Tutorial : Packaging for bread, cookies or in my case, Cheese cake !

Hellloo my reader ^^

Today will be a packaging post. As you know from the previous tutorial, I made a Cheesecake for my friend in Korea ^^
I had to package it somehow, and so I made it out of paper. This type of packaging will be great for breads, and long cakes of the sort, enjoy !!

So here we go !

Materials

Materials

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Your clay creation

Template

  • Measure out your creation’s dimensions, and that will be the base shape of the packaging. Mine was about 3cm x 1.5 cm. (Blue outline is the base shape)
  • I didn’t want to add to much height to the packaging , so I think the edge was 0.5 cm ? (From the blue to pink outline )
  • Remember the tabs that will be used for constructing !
  • Cut out + Crease
Putting box together
  • I wanted the edges to have a slight slope so I changed the shape a little bit.
  • Make the base stronger with some cardboard
  • Glue into the box
Completed
  • Here it is completed !
Cheesecake in the packaging

Sorry my explanations weren’t that great ><
If you do have any questions, just leave a comment ^^
My next tutorial will be the box that I used to package my Cappuccino Cake , so be waiting for that !
Cappuccino CakeI haven’t made a tutorial for this cake, but if you do want it, just request it. 
Thanks for reading !
-Cyn

Tutorial : Cheese cake

Hey guys !

Today, I will be making cheesecake. This is SUPER simple, and for this one, you’ll see once again how effective pastel is ^^

Here we go !

Materials

Materials

  • Baby yellow clay ( or mix white with yellow)
  • A brown ( studio sculpey : Nutmeg)
  • Orange
  • Toothbrush
  • A rectangle cutter (this is about 1 cm by 0.5 cm)
  • Pastel (orange and brown)

Layers of cheesecake

  • Mix the orange and baby yellow together
  • Roll out kind of thick
  • Roll out brown thin ( not too thin, make sure it’s visible)

Shape

  • Layer it on top of each other
  • Use the rectangular cutter ! ( if you don’t have one , a razor blade would work. Just make sure the shapes are all the same)

Texture

  • Using your toothbrush, texture the sides LIGHTLY. Try to only get the texture on the yellow part.

Completed

  • Shade with pastel.
  • I used a mix of orange and brown. Don’t make it too brown, the surface of cheesecake is usually an orangey colour ^^

Bake and glaze ^^

And there we go ^^

Super easy right ? You can also see the pastel really added the detail onto it , wahaha ! Of course you can use a circle cutter to make it look more like traditional cheescake,,
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this one, if you do have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment !

Thanks for reading

-Cyn

Cold Porcelain – A comparison

Hello Hello !

Today’s post will be sort of like a review on Cold Porcelain. This is just to show you guys how well cold porcelain takes textures. The textures I will be using are ice cream, cake and bread/cookie.

Here we go ! 

Ice cream texture

Here is the ice cream texture. I was actually surprised because, making this texture is wayyyyyy easier than using polymer clay. The breaks were very easy to achieve, whereas, in polymer clay if you handled the clay too much, the breaks would not appear. The only bad thing is the cracking in the clay. When this clay was drying, the top and everything was okay, but at the bottom, there were some very visible cracks. Ofc, this would not be a problem if you made a good batch of CP.

Failed cake texture

The cake texture. You can clearly see that this didn’t go very well….
As you know, CP is  very soft, so creating crumbs ( by overlapping the scribbles) was very hard. You can also see the swirly marks made by my needle tool.
This just means that, cake texture is not suitable for CP.

Bread texture

Here is the bread/cookie texture.
I think this turned out pretty well. There’s not much more to say.

And there you go !
A short comparison on CP to polymer clay on texture. Sorry for the big images… I didn’t realise the size was going to be like this. I thought it would automatically resize itself like it normally does…

Hope this was helpful ^^

If you have any questions, just leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading!
-Cyn

Tutorial : Minnie Mouse cruller donut

Hello my dumplings !

