Husband is doing lights for our church's production of The Emperor's New Clothes:
...and somehow volunteered me to make two dozen cupcakes for the props department! Uh, thanks honey (but really, it was fun).
After some brainstorming (foam? plaster? actual cupcakes?), I decided to try my hand at paper maché. Boy, is that stuff messy.
First, I cut 1" strips of newspaper and shaped the bottom of the cupcakes on the underside of an actual cupcake pan:
Then I balled up newspaper and pasted strips over the top:
Finally, we painted and decorated! I take this part very seriously.
I wanted to make them cute enough to either a) auction for the kids' fundraiser, or b) give to the cast members. Of course, I'll be keeping a full set of six for us. :)
Tonight, we go to the play!