They are lovely and what I know is the foam may be similar to Styrofoam and if you paint Styrofoam with certain paints like some sprays it will melt the Styrofoam. The same could have happened with the stucco breaking down the foam as stucco has lime/cement and there is enough caustic substance that could have an effect on the foam.
this was not styrofoam, it was the kind you put between walls, it expands when you spray it.
do you think that if you had waited and let the foam "age" and settle before covering it with the "frosting" it might have worked? what a disappointment! You obviously have a great imagination and determination to start a new project making 90!!! The idea is darling - better luck next time.
I will not use the same method next time.
too bad all failed. Where did you get the original idea.?
I made it up. I think that's why.
In the bakery industry, they use real icing over Styrofoam for "samples" of wedding cakes, etc. and they look good for 3-4 years unless in too much sunlight. SO, maybe closer to the real thing!
That's what I had, styrofoam from a can.
What a pity because they looked so real.If you try again using something else just do one & wait for a week or so ,to see if anything goes wrong.
If I'm going to do something different that could end up as a disappointment ,I do a small one & wait to see if it works out or not.
the thing is, when you use the foam can (yellow foam) you must use the whole can. That's the deal. This foam is insulation foam.
they look great now
Too bad! You did such a great job... & so much effort!
I should of taken a picture of the cracks. Very disappointing.
They look beautiful. Too bad they didn't last. But then cupcakes never would around my house anyway.
That's is so comforting. Never thought of that. Here too, cupcakes are gone in a day.
lol u sound like me glad for cute to share hugs
Thank you noah. Maybe we do have a lot in common.
Good looking while they lasted. It is a shame they didn't last.
Thank you for the moral support.
I hope they looked great for whatever purpose you made them for They do look good enough to eat.
They were Xmas tree ornaments. See the little loop? That was to hand them up.
Oh that is such a shame, they really are pretty though, what about a flour & water paste? Then you could spray paint them to be any colour you like.
like the old pie potpouri designs?
Right, its the foam in a can I used. The foam shrunk.
Pity it fell apart because it looks delicious. Hugs
If I would not touched them, they would still look nice.
very inteesting you are very talented well done, we all learn by making mistakes
My husband tells me I'm allowed three mistakes a day. That was one of them on that day. I had made 90 of them to hang in one tree as a theme.
Maybe you can try making these bath-bombs that look like a muffin. So you get the form and a good smell ;o)
wow really cool, thanks for the links Betina
Ha, did you see the ones on pinterest? That's exactly what these looked like after a week. All cracked. I have made soap and bath bombs using a heart mold. Those turned out just beautiful. I'll post a picture
lol! They do look very nice!!!
Great story filed in my funny story box.
HERE IS A SUGESTION,TRY USING THE WHITE STUFF THEY USE IN TOLE PAINTING...FAKE SNOW....I USED IT ON A SANTA FACE AND IT WAS OYSIDE ALL WINTER FOR 4 YEARS I HSVE ALSO USED IT IN SIDE FOR THE FAKE SNOW AFFECT....LUCY
YOU CAN ALSO USE STIPPLING THE STUFF THEY USE ON CELLINGS
FOR GOT TO SAY GOOD JOB THEY DO LOOK GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT...LUCY
Thank you for your suggestion. Personally I think it was the foam underneath. I think it shrunk.
they look good enough to eat, pity they cracked
Beautiful cupcakes, looks really like real!
That is a pity Carole, but I'd try it again with some other form of hardener. I'm sure something can be done. Love Chris
well they look great, pity they did not last.