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washable stage frosting????
« on: Jun 18, 2007, 12:24 am »
Having a very difficult time with one particular prop for our upcoming production of "Bullshot Crummond".

We have a foam cake that the main character knocks onto the floor and then he jumps crotch first onto the cake.   The effect is that his pants are covered in frosting.

I have tried shaving cream, it stains.  I know whipped cream will stain and will not hold up under the lights.

If anyone has a suggestion for a washable, frosting-like spread I would REALLY appreciate some guidance.
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Re: washable stage frosting????
« Reply #1 on: Jun 18, 2007, 01:20 pm »
A paste made out of cornstarch and water maybe?
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Re: washable stage frosting????
« Reply #2 on: Jun 18, 2007, 07:56 pm »
I had a wardrobe mistress with a brilliant series of solutions for this - will try to find her notes - cuz we needed foam that wouldn't stain either (for a different show) but our problem was that the actor needed to ingest as well as get costumes dirty with the foam. In the meantime, since I don't recall this needing to be edible in Bullshot, try whipping soapy water/soft soap into a froth and use that - and clearly it won't stain since it is soap, after all.


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Re: washable stage frosting????
« Reply #3 on: Jun 19, 2007, 10:28 am »
we have found a great solution - kid's foaming bath soap!

it's soap, so it washes out easily.  it's foamy and holds it shape brilliantly.  and comes in lots of colors!!!!

PHEW!  one problem down, a hundred more to go.
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Re: washable stage frosting????
« Reply #4 on: Jul 25, 2007, 05:20 pm »
The solution is children's foaming colored bath soap - it comes in "cake appropriate" colors (pink, yellow, purple) and spreadable and has the consistency of shaving cream but the best part is - IT'S SOAP, so it washes out easily each night in the laundry.
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