Friday, March 8, 2019

Fake Food Friday - Kolaches & Pastel de Guavas Guest post from Jenn Higgins

It's time for another guest #fakefoodfriday post!  This time we have some delicious looking kolaches and Pastel de Guavas from Jenn Higgins, who is an artisan at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre in Milwaukee, WI (aka where our dear founder Anna was working when she started this blog!).
For Milwaukee Rep’s production of “One House Over”, the actor was going to consume one kolache from a box of them. To create my kolache, I cut a piece of craft felt, and used spray adhesive to attach a thin layer of natural cotton batting. This helped the felt have a thicker and more pastry like texture. 

Next I painted a latex and acrylic paint mixture over the batting. 



I repeated these steps for the interior corners not covered by the “filling” (carved and painted pink foam).




A little extra acrylic paint, some hot glue to hold them together, and a sprinkle of corn starch baby powder for a powdered sugar look and they were stage ready!






These are Pastel de Guavas made for the Milwaukee Rep’s production of “In The Heights”, made of carved upholstery foam, then covered in batting and latex in a similar fashion! 



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 Thanks for the tips, Jenn!  The cotton batting is such a great pastry texture!  Do I need to go out and get some pastries tomorrow?  That would be a hard yes.  Happy FFFriday everyone!

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