Monday, February 15, 2010

Sugar & Spice And All That's Nice!

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~


Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

How Yummy and lovely. Nice job!!

Shabbyfufu said...

You did a great job Stacy, they do look good enough to eat. I hop to see a pic of them in your cabinet! xo, Janet

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

WOW! I'm loving these cupcakes. They look so beautiful, and so edible.
What a cute display item. Very clever!

Best Wishes,

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Stacy,

Love these cupcakes! I thought they were real, until I read the post. lol I like these too, and have several faux ones, but they are expensive. Great job!


Pieces of Dreams said...

These look great! I have a shop on Cape Cod and will try to make some for display!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

I will be selling faux cupcakes on my site soon so be sure to pop back in and have a look! ~Stacy~

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

You did a wonderful job on your CupCakes Stacy, to bad there not edible.... they sure do look yummy.


Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi Stacy!

I've written before, but wanted to comment that I bought the ingredients to make the cupcakes. I think that these will look great on all my dishes and displays in my shop! Thank you so much!

Enjoy PINK

Dolly said...

Stacy are they really as easy as it sounds?
I'd love a few for my pretty cake pedestals! Yours are sooooo beautiful!

Hugz, Dolly