone and done it! You've got the ideas just swirling around in my head a lightning speed. Not only am I going to do a cupcake but wouldn;t it be great to do a cake using an old hatbox shape! Lookout craftstores cause I'm on a mission! Thanks for sharing this and inspiring me to create.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How cool is this...I have made the cakes but not cup cakes yet...thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lisa said...

super cute!!!! Thanks for the how to!!
Hugs, Lisa

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very nice! You did a great job...looks good enough to eat! I like how you put in under your cloche!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Wow, Allison, greattutorial and the cupcake looks so cute. Thank you for directing us to that clay rose tutorial. I might have to go find some clay to play...

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

How cute is that...great job!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks for the tutorial on how to make those cute little faux cupcakes.

Tracey said...

Thanks for sharing the how-to with us! The cupcake is precious...I will have to try this! It looks like fun :)

Brenda Eason said...

really cute

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It's cute. I like to look at them..but to make them...ahhhh...something's wrong. My crafty side has taken a hike on me I think. I keep thinking it will come back but so far..nope.

I just found a little cupcake dome on ebay...sort of like yours with the blue dots..this one has pink..but so cute and I wanted one for the kitchen..
I should probably try it. I'm thinking...
So cute..I don't...immediate gratification I guess...:)
It's perfect in the little dome...perfect!!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

OMGosh that is too cool, especially if your on a diet!

Dawn said...

Great tutorial. They are so cute. I think I'll try it with my daughter.

Cathy said...

It came out adorable. I love the "bee" theme and the fact that it looks so darn cute under that cupcake dome. Thank you for the instructions, I'm going to try it out myself.


Rosemary said...

Hi Alli,
You know when I get some time I have to try this.
Thanks so much!!!
By the way, the Paris crown you liked, I can't get that ribbon anymore, so I am going to make some myself.
Have a great weekend,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Allison, this is really cute! Love this idea!


Sheila :-)

Sue said...

How cute- That little guy looks so darn sweet under that darling dome! (oooh. a little alliteration there) I think you'll have a lot of people making these w/your instructions.

Shelia said...

Oh, how cute and it seems fairly easy to do! I've always wondered how these were made! Thanks for the tutorial!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Brenda said...

Well isn't that the cutest little creation!

Gayla said...

How clever AND cute.. Thanks for the great tutorial. I think this would be a great favor for a party!

Stephanie / Steppi / Loo Loo said...

Amazing!!!! I am going to make one! Er, after I get paid next week and have funds ;)

and yay you say Whatsits just like loo loo. Love you!

Chatelaine said...

So Cute! I finally found a cloche last weekend now I need to put something under the dome. This might do the trick!

its so very cheri said...

I just made a comment TODAY, about wanting to figure out how to make some fun cute fake cupcakes so I can add them to my gingerbread tree-I had some ideas, different from yours, in my head of possibilities but I may have to try this or even do a combo to create the look I want.
Fun and so cute
You might like my plate make over

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Cute! You are so clever.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

How cute! Looks fun...I really should do more crafty things. This would make a great Met Monday post! :-) Susan

xinex said...

Oh how cute! I love the bumble bee and also the cloche! Looks like fun making the cupcake too...Christine

Lisa said...

I LOVE that idea. Thanks for the tutorial. It's just lovely

passion4pinkblog said...

Oh I love your cupcake!! , I think i ll try the same this weekend, thanks again for dropping by my blog

randee said...

that is adorable! i love how it looks under the dome!

blessings -

Queenie said...

I am so glad I found you through google search engine... when I typed in "how to make faux cupcakes" I ended up here....thanks for the tutorial! I've always wanted to know how to make a faux cupcake...your's sure is cute!

homespun1 said...

ewwwww! I just love these!!! too cute.....thanks for sharing.

homespun1 said...

ewwwww! I just love these!!! too cute.....thanks for sharing.

homespun1 said...

wonderful! cute! and so fun!! thanks for sharing.