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Creep Heart Trinket Boxes (FAKE CAKE)

Looks can be deceiving. You probably think this is a sweet treat to eat, but you're wrong.



Fear is the icing on the cake. These Creep Heart Boxes are a scream! They are perfect to make as gifts, or to add a touch of whimsy to your decor. Try to restrain yourself from wanting to devour these fake cakes.




 

MATERIALS

-Small paper mache boxes

-Wall Spackling. (Alex Plus DAP Spackling)

-Acrylic Paint

-Cake Tips

-Pipping Bags

-Cake Spatula

-Mixing Stick

-Clear Acrylic sealer spray

-Mod Podge

-Paint Brushes


INSTRUCTIONS

-Add wall spackling to a disposable bowl and mix in a bit of acrylic paint. Stir with a mixing stick until you get your desired color and texture. It should be a pipeable consistency.

-Using a cake spatula, spread the colored spackling on the box with the lid on. Just like icing a cake. (It's okay to spread it over the line that separates the lid from the box.)

-Once covered, remove the lid from the bottom and smooth over the finger prints. (I do it this way for consistency in icing texture and pattern.)

-Let dry completely.

-Once dry, brush Mod Podge around the circumference of the box and around the bottom. This will help the decorative icing stick better. Mix a different color of spackling for the decorative icing. I used a star tip to pipe around the edges.

- Let the piece dry over night before handling.

-Spray with a clear acrylic sealer.


AND BAM! PERFECT CREEP HEART BOXES


NOTES*

*I have tested many spackling products and I find that "Alex Plus DAP Spackling" is the most sturdy.

*Dry time is important for the success of this project.

*Don't add too much acrylic paint to the spackling. You still want a pipeable consistency.

*If a color isn't getting as deep as you'd like, you can always paint directly over the cake once it has dried.

*Separate the lid from the box before spraying the box with the clear acrylic sealer. This will prevent it from sticking closed.


LINKS

Alex DAP Plus Spackling


Heart Boxes








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