Karen Bertelsen (from TheArtOfDoingStuff.com
) joined Steven in studio to show him the fun creation she came up with recently...A non-edible décor treat that can be a fun display in a kitchen or a cool alternative to a bow on a gift box. What could it be!? Well, read on to find out.
CUPFAKES!!! Non-edible but delectably enticing cupcakes. Just be sure no one attempts to eat them or they might just chip a tooth!Materials
Great Stuff expandable foam insulation
Muffin tin/cupcake tin
Paper muffin/cupcake cups
Piping bag and tips
Decorations (sparkles, mini ornaments, beads) for top of cupcake
- Get your paper muffin cups.
- Line your muffin tins with the paper cups.
- Slowly and carefully spray the foam into each paper cup.
- After a little while, I figured out that going around the cup in circles creates the best cupcake.
- Initial spraying - make sure the cup is about 3/4′s full.
- Let your foam set for a minimum of a couple of hours. I let mine set overnight.
- Once they're set, you can pull them out of the muffin pan and start to paint them if you want.
- When the insulation dries, it's completely white and shiny. You can leave them like that or you can paint the cupcakes. I painted mine to make them look as though they were baked vanilla cupcakes. You really only need to paint the edge of the cupcakes.
- Gather your sparkly bits and do-dads.
- Spoon a glob of drywall compound into a mixing bowl. Add enough to fill a piping bag.
- Add a dollop of whatever colour paint you want. The drywall compound is greyish, so unless you can find a white drywall compound, you'll never have a nice, white icing. :(
- Work quickly now because the drywall compound's sole purpose in life is to dry out when it hits the air. Whip up the tinted compound with a hand mixer.
- Once you have the drywall compound in the piping bag, it'll stay fresh while you make the cupcakes.
- Ice the cupfakes and decorate as you wish!