Materials: Upholstery Foam, Liquid Latex, Acrylic Paint, Sawdust, Flex Glue
These are another prop from our recent production of Cabaret. As I've mentioned before, it was my job to create a smorgasbord of (inedible) German treats for the engagement party scene. I had recently seen some beautiful prop rolls created out of latex coated upholstery foam, and so I wanted to give the technique a try. I did some poking around to find photos of German foods, and I found a photo of some beautiful rolls over on familyoven.com Now, this might be a good time for a disclaimer. I cheated a bit, St. Lucia buns are actually Swedish.
|Swedish, actually. Don't tell my boss.|
Finally, stuff the little divots in the buns. I used a combination of sawdust, flex glue, and acrylic paint. Once they are dried, put them in a lovely basket, and put them onstage!
Pretty easy, huh?
The only thing that I don't like about this technique is that it is very difficult to get the rolls to be nice and smooth. Perhaps I just need more practice, or perhaps I'm missing something. Does anyone have a surefire way to get upholstery foam to carve smoothly? If so, please comment below, I'd be happy to hear it!
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