Faux Cupcakes

Shelly L Nemeth
by Shelly L Nemeth
7 Materials
30 Minutes

With fake bakes being so hot at the moment, I wanted to make some fake cupcakes. You all ate these as kids so I’m sure you’ll recognise these cupcakes. I made fake Hostess Cupcakes! They look just like the real thing! Check them out and let me know what you think.

What you’ll need:

Green foam pot inserts

Brown paint


Cookie cutter


Hot glue

Rolling pin

2 paint sticks

To begin, paint your green foam brown. I used Cafe Noir paint by Hello Hobby. The colour was perfect.

Just paint the whole foam piece and then let it dry.

Next, lay out your 2 paint sticks and put a chunk of Modelite in between. This will ensure that when you roll it out, it will be the same thickness.

Roll it out like this.

Now, use a cookie cutter or a cup to cut out a perfect circle. Just make sure it's around the same size as your foam.

Make sure the edges are smooth by using your finger to smooth around it.

Set it aside for a minute.

Take some more of your Modelite and roll it out into a snake. Try your best to make it the same thickness.

Now make the loops like this.

See my YouTube video for how easy this is.

Once your paint dries, add some hot glue to the top of the foam and stick the circle on top.

Once it’s glued down, you can paint the circle the same brown.

Use the E6000 to glue the loops down on top of the cupcake.

What do you think?

You can also make one with a bite out of it. See the YouTube video for how you can do that.

Here's my faux milk and cupcakes! I think they turned out amazing.

If you like the fake bakes and want to add something cute to your kitchen, these look so real!

Check out YouTube for all the details

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  • PeprmintPatti PeprmintPatti on Sep 02, 2022

    Very realistic….but I am confused…. The finished piece is what the cupcake looks inside but the instructions call for a flat center of white, not a ball (circle) …. What did I miss ?

  • Bea77336821 Bea77336821 on Jan 23, 2023

    Where you got this idea from?

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