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What are Fake Bakes ?

Fake Bakes are Craft Items that look like food, that will last permanently AND No Calories.

What's the Point ? These are decorative. Wouldn't a pie be cute on a Coffee Bar ? It's FELT !! The "Filling" is Potpourri so it smells good. Or a milk shake on a shelf in the kitchen or use it for a party decoration that won't melt all over. (It's made with Wall Spackle) There are lots of Halloween and Christmas items in the works to add to your seasonal decor. Christmas Gingerbread themed items are so popular and expensive. They can be made easily and a whole lot less expensive. Cakes, Ice Cream Treats, Candies, Cookies. Wouldn't a cute display of Christmas Cookies be cute on your table for more then the 5 minutes they last til the kids get a hold of them ? (Yea the real ones are in the cupboard waiting for when YOU decide they should be eaten :) )

 Like the Gnomes I am just learning this and will take you on a step by step journey with me. I can't believe I've spent 20 yrs trying to make cake look like real things and now I am learning to make real things look like cake ???? But it's totally addicting, stop back by and check it out !!!

 

Spackle ... Yep you're trading your baker's hat for a toolbelt

One of the main things you are going to need is LIGHTWEIGHT Spackling. This can be used for Whipped Cream, Ice Cream and Frosting. Spackling can be found at Dollar Tree in small containers. I have found however the larger containers of other brands available at Walmart or any Home Improvement Store are easier to work with, especially when piping. Make sure it is LIGHTWEIGHT

 

Mixing your Spackling

You want to add acrylic paint to the spackling to both color it and thin it out. You can color it any color you choose, but paint is needed even if your using it for white. Spackle will dry with a gray tone, adding white paint will keep it white. I mix mine in a sealable plastic container, spackle dries out quickly so keeping it covered as much as possible is key. Craft sticks work well for mixing. AND you want to keep some Wet Wipes on hand for clean up. DO NOT WASH YOUR HANDS OR ANY MATERIALS USED IN THE SINK. SPACKLE WILL MESS UP YOUR PLUMBING !!!!

 

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 The texture of the Spackle differs depending on which brand you get and how long it's sat on the shelf so there is no exact recipe. The texture I have found to work the best is somewhere between frosting and heavy whipped cream. You want it stiff enough so when you stir it it holds it's peaks. If you get it too thin add some flour, corn starch or even baby powder to thicken it up.

 

Fake Frosting Too Runny

If texture is too thin it will lose it's shape or collapse when drying

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In the cake decorating world squeezing the frosting through a bag to get your desired design is called Piping. There are some who use a baggie and cut a hole in the corner and this works but is difficult to control. If this is your first project try it but if you find yourself getting frustrated BEFORE you quit, I would recommend you invest in cake decorating bags usually around $4-$5 a box and tips (The metal part at the end that determines how the frosting will come out) They usually run a couple bucks each.

Piping

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Piping Bags come in 2 sizes
12" and 16"
For the most part the 12" bags will usually meet your needs unless you are doing a large projects or several at the same time

Tips come in 2 sizes
You are probably going to want the larger size when first starting out. It is easier to get the spackle through the larger tips

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There are a bazillion different type of tips, that all give you different effects. If you are just starting out I would go with a Large Star Tip. This one looks like the tip of a can of whipped cream you buy at the store. And a Round Tip, this one will give you a smooth line, kind of like a soft serve ice cream machine puts out. Smaller tips like this work well for writing on cakes.

Piping Bags

Piping Tips

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Filling the Piping Bag

Cut the tip off the piping bag. Some people place the tip inside the bag and mark it to see where they want to cut it

The tip goes inside the bag so that a little less the half of it is sticking out. Make sure it is in there snug so your "Frosting" won't come out the sides.

Fill the bag with your spackling mixture. Squeeze out any air bubbles.

Now you're ready to play.
HINT: When piping whipped cream or decorating cupcakes start piping on the outmost circumference and working in circles work your way in.

This is for the 16 oz size, 8 oz and Gallon sizes available

Caulking

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Caulking is used to thicken your paint for toppings and drizzles. Mix paint, caulking and Gloss Mod Podge together to make your drizzle. I like the little squirt bottles they have a Dollar Tree to store it in. Plastic Ketchup and mustard bottles will work for larger amounts. These make it easier to drizzle the topping.

Ice Cream

Ice Cream is probably one of the simplest Fake Bakes, simply scoop your spackling mixture out with a ice cream scoop and put it in a bowl

Drizzle some of your Caulking Mixture over it

Add more of you Spackling Mixture for whipped cream. Sprinkles here are little jewelry beads I got from Dollar Tree. Add spoons, I cut the handles off and just stuck them in. And of course, A Cherry On Top. 

