Who doesn’t need a giant faux cupcake? Gail at Can’t Stop Making Things made this one for a silent auction, but there are lots of occasions that call for giant cupcakes – I’m sure you’ll think of a few! You can get almost everything you need for this at the dollar store, but hurry because pool noodles are nearly out of season (have you noticed the Halloween and Christmas stuff infiltrating stores? That means the summer and pool-related stuff is all on its way out!). Gail also includes instructions for making a faux ice cream sundae. [click here for full project instructions]

You’ll need to visit your local home improvement store to find Great Stuff, which is an expanding foam in a can. It is kind of spendy, but you should be able to get a lot of foam out of it (make multiple cupcakes! or use for other similar projects – it’s great for stage/prop type stuff, so save it for your haunted house project!).

Project Estimate:
  • Plastic tub (paper paint bucket will work too), $1
  • Plastic plate to fit top of tub, $1
  • Swimming “noodle”, $1
  • Red rubber ball from a paddle ball set, $1
  • Wooden skewer, on hand or $1
  • Kraft paper, on hand or $1
  • Great Stuff, about $6.50 a can
  • Wax paper, on hand
  • Glue gun, on hand
  • Serrated bread knife, on hand

Total cost: $11.50 and up