Faux Whipped Cream Made Easy
Faux whipped cream, who would’ve thought it was possible. But it is, and it’s very easy. After painting my mugs to update my coffee bar, I thought something was missing. There needed something more. But What? While scrolling on Facebook, I came across a picture of an adorable mug with whipped cream. Real whipped cream mind you. It looked so adorable and was exactly the look I wanted, but how do you make faux whipped cream?
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- Dap lightweight spackling compound
- Paint color of your choice I used Dixie Belle Soft Pink
- icing bag
- tip for icing
- wax paper
- Mason jar
Trying To Make It Work
Decorating and creating are two of my passions. Everyone wants a gorgeous home, right? Everyone likes to have budget-friendly decor. Having a unique decorating style of own, I wanted to create faux whipped cream for my updated mugs. But how could I, I’ve never done this before? Wanting and doing are two different things right? I use many different mediums when creating. Being a DIYer you get used to using things on hand, after all, I’m going for budget-friendly. I decided on giving Dab joint compound a try. I have had much success with this product for creating raised stencils on my furniture I know it drys rock hard and the consistency was perfect for piping.
Trial and Error
Having Dab on hand, I decided to give it a try. Dab featherweight was the perfect consistency to try and do what I was planning. Its lightweight texture was similar to icing and would easily work I was hoping. Grabbing a small plastic container, I scooped some up. My mug was Soft Pink so I wanted my faux whipped cream to match. Adding a teaspoon of Dixie Belle Soft Pink color I began mixing. Hoping it would take the color nicely. To my surprise, it worked perfectly. The consistency looked like fluffy icing. Being happy with results I moved on the next step not really knowing this was going to work.
Grabbing my pasty bag, a coupler and icing tip number 32. I snipped off the icing bag tip slightly, pushing the pastry tip to the bottom to get a tight fit. Then placed the pastry coupler screwing it on for a secure fit. I tried scooping the mixture into the bag which was a messy situation needing three hands, which I didn’t have. Needing a third hand I decided to try a Mason Jar. Placing the bag over the top and the tip in the center, it worked like a charm. I filled the bag with the mixture making sure not to overfill and only to the line. Removing the bag with the mixture, I began twisting the top trying to remove any air bubbles that might cause a problem later. So this is a great tip when filling an icing bag.
More Trial and Error
Now that I got the bag filled I needed to create something that would sit on top of my mug so it would be easy enough to remove in case I decided to redecorate. Which I often do. I had some scrap foam board so I decided to give it a try. I turn the mug upside down tracing the opening with a pencil. Then cut the circle out with a pair of scissors and placed on top of the mug to see if it was a good fit. It worked perfectly, finally, my idea was coming together, or so I thought. Grabbing my icing bag with the mixture I excitedly began piping the mixture. It began sliding around and I couldn’t get it to work properly. Sometimes with DIY’S it’s all about trial and errors until you figure it out. I grabbed a piece of cardboard and wax paper. wrapping the wax paper around the cardboard then tapping it to the cardboard. I then taped the foamboard to the wax paper so I could stop it from moving around. to my surprise, it worked.
Now that things were finally going in the right direction (hopefully) I was excited to see if all this effort was going to pay off. Placing a large drop in the center I began working my way out to the ends, slightly going over the ends. Not wanting to show the unevenness of my edges. continuing upwards in a circular motion. Wanting this to look like real whipped cream. I created layers working my way up to the top getting smaller and smaller as I went. The mixture was a perfect consistency and was working perfectly for the look I wanted. I had my faux whipped cream. Now to decorate while it was soft. I wanted a boutique fabulous look so I added some pink extra fine glitter. Wanting a cherry on top and not having any, I had small faux grapes on hand. Removing one grape I placed it on top. To my amazement, it worked. After all the trials and errors it finally came together. I was delighted, it had a beautiful glamorous boutique look. The glitter gave it a slight sparkly look and the cherry made it look real. It took forty-eight hours to completely dry. I tested in-between time but it was a little soft. Not wanting to rush, I allowed it to completely dry before placing on top my mug. I actually created faux whipped cream. The decorations were the perfect added touch, but you can do this with any of your choice and any color you prefer. What do you think of my faux whipped cream? Would you try it? Please leave a comment below and perhaps I will do some more projects with faux whipped cream.