At some point I developed a burning desire to make cupcakes. Not real cupcakes, mind you. I do not cook or bake. Fake cupcakes. Fake, perfect looking cupcakes. First, I needed to figure out how to create perfectly little whipped icing spirals. How do you do that?
Maybe by piping three dimensional paint in an icing bag through a fancy tip?
No, that's not it. They came out yellowed and pock-marked.
What about spackle? Would that come out whiter? Fluffier?
How about Modelling paste? (Also a construction-type material)
Success-ish? Achieved the whipped cream white-color. Fail on the texture. They turned out brittle and hard and very matte. I wanted a shiny delicious look. This was not it.
I ended up doubling down and piping a whole truckload of modelling paste into tiny cupcake foils. For what purpose? Mmm, hard to say. Somewhere there is a whole box of these guys just tucked away for a rainy day in my house. Definitely a journey that could have ended a whole lot sooner than it did.