Janne Robberstad

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Fake cake, mock muffin

By spotogspindel | November 1, 2014

Phew! Life has been incredibly hectic the past weeks! Tomorrow we premiere Pippi Longstocking in Haugesund Theatre. I´ve been organizing costumes, props and parts of the set. Most of it borrowed from other theaters, and a few newly-made things. Including a big table filled with cakes. Those of you who know me, know that I´m not much of a kitchen-wiz. But this time I´ve had a chance to make a fake cake and mock muffins, and that´s something totally different!


The mock-muffins is made with expansive building foam squirted into little paper-cups. Once dry, I painted a mix of yellow and orange acrylic paint, leaving parts of the foam unpainted. I found a muffin-plate in a charity-shop, and voliá! a Mock-muffin-tower!


At the same charity-shop I found an old aluminum cake-form. Instead of using it to mold a cake in, I painted the form itself, with the same yellow and orange acrylic paints. The “cream” around the bottom is expanding building foam, and the decoration on the top is a textile coronation. In order for it to look like jello, maybe I should have added a layer of high-gloss varnish. Now it looks more like mousse. At least from a distance. 🙂


A photo from the cake-party-scene. The other cakes are made by other prop-makers, and are made with styrofoam, spongy-foam, silicon and textiles.

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