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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / The Royal Wedding cake miniature...plus some of my newest projects on: February 17, 2015 01:53:00 PM

Been wanting to make the wedding cake of Kate Middleton and Prince William ever since I watched the wedding live in 2011. My skill level at the time I didn't feel was up to par. The biggest difficulty for me was getting the correct shape on the bottom tier. I used a heart cookie cutter and placed circles in between. Then I based the scale of the rest of the cake on that. It's about 4 inches tall. The only engineering issue was building it in 2 parts then baking and gluing together afterwards. It took approx 35/36 hours to complete. Every square centimeter of this thing had extreme detail. The most time consuming layer with the 3rd tier. Tiny little snakes of clay placed vertically in a scalloping banner shape. I added the cream ribbon detail after baking as well as a silk cord detail placed between the 3rd and 4th tier and the 4th and 5th.
So glad to be finished this one.

These are special orders for ornaments.

Mini of my pug. My first animal with fur attempt. I'm very happy with the subtle fawn coloring. I studied him closely.

2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Is there a clear/more translucent clay? on: January 27, 2015 03:46:28 PM
I use the Premo Translucent when I want to give the illusion of nothing yet it dries a bit yellow-y. Does anything exist that's more clear or cleaner looking?
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / My newest miniature cake on: September 26, 2014 09:51:12 PM

Real cake

An all time favorite of mine. From Olofson Design bakery. No new techniques used except finding that ideal shade of blue ribbon.
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / My latest miniature cakes on: August 07, 2014 08:37:08 PM
First is a replica on Nicole Richie's wedding cake.

Loved this cake the second I saw it. No new techniques really except for the tiers that I angled. I basically just rolled a semi thick piece in my pasta machine and used the straightedge to angle it and form it to give it a slope.
The little figures were killing me. I used a headpin for the canopy holder, then after baking I attached a piece of fabric to the cake. Then did my favorite technique ever- gold powder mixed with glaze.

Next is this quilted pink one that I took from a few different ideas. Custom design for someone.

Btw, I've been posting progress shots and little tutorial videos on Instagram :rachelslittlethings
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Miniature Game of Thrones cake on: July 07, 2014 01:18:48 AM
I was lucky enough to have worked on the full size cake so crafting this mini was especially fun. I used some of the same decorating techniques I used on the real one.

Tiny vs. real

From Charm City Cakes West Instagram

Dragon. Not as difficult as I imagined. used wire armature and just sculpted gray clay and textured it.  

First time making a castle and I'm very pleased. I found that simply cutting rectangle shapes and rolling them makes a nice clean pillar shape. I'm not quite happy with the lines and texture. I just used black paint and pressed it on with wire. Then pastels to dirty it up.

Painting the metallic parts were my favorite. Just Mona Lisa metal powder mixed with lacquer.
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / My latest miniature cake on: June 10, 2014 03:56:17 PM

Very proud of this one. Not necessarily any new techniques but I love how it came together. My favorite bits are the Swarovski crystals and shimmery finish on a few of the tiers.
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / A few recent mini cakes on: May 23, 2014 09:19:11 PM
Haven't posted here in forever but my mini cake making has been ever so busy.

A few new techniques. I've been using puff paint once baked over ribbon. It creates a cool 3D icing effect. The 2 tier one above I pressed clay into a textured bit of foam for that linen effect then rubbed brown pastels over it.
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / A little Thanksgiving on: November 30, 2013 05:20:06 PM

I was just messing around on Thanksgiving before actually making real food. Wink Nothing is baked. I just wanted to make a tiny thanksgiving dinner and photograph it. The cranberry sauce is pastel shavings and little bits of red clay. The rolls are cream colored clay shades with yellow, orange and black pastels. The turkey shape took me a while to perfect, then I textured it with sandpaper and a crushed piece of foil. Then dusted it with yellow pastel, orange, red, brown, then black. And I rubbed some olive oil on it for the photo. Mashed potatoes are white clay mixed with yellow and the gravy is brown acrylic paint mixed with Deco gel. The green beans are teensy pieces of green clay mixed in deco gel then I shaved some yellow pastel on top for color.

Plates are from Ebay, the silver platter and utensils are from Hobby Lobby Grin

Hope everyone had a good Turkey day!
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Tiny pug on: June 26, 2013 10:44:42 PM
Modeled this while looking at my roomates' pug. He's the perfect model cause he just lays there.

10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Little chocolate mousse wedding cake on: June 26, 2013 05:07:43 PM
This is actually the same design as Hilary Duff's wedding cake. Super easy to make this one, no new techniques.

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