Fake Cake is a Pin Win!

Posted on January 27th, 2013 by Jean

Last weekend, the kids and I chose a craft from our “To Try” Pinterest board, and tackled it. We bought the supplies from our local hardware store; sponges, spray paint, caulking, and glue. The Project – these darling Fake Cakes which can actually be mailed with 3 postage stamps.
 
Hubby sliced the sponges in half with a long, serrated knife, and also cut the groove in the center of the cake slices. I spray painted them chocolate brown, and waited for them to dry. The sponges took 3 coats of paint to cover any hint of the original sponge color.
 
Once they had dried, I traced the cakes on pink construction paper, cut out the shapes, and glued them to the cake. More drying time was involved, and FINALLY it was time to get the kids involved.
 
Frosting the cakes – Hubby showed me how to use a caulking gun, and I squeezed the caulk onto the cake; first in the groove, then on top and along the edge. The girls swirled the caulking with toothpicks.
 

 
The hardest part of this craft was fighting the urge to eat these fake cakes!
 
The original post recommends caulk drying time to 3 to 5 days. We had a long weekend (Martin Luther King Day was Monday), and by Tuesday the cakes were dry.
The girls decorated the cakes with stickers and markers. Instead of mailing them, we are hand-delivering them or packaging them to mail. I’m afraid the construction paper will fall off during transit if we did try to mail them. Our hardware store helpers suggested we use Elmer’s glue since it would not melt the sponge. If I had it to do over again, I’d use the 3M glue that the original pin listed. The Elmer’s also discolored the paper.
 

 
All in all, I think this was a pin win! If YOU have a pin win or a Pinstrosity, enter Pinstrosity’s 1st Blogiversary here.

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12 Responses to "Fake Cake is a Pin Win!"

  1. Actually, I think it turned out quite well! I didn’t realize the cakes were fake until I read your post!
    Becca C. recently posted..Weekend Etsy Finds!

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    Jean Reply:

    Thanks, Becca!
    We actually were craving REAL cake after this project. They look too real.

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  2. And those puppies are fat and calorie free!
    Beth recently posted..GBE 2: Blog On — Week #89 “Picture Prompt: Small Building by Water”

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    Jean Reply:

    Exactly, Beth!
    Did you get a chance to make these for your grandkids?

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    Beth Reply:

    Not yet, but with the dry time, I’d better get a move on!
    Beth recently posted..GBE 2: Blog On — Week #89 “Picture Prompt: Small Building by Water”

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  3. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! And your fake cake project looks so real!

    Are you from Pinole? I’d be interested in hearing about your experiences with the haunted place you lived in.

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    Jean Reply:

    Hi JoJo! Thanks for visiting my blog too!
    My family lived in Pinole after I graduated high school in ’83. In that home, I’d see a dark, winged figure above the front door (the ceilings were very high). One of our cats died of a heart attack, and another of our cats had her ear torn. I’d see lines of light running along side my bed that would burst out of the wall. My sister moved out quickly, and while my family had a home built in Fairfield, we decided to rent an apartment and get out of that house. Years later, while talking with my brother, I found he had also seen the black figure. I’ll try to find my blog post about it, and link it here for you.

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    Jean Reply:

    Found it! http://jeanhasbeenshopping.com/ghost-stories-2/

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  4. How awesome/random would it be to get one of these in the mail?? Must try. Maybe as a valentine…?
    Helena recently posted..I pulled my pants down, and squatted in the passenger seat. LIKE A LADY.

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    Jean Reply:

    I think it would be wonderful to be on the receiving end of one of these cakes. Valentine’s would be perfect… or a birthday.

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  5. Hi Jean, I guess cause I’m on blogger I hardly see your blogs. 🙁 I am just tootling around on the laptop and saw it again. These fake cakes look great. Definitely look real and yummy. Hope all is well!!

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  6. Thanks for swinging by, Gita! It is good to see you. Everything is great here. I hope your life is going great too!

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