Friday, September 20, 2019

Fruit Sorbets - A Sweet #FakeFoodFriday!

This week's #fakefoodfriday is a simple. sweet one!  This tray of sorbets were for a production of Don Giovanni.  Finding the plastic cups were the hardest part, and I don't remember where we got these (it's been over 3 years and I've slept some since then... sorry!).  We may have even found them in stock... ANYWAY.  The idea is relatively customizable to any ice cream/ sorbet type of dessert.  
Materials: DuPont Enerfoam, colored paper, insulation foam, fake fruits, spray primer, paint, tacky glue
Tools: PPE!, scissors, Olfa knife

To make these sorbets, we started by making some sorbet scoops out of DuPont Enerfoam.  It's very similar to Great Stuff! with the added bonus of a reusable nozzle/gun.  For those unfamiliar with both products, it's a foam sealant usually used to fill cracks.  USE CAUTION WHEN USING THESE PRODUCTS!  They are made with chemicals that are extremely bad for your health.  We used our spray room for adequate ventilation.  

To make the sorbet-like scoops, we made a bunch of blobs and then picked the 6 we liked the most.  They only needed to fill the opening of the glass.  You want to avoid making anything that is too thick with Enerfoam (or Great Stuff!) because it requires air to cure.  It is possible that the insides of thick globs of this kind of expanding foam will take a very very long time to cure fully.  It's also extremely sticky if you accidentally poke your finger into an uncured glob.  And, yes, I do speak from experience... WEAR GLOVES.

Inside each glass is a roll of colored paper.  We picked these three because it's what we had in stock, and could make paint to match.  When our globs were dry, we painted them (first with a spray primer so the paint would stick) and then acrylic.  

The blueberries and strawberries were from our stock, but the lemon slices are small pieces of foam, carved and painted.  We cut a small groove in those 'scoops' to accommodate the slices, and glued them in with tacky glue.

We stuck them on tray using Joe's Sticky Stuff and they were good to go!


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