Okay, I must admit it...I'm a teeny bit obsessed with the whole faux food thing lately. Well. maybe not all faux food, but certainly with faux cupcakes! I happened to purchase a few faux cupcakes last spring and I've been enamoured with them ever since. I have this gorgeous cabinet in my kitchen that I've wanted to turn into a "sweet shoppe" or "patisserie" for some time and I've wanted to decorate it with loads of yummy looking faux treats. When I say "loads" of treats, I mean dozens and dozens of charming cupcakes and I was certainly not able to purchase that many as it would have set me back a small fortune. So I decided to take the plunge and make my own and I am hooked!
This past weekend I made 36 cupcakes; 12 pink ones with clear sparkles, 12 buttercream yellow ones with pink sparkles and 12 light mocha ones (not pictured) with clear and pink sparkles. I used plaster of paris for the bases and poured the plaster into muffin tins that were lined with silver cupcake liners. I left them to dry for 24 hours and then started on the "icing" part. I used lightweight spackle from Home Depot and tinted it with acrylic paint to achieve the desired color. Then it was my first go at using a pastry bag and tip and it was so much fun! I had quite the production line going. The next ones that I will make will be a little more embellished. I plan on finding cute cupcake toppers and pretty papers for on the outside of the liners. The cupcakes really didn't take too long to make (except for the drying part) and now I've got the prettiest treats for my cupboard that will last for years to come! I can't wait to make more! ~Stacy~