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« on: March 18, 2008 11:16:15 AM »

My friend found these listed on ebay and likes them but doesn't want to spend that much.  She asked if I could make them for her any cheaper.  I'm sure it is just styrofoam but what is it covered in?  Or what could *I* use to cover it?  I found some frosting that is not edible and is strictly for decorating display cakes but it's really expensive!  Any ideas?   I thought about plaster of paris but I've never used it before and wondered if it would crack.
Here are the ebay ones.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEBTOX:IT&item=140214455986&_trksid=p3984.cTODAY.m238.lVI
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008 02:50:38 PM »

You can cover Styrofoam in gesso (found in the painting area of a craft store), which, once it dries, can be sanded and reapplied until you reach the desired smoothness.  I do wonder if you could apply it thickly and then trowel one of those cake decorating edge thingies through it, or if it'd smooth out, that I'm not sure of.  But the gesso allows you to paint the foam without it warping, or soaking in, or looking splotchy.  If you did want to do a texture to the edges, you could always do the gesso, and then apply drywall patch to it (you can get it in a tub in the hardware department of any store, usually near the glue), and I know you can use the cake decorating thing on that, though I don't know if I'd use it on a cake afterwards...  You might need to prime that before you painted it.  And you can make roses and other decorations using clay (think like fondant).  Maybe?  Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008 06:24:34 AM »

Thanks!  She ended up buying the ones on ebay but I was still trying to come up with something in case she didn't like the ones she bought.
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