Sunday, March 29, 2009

Create Yummy, No-Calorie FaKe CupCakes!

Yippee...CupCakes with no calories! Now that is right down my ally...These do turn out awesome looking and will go well with your Spring decorating...

To make the cupcakes you will need…

an old muffin pan
cupcake liners
plaster of paris
3-inch styrofoam balls
hot glue
paper clay
sand paper
acrylic paint in desired cake and frosting colors
lightweight spackling for frosting (1 1/2 - 2 cups per color)
disposable pastry bags
# 1 M decorating tip
cupcake toppers/decorations (optional)
1.Put cupcake liners in pan. Mix plaster of paris following directions on box (I mixed 3 cups plaster with 1 1/2 cups water and had enough for 7 cupcakes). Fill lined cupcake pan with mixed plaster of paris. As plaster sets, place a toothpick in the middle.
2.Cut 3" styrofoam ball in half
3.Pierce the center of the ball with the toothpick you inserted in the base.
Take the ball off the toothpick and squirt hot glue in the hole created by the toothpick. Put the ball back on the toothpick/bottom.
4.Cover the stryofoam with a thin & smooth coat of Paperclay. Allow the clay to dry thoroughly.
6.Paint dark brown or desired color
7.Put about 1 1/2 cups of spackling in a bowl and add acrylic paint to make it the desired color.
9.Place spackling in a disposable pastry bag and pipe on cupcake as desired (I used a # 1M tip and spiraled the icing on starting on the outside and working my way in). WASH BOWL, SPOON, DECORATING TIP, ETC. IMMEDIATELY!!
10.Adorn cupcake as desired and allow to dry...

If you want a tutorial on making the Faux CupCakes with pictures then click on more faux cupcakes tutorial


Kimberly said...

Sue, those are just awesome! You'll have to see the cupcakes my girls made for my dad's birthday... I'm posting about them in the morning!
Take care, Kimberly

Anonymous said...

They look good enough to eat! Just beautiful.

Carmen S. said...

Oh my goodness those look SO real! I just wanna eat them up, very clever idea!!!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Well as a faux food artist these are of big interest to me.
I make mine in a different fashion but would love to try out this method,But what is paper clay???
I am sure we have'nt this product in Australia..
Any alternatives you know of?

jarS said...

hey, you posted my confetti faux cupcake photo! :p's okay tho!...ahaha! and thanks!

Well, if your readers don't have time to make some of these, they can always visit my shop

Have a good day, ma'am! :)

simone said...

omg - they are wonderful!!!

very cool :)))

AmyV said...

These are adorable. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.