Today is going to be a tutorial on the “Minnie mouse cruller donut”

This is following on with that strapya series that I was making.  It was inspired by the following image… except, it’s the blurry one in the background TT

Strapya Cruller donut

Now, the one I’m going to be making is a bit uglier, it’s got texture, it’s less shiny, and the icing part isn’t exactly the same…

But here we go anyway !

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Materials:

Materials

  • Translucent sculpey or Fimo deco gel
  • Light yellow clay (or whatever you want your donut to be)
  • Pink pastel ( or whatever you want your icing colour to be)
  • Needle tool
  • I didnt actually end up using the white…. (also, my camera decided to focus on the bottle of TLS…)

Basic shape

  • First, divide your clay into thirds. 1/3 will be for the ears, and the other 2/3 will be the main body.
  • Roll out the 2/3 into a log and make it into a circle shape.
  • Take the 1/3 of clay and divide it into two. Roll them out into logs, and make mini circles.
  • Attach to the main body.
  • Make sure you blend the edges !

Adding the details

  • Here are the two types of needle tools I have. One is thicker. For this creation, I will be using the thicker needle tool
  • Start making the pattern into the clay. Don’t sketch it out like I did ( I ended up not following it..)
  • Make light indents into the clay, and when you’re happy with it, make them deeper and more defined.
  • Do the same the ears.

Making the icing

  • Here is the completed donut. (If you want to, use a tooth brush to add some texture)
  • Now we ice it ! Add some TLS with pink pastel. I actually ended up putting deco gel into it… do not do that. (Unless you want it to be runny)
  • Mix mix mix ,

Putting on the icing

  • As you can see, the ‘icing’ looks like it’s really thick…. well since I added deco, it ended up running down all the sides while it was baking.
  • This resulted into the second image, you can see that there is a pool of icing haha,,
  • Bake
  • Glaze

And there we go ! ;D
As you can see, my version of the Minnie mouse cruller donut is definitely different than the strapya one. I wanted the icing to have a really nice shiny effect, so I added deco gel….ah

It still looks okay right ?

I hope you enjoyed this ! Thanks so much for reading !

-Cyn

Tutorial : Piping bag

Hallo Hallo !

This was a request, so here is a quick tutorial for preparing a piping bag. For the piping bag, you can use an actual one, or more commonly,  a ziploc bag.

Materials:

Materials

  • Scissors
  • Your icing tip
  • Sellotape
  • Ziploc bag / piping bag
As you can see, I don’t have a ziploc bag ><;; Sorry ! Instead,  I made a piping bag from a piece of paper….
Sticking on the icing tip
  • Cut the tip off the ziploc /piping bag
  • Place the tip over it
  • Sellotape in place ! I usually just wrap the tape around a couple of times. Make sure it’s secure !
Completed
  • I guess it should look something like this… instead of the paper, imagine a ziploc bag :)
And its done !
This is just how I prepare my bags for piping dollops of ‘cream’. Ofc, I use an actual ziploc bag instead of paper. Although, I’m thinking if you could make the piping bag out of baking paper, and then sticking the icing tip on…. do you think it’ll work ? Maybe I’ll try it one day ..

 

Another method is to just cut the tip of the bag, and then place the icing tip from the inside. I was going to show you, but as you can see, the paper isn’t transparent…
This method works as well, but you have to make sure you tape down the sides of the bag where it wraps about the icing tip. This is because you’ll get ‘cream’ into the sides, and then it’ll ooze out.

Hope this was helpful, if you have any questions, just leave a comment ^^

Thanks for reading!

-Cyn

Tutorial : Mickey mouse cream puff

Hey guys !

Another Mickey mouse themed tutorial today !
If you read my first tutorial that is the mickey mouse donut, you’ll know that I got these ideas from Strapya world.

Strapya Mickey mouse cream puff charm

Let’s get started !

