Making realistic polymer clay cakes is ridiculously fun and hands in clay pdf. They make great gifts and dollhouse decorations, and they’re sure to surprise your friends.
I’m going to teach you the basics to polymer clay cake making, and a few ideas to decorate them. I’m uploading some of my best cakes for inspiration, but going to your favorite cake store is also highly recommended. This is a very addictive activity, I hope you’ll enjoy it and if you need tips please let me know! How to make a realistic cake texture.
How to decorate your cake with fondant, icing, etc. I’m also including the cutting template and scale conversion table that I made because I hate uneven slices of cake. Please feel free to download it, print it and use it as much as you want, it works for many other projects too. I use Sculpey III Translucent No. I use Sculpey III Sunshine No. Clay in many colors for fondant, icing, decorations, etc. If you’re going to pipe the clay, softener makes it easier.
Note: Sunshine was recently discontinued, but there’s a color in Premo that’s also called Sunshine and it looks pretty much the same. A rolling pin or pasta machine. For cakes I like to use a tissue blade, razor blade and straight utility knife blade. Pointy needles and toothpicks achieve a better texture. I buy icing nozzles from my cooking store because they’re cheap and easy to use, some people prefer to use a clay extruder but in my opinion, what better way to make realistic pipping than with a real icing nozzle? If you’re using the clays I listed, mix 20 parts of Translucent and 1 part of Sunshine to get a pale, translucent yellow.
I’ve tested many rations and this is the one that gives me perfect results every time. Remember that adding too much colored clay will make the mix opaque, and opaque clay makes chalky looking cakes. You want to add a lot of translucent clay. Also, keep in mind that translucent clay always gets darker when it’s baked, so mix a lighter yellow than you think you will need.