Tutorial for cinnamon buns with Elmer's rubber cement glue icing that looks like real white confectioners sugar icing.
You will need for the cinnamon buns white Pluffy Modeling clay or the Crayola brand that is comparable.
This clay can be molded and stay soft or bake in oven 275 degrees for 15 minutes. Polyform (Sculpty) makes this clay.
I choose white, rolled out real thin on a piece of waxed paper and then thinly coated with brown chalk scraped over course sandpaper. Use a paint brush and coat the entire flat piece. Start on the end and roll very tightly like a roll of dough. Make it the circumference of the finished size of the roll you want. This does not expand or grow in the oven. Use a razor blade and cut the desired size and place in a mini pan you will be using, or individual rolls on a baking sheet. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Using chalks in various golden and brown colors and a paint brush, lightly coat the rolls to give a baked golden brown look with browner edges.
The finished cinnamon buns. Click on picture for details. The top left has been spread on with a small knife. The next one was a monojet glue gun applicator. The bottom are buns in a pan without the icing.
This was an experiment that turned out to be a great look. This could be spread on cakes or a Christmas log. Perhaps color with a drop of paint. It has a fondant look when dry. It does not crack and stays smooth and soft. I found the glue while waiting in the grocery aisle and remember it from my childhood days. It says on the back it is a natural rubber latex. I like the look and texture. It would be great for little cupcakes if dipped and little curls could be created on top. It does have some work time, but it does start to set up quickly from the outside in.