Faux Food Creations



  • Madeleine mold
  • Spray foam
  • Popcicle stick
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheet or something flat to weigh down the back of the mold
  • Acrylic paints (tan, cream, and yellow)
  • Matte Mod Podge
  • Optional: baby powder or cornstarch for powdered sugar, air-dry clay to patch holes, chocolate icing (clear caulk & brown paint)

Step 1: Spray the foam into the molds

Use a silicone madeleine mold and a can of spray foam filler. Make sure to wear gloves during this process. Spray foam is very sticky and does not come off easily. Start by carefully piping the spray foam into the madeleine molds. While it is still wet, scrape off excess foam with a popsicle stick. Make sure that you get the foam filler into all the crevices. By doing so you will eliminate air bubbles that might form which could cause your madeleine to have holes.

Once all the molds are filled, place a piece of wax paper over the top and cover with a cookie sheet or anything that can put some weight on the mold. This will keep the foam from ballooning out too much. Let the mold sit overnight before removing the cookie sheet.

Step 2: Remove the cookies from the mold

Peel the wax paper off the back and remove the cookies from the mold. Trim the edges with scissors. If you have holes in your cookies like I did, you can add just a bit of air dry clay to fill in the holes. 

Step 3: Paint & decorate the cookies

Paint your madeleines with a mixture of yellow and cream for the base. Mix together a golden brown color and paint everything that is raised on the madeleine with that color. Around the edges add a bit of a darker brown color to give the appearance that they are perfectly cooked and golden brown. 

To make the chocolate icing, mix together clear caulking and brown paint. Paint the cookie diagonally making them appear that they have been dipped in chocolate. You can sprinkle baby powder or cornstarch on top of the plain madeleines so it looks like powdered sugar.

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