Saturday, June 13, 2020

Making A Faux Cake

Today I have something different to share with you.  I made a fake cake!  
One of the ladies I follow on Instagram made one and it looked pretty easy so I thought I would give it a try.
It was actually very easy to do.

I started out with two 8" and one 6" styrofoam rounds.  I had to get the green floral ones because that is all they had, so either the white or the green both work.  Here are several sizes on Amazon.

I painted it with brown craft paint and let it dry.  This took much longer than I expected to dry so I left them overnight.  THIS is what paint I used, but any brown will work.  I wanted some of the brown to show through the frosting.

I hot glued the two 8" rounds together and then used the backside of a butter knife and spread spackling all over the cakes.  It was super easy to spread and to get even.  Plus it stays wet for a bit so you have time to go over it if needed. 
I bought the medium size, but I think I could have done all three with the small size.  It went pretty far.
Let it dry, it took about 3 hours.

You could make two single cakes from this or stack them for a double layer cake.

I topped mine with paper flowers that I made from various dies.  You can see this post for my most used flower dies.  the bouquet is just sitting on top, I did not glue it and I did not glue the layers of the cake (once finished) together.

What do you think?  You like?  I have no idea what I am going to do with it, but it sure was fun and oh so pretty!

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1 comment :

  1. So pretty!!! I'm a cake decorator and you did fabulous!!! All beginning cake decorators frost Styrofoam first where I work! Lol