Forever Beautiful DIY Fake Cupcakes

|By Kayla Domeyer| Featured, For the Home, Gifts, Holiday, Misc, Our House, Uncategorized

Easy DIY Faux Cupcakes! They look like the real thing, but will last forever! Great for ornaments, decorations, or photo props! | Saynotsweetane.com | #diy #prop #decor #cute

So, I’ve been working on this basement ice cream shop for a while now. And while I’ve used candy as a decoration in the past, I’d like some sort of baked good under glass for a table center. The trouble is, cupcakes don’t last. Or do they?

I’m not entirely sure where I first hear of piping light weight spackle. But since then I’ve had this fake cupcakes idea in my head. So, I went ahead and did it. I am so glad I did! These look so real, and they are NEVER going to go bad! I’ve got them in the room and I can’t help but squee at how cute they are in the space. =D

Easy DIY Faux Cupcakes! They look like the real thing, but will last forever! Great for ornaments, decorations, or photo props! | Saynotsweetane.com | #diy #prop #decor #cute

What You Need:

  • Plaster of Paris
  • Cupcake liners/cups
  • Acrylic paint to tint the “frosting”
  • Light weight spackle compound
  • Foam spheres (for the dome shape of the cupcake)
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • Piping bag and tip

How To Make It:

  1. Prepare your plaster according to the package instructions. Fill your cupcake liner or cup with it. Allow it to set per package instructions.
    Easy DIY Faux Cupcakes! They look like the real thing, but will last forever! Great for ornaments, decorations, or photo props! | Saynotsweetane.com | #diy #prop #decor #cute
  2. Cut a peice off the foam sphere to make a dome to the cupcake. This will help your frosting look more real, and fill in the shape better. Glue the foam to the plaster with a water based glue (some glue melts foam).
    Easy DIY Faux Cupcakes! They look like the real thing, but will last forever! Great for ornaments, decorations, or photo props! | Saynotsweetane.com | #diy #prop #decor #cute
  3. Open your spackle and add a bit of acrylic paint. Mix it well until the color is even. Spoon into a disposable piping bag.
    Easy DIY Faux Cupcakes! They look like the real thing, but will last forever! Great for ornaments, decorations, or photo props! | Saynotsweetane.com | #diy #prop #decor #cute Easy DIY Faux Cupcakes! They look like the real thing, but will last forever! Great for ornaments, decorations, or photo props! | Saynotsweetane.com | #diy #prop #decor #cute
  4. Pipe the spackle just like frosting. It isn’t quite as viscous, so curly tops and spikes aren’t really possible. But with some practice it can definitely look like frosting!
    Easy DIY Faux Cupcakes! They look like the real thing, but will last forever! Great for ornaments, decorations, or photo props! | Saynotsweetane.com | #diy #prop #decor #cute
  5. Add sprinkles while the spackle is wet. You might have to kinda throw them at the cupcake to get them to stick.
    Easy DIY Faux Cupcakes! They look like the real thing, but will last forever! Great for ornaments, decorations, or photo props! | Saynotsweetane.com | #diy #prop #decor #cute
  6. That’s it! Experiment with different colors, liners, etc. The plaster base is nice and heavy so these would make a great paper weight. I’m thinking about drilling a hole through one to hang it like an ornament for Christmas!

 

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9 Comments

9 Comments on Forever Beautiful DIY Fake Cupcakes

  1. Michelle E
    January 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm (3 months ago)

    What a brilliant idea, I love them. Thank you for sharing. xx

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  2. Kendra
    February 13, 2014 at 4:41 pm (2 months ago)

    What an awesome idea! They look so real. Stopping by from The SITS Girls.
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  3. Julie
    February 13, 2014 at 10:48 pm (2 months ago)

    This is so cute! My two year daughter loves cupcakes.
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