Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Make Some Creepy Cupcakes!

Okey dokey . . . here's the tutorial to create the Creepy Cupcakes.

What you will need:

1 can of Great Stuff (see pic below)
1 Cupcake Pan (that you will NEVER bake in again)
Paper Cupcake Liners
Adirondack Acrylic Paint (I used Sunset Orange, Citrus, Purple Twilight, and Pitch Black)
Chunky Glitter
Mod Podge (I used Gloss Lustre)
Bristle Paintbrushes
Various Embellies (Sequins, Buttons, Spider Rings, Google Eyes, etc.)

Great Stuff comes in a can. You can purchase it at your local home improvement store. Here's what it looks like:

Step 1 - Line cupcake pan with liners

Step 2 - Fill cupcake liners about 1/3 of the way with Great Stuff (be sure you don't over fill . . .yes, that would be experience talking). In the picture below, the Great Stuff has already started to expand.

Step 3 - Allow Great Stuff to set. About an hour or two. You'll know they're ready to decorate once the Great Stuff is no longer sticky. This is what they look like once they're set.

Step 4 - Paint away! No trick to this step, other than use a brush instead of the Dabber top. Some colors may require two coats.

Step 5 - After the paint has dried throughly, apply a generous coat of Mod Podge. (I used a bristle brush, but you could also use a Foam Brush). Sprinkle Glitter over the top while the Mod Podge is still wet.

Step 6 - Once the Mod Podge has dried thoroughly, decorate your cupcakes with embellishments. I found that Golden Gel Medium and Zip Dry Glue worked the best.

Step 7 - Enjoy looking at your cupcakes . . .but please don't eat them, and keep them out of reach of pets and small children.

Thanks for visiting! If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email.


Anonymous said...

What a cool idea...I really like the end result! Seems simple enough too =)

Patty E. said...

These are just too cute,and they seem pretty simple to do.

TC said...

WOW these are great. In your first post I thought you had baked them.
This is such a great idea. Thanks Cat!

ginny said...

These are so great. I never would have thought of using the Great Stuff for this kind of project.
Thanks for the tutorial.

Tami Bayer said...

You rock Cat! I even have some Halloween cupcake liners for this. Thanks for the step by step.