Do you love to bring a season cake into your home that adds that yummy cozy feeling to your tablescape? I know that I sure do but, they sure can get pricey when you have to purchase them for each season. Well, that is why I wanted to share a fun DIY with you, making a faux cake. I have to say that these faux cakes are actually very simple and FUN to make. I picked up the cake forms from Michaels, along what just some brown and tan acrylic paint. I just picked up the very cheap paint because I am all about saving money. After I picked those up, I went to the dollar tree and grabbed the lightweight spackle.
I started with mixing the two paints together to create that golden cake look. The foam will soak up the paint so please make sure that you use one of the stipple paint sponge because it will help spread the paint. Once you start you will just get the paint onto the foam and let it dry. I let mine dry over night just to make sire that it was good and dry. I wanted to make sure that the paint was soaked in because if you are planning one icing the cake you do not want the paint to get onto the white spackle.
The last step is to decide if you want to do a semi-naked cake or a full iced cake. I love the look of a semi-naked cake, which was super easy to make since the you do not have to worry about making the icing smooth. I love that texture of the semi-naked cake gives with the imperfection of the icing. The trick that I found that works best is to just smear the spackle on the cake form and very randomly smear the excess around the cake. Once I iced the cakes I let them dry over night before I put the seasonal floral on top. I am just excited with how this turned out to be the center piece of my Thanksgiving tablescape.
I hope that this will help you create a beautiful cake for your own tablescape and as always, thank you for stopping by the blog, XOXO