It’s fun and easy to make fake cakes, cookies and other goodies but what’s the point? You can’t eat them and few people would appreciate the fake goods as a joke. Fake cupcakes and such do serve one purpose, however. They can be set around the kitchen as décor. You might not want to offer the fake goods to friends and family but you can certainly add a scrumptious look to your kitchen.
You can make a cupcake any size you want by using a regular cupcake wrapper or a circle of paper. Create the ridges on the paper by simply folding it, opening it up, folding again, and so on, until you’ve created the lines all the way around the paper. Instead of paper you can also use foil.
A Styrofoam ball will assist you in making a fake cupcake that looks real. Choose a ball that’s proportionate to the size wrapper you’re using. The ball should fill the wrapper entirely and rise up slightly above the wrapper. Cut a tiny sliver off of one side of the ball so it will sit steady in the wrapper.
Decorating the ball before putting it in the wrapper will ensure you don’t get paint, glitter or other things on the wrapper itself. It’s not necessary to decorate the entire Styrofoam ball. Mark a line, if needed, around the area where the edge of the wrapper would meet the ball. Decorate from this line, up.
Dimension paint makes it easy to create a look of globs of frosting on the cupcake. Dimension paints are found at craft stores and go on rather thickly. Spread the “frosting” all over the top of the cupcake and allow it to set and dry completely.
Use fabric paints, which dispense from tubes, to create designs on the cupcake. Make squiggly lines, fake flowers, polka dots, stripes and other designs by simply squeezing the paint onto the top of the cupcake.
There are lots of things you can use to finish the cupcake. Apply adhesive to the top of the cake and sprinkle on glitter or even seed beads. Or, glue a fake cherry on top. When you’re finished decorating the cupcake, set it on the wrapper, then glue the wrapper up around it.
Even though the fake cupcakes aren’t edible they certainly look delicious! They’re perfect for setting on a plate on the counter or putting on display inside of a glass cabinet. The cupcakes instantly give the kitchen a homey look that works great for a country theme, food theme or other kitchen decorating. They’re fun, easy and inexpensive to make so create many different ones! They make great gifts, too!