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Milk Shakes

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Milk Shakes are another easy project to start out with. Clear glasses and mugs are usually available at Dollar Tree so they are inexpensive.
The other reason these are a good starting point is you can make them up and if you don't like what you've done, you can clean them off with paper towel and a wet wipe and start again,

Mugs 

Opaque Mug Arrangements

Use the same technique as the shakes in a clear mug and you can do coffee drinks and hot cocoa

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Clear Mug Arrangements

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Side Note:
If you followed My Blog you know this is the first project I made on the Cricut Maker. Yes I manage to fill it and Not Spackle the Cat :D

These are actually easier, you don't have to spread the spackle on the sides

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Pies

Chocolate Cream Pie

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Pumpkin Pie
For this one I just added a small pumpkin I got from Dollar Tree while the whipped cream was still wet

Strawberry or Cherry Cream Pie
For this one I poured red glitter glue in the center of the pie before I added the whipped cream. The cherry on top is a berry I got off one of the floral Christmas picks.

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Cream Pies

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Add a Pie Crust

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Fake Bake Chocolate Pie with Crust

Fake Bake Chocolate Pie with Crust and Whipped Cream

Fake Bake Pumpkin Pie with Crust and Whipped Cream

Miniature Version. 
You can use the same concept scaled downed for a miniature version. For the pie pan I cut down plastic Solo Cup and painted it silver/Gun Metal. Cut a circle of cardboard to fit inside. Wrap it in the orange felt (just like you do for the large ones.) Cut a piece of crust colored felt in a circle a little a little bigger then the orange circle and glue it to the bottom. Add some glue to the bottom of that layer and drop it in your pan. The crust automatically ruffles when you drop it in

The miniature version is perfect for Gnomes. It's light weight and won't weigh down the arms. Gnome Health Department might want to find some kind of hair net for the beard however. :D 

Lattice Pies

Lattice Apple Pie with Potpourri

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Apple Pie With Potpourri 

Apple Dumpling A La Mode

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Cakes

Layered Cakes
(Which is literally "Sponge" Cake)
 

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Melting Witch Fake Bake Layered Cake

This was a cute cake until someone through some water on her
 

Unicorn Fake Bake Layered Cake

Unicorn Fake Bake Layered Cake

For this cake I used the sponges with the green scrubber on one side. I kind of liked they way it didn't color the same as the rest of the sponge, creating what looks like another layer.
 

I also wanted the drizzles to be thicker so I dripped hot glue over the whole top letting some drip down the side. When it hardened I painted it with 2 coats of white acrylic paint a layer of gloss Mod Podge and crystal sprinkles.
 

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I love the cakes with the witch's feet sticking out of the top. The one's I've seen must have used shorter witches for this, cause she's kind of messy when she goes all the way through the cake.

 

Witch Cake
 

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A lot of people use styrofoam blocks for the base of their Fake Cakes. Styrofoam blocks can be expensive. For this one I used a cubed ice cream container (Walmart's cheap brand comes in these). I covered it with felt so the spackle would stick.

 

For this one I started with my ice cream container. Removed the lid and handle, covered it with purple felt and flipped it upside down. I then glued it to the plate. I glued on pieces of orange sponges where I wanted it to look like she was diving in or breaking out (The top and the one side) leaving a spot that I could glue the head and feet right to the base . Next I frosted the cake using a large star tip and just making single dabs until the cake was covered (Except where the sponges were) Looking back I think I would had like it better had I just frosted it smooth. She would had stood out better. (Does everyone do this ? AFTER finishing a step, think I should of done this instead) Anyway it was done so I then added the witch. Her legs and boots are taken straight from the gnomes. They are Dollar Tree hair rollers and DT baby boots (See The Sock Gnome Page for instructions). I glued the legs together at the crouch and added some purple tulle and black felt I gathered as a skirt. I glued the legs onto the top of the cake making sure the hot glue was actually hitting the base and not just the sponge. This made it more secure. Spackling would secure it more later. Her face is made with a styrofoam ball I painted green, her hair is purple ropey ribbon I got from DT (Thinking ropey ribbon is not the actual name of it) Her hat is black felt, her nose is a wooden ball I painted green. (yep a gnome nose) And her eyes are 1/2 wooden balls (Again I stole these from the gnome supplies) I just painted. I glued the completed head right to the base of the cake and supported it more with pieces of the orange sponge. I then smeared purple frosting on her face and hat. I finished by finishing off the rest of the cake with some leaves I piped with spackle and some purple glitter pumpkins I got from DT.

 

Gingerbread

Applesauce and Cinnamon Ornaments

You will need:

1 Cup Applesauce

1 Cup Cinnamon

2 Tablespoons White Glue (Optional)

String

Mix together ingredients to form a ball of dough. Roll it out to about a 1/4" thickness and use cookie cutters to cut out your shapes. Use a straw to cut a hole to hang them from. Place on parchment/wax paper and bake at 250 for 2-3 hrs. Let sit overnight to finish drying out.  Add string to hang them. Leave them plain or decorate with a simple bow or add accents/felt

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Gingerbread Girl Sucker 
 

Gingerbread Tiered Cake