Faux patriotic cupcakes? Yep! And maybe a few faux mug toppers for my mini Rae Dunn Mugs also! I found some cute embellishments in the Fourth of July section at Hobby Lobby and had some fun!
Supplies I Used for my PATRIOTIC CUPCAKES
- Lightweight Spackling or Plaster
- Optional 1.3″ Styrofoam balls
- Disposable pastry bags
- Optional: narrow drinking glass or glass jar
- Plastic wrap
- Tongue depressor to stir
- Cupcake liners, cupcake pan, favorite coffee mug or mugs if you want to make mug toppers
- Embellishments: straws, sprinkles, small decorative of your choice.
- Molds (optional) for faux waffles or graham crackers and brown hot glue sticks and hot glue gun.
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Assembling my faux patriotic cupcakes
The main thing stressed when making this project, is sticking with the lightweight plaster.
If it’s not lightweight, the plaster will settle and flatten too much.
My last faux mug toppers, I added a little white paint to my plaster, this time I didn’t and I thought these looked great also!
Click here to see my Christmas Mug Toppers.
let’s get started!
After cutting a small hole in my disposable pastry bag, I placed this inside an old measure cup.
Next I filled this pastry bag full of plaster and squeezed out the air.
Then I placed three cupcake liners in the cupcake pan.
Next time I won’t set these beside each other, this way I can be more generous with the plaster without worrying about them running into each other.
topping off the patriotic cupcakes
I placed a small dollop of plaster at the bottom of the cupcake liner, then placed my styrofoam ball in the dollop of plaster.
Then I started squeezing plaster around in side the cupcake liner.
I repeated this for all three faux cupcakes.
And then I ran out of time and plaster in my pastry bag, which wasn’t that big of a deal.
So at this point, my plaster was about level with the cupcake liners.
The next day, these were mostly hardened and with a new bag of plaster in a new disposable pastry bag, I then did my best “frosting” the cupcakes.
When I was in high school, I worked at the local ice cream hangout.
I prided myself on how well my ice cream cones looked, so I decided with these cupcakes, I would try the same “technique”.
This “technique” I just held the pastry bag over the top of the cupcake and squeezed while the plaster pushed down and made the first top layer.
When this was covered, I lifted my hand up a little and continued to squeeze for the second and third layer.
It was an interesting experiment.
The first two turned out pretty good, the third one, I swirled the plaster around in a circle.
Looking back, I probably should have added more plaster to my pastry bag, as I was running out, it got a little big awkward.
decorating my patriotic cupcakes
Then I grabbed my embellishments, straws, flag and stars on picks, and sprinkles.
I tried “sealing” the sprinkles with hairspray so the colors wouldn’t bleed when they hit the semi-damp plaster.
This did not work as I intended but the colors on the cupcakes are pretty and patriotic!
Making my patriotic faux mug toppers
I had some leftover plaster, so I made a few patriotic faux mug toppers.
First, I placed some saran plastic wrap loosely over the top of my favorite mini Rae Dunn mugs.
Then I placed a styrofoam ball onto the plastic wrap.
I wanted this styrofoam ball to be partially inside the mini mugs.
Later when they are dry, they will help keep my mug toppers in place and not slide off the mugs.
The plastic wrap also helps protect the mugs from the plaster while the plaster is damp.
I then started swirling the plaster in a circle until I had a nice dollop on top and then decorated with some leftover embellishments.
Once the plaster is dry, I removed the Saran plastic wrap.
Check out my video below, I’ll show you how I made some faux graham crackers and waffles with melted brown hot glue.
Also, the filling for those faux graham crackers? More plaster!
And that is it!
Thats how easy it was to make some faux patriotic cupcakes and mug toppers!
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Hope you have a great week and happy crafting!
THE LINKS ABOVE MAY CONTAINS AMAZON, HOBBY LOBBY and WALMART AFFILIATE LINKS. THIS MEANS IF YOU MAKE A PURCHASE, I MAY RECEIVE A SMALL COMMISSION, AT NO COST TO YOU.