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post #1 of 12 Old 10-09-2010, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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my latest cupcake box

This one is Cherry with a holly lid. The icing on this one is epoxy with latex paint mixed in for the color.
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I like!!! Now I'm hungry.

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Neat project, and nice use of different materials.
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The last one that you posted had some issues with the icing. This one looks great. Is this the new "recipe" that you were going to try for the icing. If so, it looks like it worked out. Although, I thought that the other cupcakes looked really good too.

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The icing is being a problem but part of that was the heat. It's working qualities are much better at 70 degrees than the 90 it was for last few. It's still too glossy. I'm working on an idea to make a false cupcake top that I cover with wax. Then do the icing separately from the real box. That way I can spray it with a matt or semi-matt spray. Then remove it from the fake top and glue it to the real top.
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I'm just throwing this out there, but would wood filler work? You could mix it with paint, the same way you have been for the epoxy and it wouldn't have the sheen that the epoxy does. Some brands already come in tubes for squeezing it into the gaps so I would think that the consistency would already be a thinner one like icing. I'm not criticizing the way you do it, I'm just throwing some ideas around.
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I tried wood filler. It has 2 problems. One is it's too fragile. you can't put fine details in because you can break them off. Second, it's tan. It's hard or impossible to make the pastel colors that you see on a lot of icing because the tan affects the color. It does have the right amount of shine.
I also tried plaster of paris, 2 clays and several paste epoxies. They all have problems. I'm mixing thickeners with the epoxy I'm using. Even those have problems.
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Darn, I thought I had a great idea. If I think of something else, I'll be sure to run it by you for your opinion.

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Back when I did radio controlled airplanes there was white powder filler material that you mixed into epoxy called microballoons. Maybe you could try that stuff mixed with epoxy for your frosting - it'd start out white (except for the tint of the epoxy) and it can be worked/sanded. Just don't breathe the powder! Just found it here http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHZ15&P=FR
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I've tried 3 different fillers made by West Systems. The only one that works is the 406 which I believe is similar to micro balloons. This box was made using the 406 plus the epoxy and slow hardener.
I'm going to go back and visit drywall mud if I can find it in powder form. It's too thin straight out of the can. I don't know if it's strong enough. It wasn't when I originally played with it but I was trying to make a rose and the petals are too fragile. I may just use it for more simple icing designs.
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Maybe Durabond or a Rock putty?

Just guessin' I dont know.

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These cupcakes keep getting better. If you are looking at drywall mud try the dry quickset mud. You can mix to a consistency you need and when set is much harder than standard drywall mud. All the big box stores carry it.

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