I’ve been making some fake food for our Family Ministry Christmas Program. Peppermint Pie, cookies, lemon squares… they look yummy! The cookies, individual pie slices, and bars are made of upholstery foam, the fluffy pink peppermint pie is shaped with soft sculpture (nylon stuffed with polyester craft stuffing) and “iced” with spackling – the kind you use on dry-wall and can get pre-mixed from Home Depot. That stuff can be piped, spread, and colored just like cake icing.
A little foam cut to the right shape, some spray paint, hot-glue and candy give these the right look.
The lemon bars int the background are spray-painted foam rubber with cake-decorating sugar crystals on top. The green and red sugar cookies in the background are cut from foam, spray-painted, and more cake-decorations applied. The "frosted cookies" are made using foam, spray paint and flour. Flour looks like a dusting of powdered sugar, but will hold up better over time. Powdered sugar is more susceptible to moisture damage.
… happy faux baking!