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« on: January 05, 2011 12:51:27 AM »

HI!!!  Cheesy

i was just wondering on how you get the frosting on cupcakes to look so realistic? Also the cupcake wrappers and icecream wafer looking cones?

And any other tips on getting realistic looking food would be greatly appreciated

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011 09:05:28 AM »

Others will chime in with their particular tips, but frosting can be made with solid polymer clay thinned with liquid polymer clay, Sculpey's Diluent/Softener, or various oils, etc...or it can be made with whilte silicone caulking at least.  It can also be applied by hand or extruded through an icing tip or other extruder shape.  So not sure which you're asking about.

There are a lot of tips and links to lessons on making frostings, etc., on the Miniatures page of my site (under the Frostings, Icings, Etc. subcategory) though if you want to check those out:
And the Clay Guns page also has a subcategory on extruding polymer clay through icing tips (from colored liquid polymer clays to very softened solid polymer clays, or any consistency in-between):
http://glassattic.com/polymer/claygun.htm (click on the subcategory Icing Tips for Soft Clay)
That Miniatures page will also have info on making things like waffley ice cream cones, as well as all kinds of other food, though there's also a section on Candies and Other Sweets on this page:

A bunch of good info on miniature sweets (cakes, cupcakes, frostings, ice cream, etc) hasn't yet made it onto my site and won't for awhile, so I'll send that to you by Private Message.

There's also lots of info about doing those things in previous answers here at Craftster.  You can find many of those by using the Search feature (upper right), and searching for words like frosting, cupcake, waffle cone or just waffle, etc.

Diane B.

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011 12:28:32 PM »


I found that mixing "Scenic Shovelled Snow" with liquid clay is the best solution for the frosting: it is easy + fast to mix, you can control the consistency and not messy. Also the outcome is much more realistic than just diluting the white clay with the liquid clay. Plus you can use an icing nozzle to pipe pretty clay cake decorations.

I have tried it myself and this method is orginally from A.Scarr latest book.


« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011 12:43:12 PM »

I use Delta Texture Magic, mixed with cornstarch and acrylic paint for color.  It can be spread or piped and has a great frotsting texture.  It's in craft stores with the stencil paints usually.
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