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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Faking It

Fake Cupcakes, originally uploaded by Flying Time Designs.

Cupcakes are cute. Cupcakes look adorable on vintage dishes and display pieces. Cupcakes lend a bit of color, sweetness and nostalgia to a room.

Cupcakes, are messy, mushy and perishable.

I wanted some fake cupcakes to display in my kitchen and to use as non-perishable samples of my work. So, after some research, trial and error this is what I've come up with.

See my directions here: how to fake cupcakes


If you don't feel like making them yourself I'm going to sell them in my etsy store. (I'm still working on getting all the different varieties listed so please be patient with me.)

My favorite fake cupcake is the one with the vintage ballerina topper on it. I got it from The Plastic Hut along with some really cute vintage Halloween and Christmas toppers.

What I really want for that glass dome thing shown in the picture is one of these needle felted cupcakes from Merry Moon. (hint hint family…this would be a good birthday present)

As far as "real" cupcake business matters go…

The Kearney Area Artist Guild (organizers of Art in the Park) had their monthly meeting last week and I was told by a co-worker/member that my cookies and cupcakes were talked about quite a bit and that they were very impressed with them. PLUS… I have an order for some bridal shower cupcakes as a result of my booth at Art in the Park. : )

Have a great week!

NOTE: 8/17/08- I'm having trouble publishing the Fake Cupcake Directions. The text below the photos doesn't show up right (and it's just helvitica!). I'm working on it. For now… when I click on a photo it takes me to the slide show view and the text appears correctly there. Hope that works for you!


Heather said...

Miss Emily--I LOVE these, they turned out fantastic! I've always wanted faux cupcakes like this to display on my cake stands. You know, I'm thinking we could arrange a cupcake swap here--a jumbo needle felted cuppie for a few of your faux cuppies. Let me know what you think!
I just got back from Nebraska. Did you like the nicer weather I brought you? :)
Take care, Heather

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh those are amazing! I'd still rather have the real thing one day though! HUGE congratulations on the wedding shower commission and much deserved feedback! Well done you! t.xxx

Tracy said...

Those look good enough too eat...but the real deal does taste much better I'm sure ;o) These are gorgeous! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Emily said...

Thanks for all the nice comments!

Heather – So you're responsible for the nice weather we've been having! Thanks! We had a picnic yesterday and spent a lot of time working in the yard. Its been great!A cupcake swap sounds great! I'll e-mail you.

catslye said...

these are fantastic, and perfect for non-wheat eating folks like me!

and because you make me happy...

ding ding! I've awarded you the Tree of Happiness. see my blog for more info. :)

Amanda said...

Wow, thanks for that tutorial! I've always wondered how to make those, they look so real. :)

VĂ©ronique said...

im so in love with your fake cupcake i really want one of those... can you ship in canada? and how it can cost?