Homemade Fake Icing?

Decorating By motherofgrace Updated 25 Feb 2010 , 10:11pm by motherofgrace

motherofgrace Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 2:48pm
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hi there!

I would like to make a display of a cupcake bouquet. Is there a way to make fake icing? I just dont want to buy the perma ice yet!


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mamawrobin Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 2:55pm
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I've used indydebi's receipe omitting flavorings and milk. That stuff sets like concrete.

TexasSugar Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 2:57pm
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You could use royal icing? I've also had dummy's iced in buttercream (out of crisco) it gets hard after a while.

You can also use spackling (what you use on walls) and color it with craft paints.

Win Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 2:58pm
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Perma Ice is the most durable; however, you can still ice in buttercream (I'd use a shortening based and not worry about adding the extras such as vanillla, etc.) and it will harden over time. If need be, once it is set, you can spray it with the matte varnish which makes it a little easier to blow the dust off. Of course, with something as small as a cupcake, you will need to be very careful when moving it, etc. those first few days while it sets. After that, you will be good to go.

motherofgrace Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 3:11pm
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I made a cookie bouqet display, and used salt dough and royal.

Thanks so much!

Loucinda Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 5:13pm
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I use spackling.

motherofgrace Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 5:45pm
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is spackling expensive?

Loucinda Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 6:27pm
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NO not at all - a 5 gallon bucket of it is like $12. You don't need anywhere near that amount.

motherofgrace Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 10:11pm
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ok awesome, will do that!

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