Materials

Materials

  • Butterscotch clay (yellow-ish clay)
  • White clay
  • Some type of “whipped cream” (clay, deco, or some kind of white sealant)
  • Brown pastel
  • Liquid sculpey ( sculpey is best because fimo deco will give a transparent-ish finish- which is not what I want)
As you can see, I mixed the butterscotch colour with white to make it lighter. This is the bun of the cream puff.
Making the shape
  • Make one ball + 2 smaller ones for the ears.
  • Split the larger one into two
  • Make one half (of the larger ball) into a bun shape. Which is basically like a dome.
You’ll see that in the third image, I made the ears level with the dome shaped clay. You don’t actually want this. When I put the ‘cream’ into the clay, and sandwiched the two pieces together, I found that the ears were not big enough…. this is a really bad explanation, you’ll see what I mean in the end.
Making icing
  • You see the bun shape ? Also, notice how the other half is significantly thinner. We don’t want it to be the same thickness as the dome.
  • Mix the liquid sculpey with brown pastel
Adding icing
  • Add the icing onto the bun. Make sure when you add it, you give the ‘chocolate’ a ‘drizzled’ effect. The sculpey is thick enough to hold it’s shape, so don’t worry too much about it.
  • Bake.
  • You’ll see than the sculpey baked matte. This is what we want because it looks like real chocolate this way. Fimo deco gel is quite light in texture, and will not hold its shape. Also, it finishes quite transparent.
I actually just wanted to leave it like this…. it looked quite nice haha
Making and adding cream
  • Now is the time to add your ‘cream’
  • I am not using liquid clay + white clay. As you can see, it’s a type of tile filler. “Selley’s No more gaps”.
  • You only need a small amount. To make it thicker, and hold it’s shape, mix with some type of flour. I usually just use tapioca (which is like corn/potato starch)
  • Add onto the bottom half of the bun
Completed
  • Sandwich the top and bottom together and there!
  • As you can see, the ears are not actually touching the surface… this is what I meant when  I said to make the ears bigger. If you have a tiny piping tool, pipe the cream in. This way , it’ll have more detail.
Hope you like ! The next one is coming soon
-Cyn

Tutorial : Alternatives of Whipped cream

Hey guys !

As promised, here is my tutorial on different types of whipped cream. Sorry it took so long..  I finally went into crazy craft mode and made a lot of tutorials….
Some are still in editing stage and will be saved as drafts for later posts. I wasn’t actually going to post this one up so early, I was hoping to post the mickey mouse themed ones first, but since I think is is more helpful,  here it is !

(I really hope this helps, because when I was first starting, I didn’t know this at all ! )

Here we go !

Here are the types of whipped cream you can make for your creations:

  •  Sealant
  • TLS (Translucent liquid sculpey)
  • Cold porcelain
  • Puffy paint
  • Hot glue

Sealant: I use a white sealant that is for tiles. It’s air dry, and I’m pretty sure there’s a photo of it somewhere in my previous posts.

Sealant cream

  • You see that normal blob ? That’s the sealant. The dollop of ‘cream’ next to it was piped out. I made a whole bunch and that was the best looking one. You see, the sealant’s consistency isn’t very thick, so some of the ‘cream’ that I piped out spread a little. This made them flat, and the pattern wasn’t defined as I would’ve liked.
  • To thicken up your sealant, just add cornstarch or potato starch , or in my case, Tapioca flour. Mix mix mix ! The more you put in, the thicker it gets ! ( Try not to put too much, or else it’ll get sort of lumpy).
  • In the third picture, you can see that it can hold the peaks ! This is good consistency.
  • It takes about a day for the outside to dry (depending on the thickness of your cream), and probably about…… 2 days ? For it to dry completely. Although, depending on the humidity, it may take longer.

Cake using sealant cream

  • Here is a cake that I iced with sealant. This was the day I thought of using starch to thicken it up, ohoho !
  • Also, since the sealant dries matte, make sure you glaze it afterwards.
Comparison of sealant
Here’s an extra comparison picture I took a few days ago. The one with the ‘cocoa’ powder is the sealant with tapioca starch added. Can you sort of tell the difference ? The pattern of it is much more defined, and sharp compared to the other one. The other one isn’t as defined, and it did spread a little.

Cold Porcelain: Again, this is an air dry type of ‘cream’. The process of making this is basically the same as the TLS.

Making the cold porcelain cream

  • As you can see, I am using PVA glue and cold porcelain.
  • Find a container, or some sort of surface to mix the ‘cream’ in.
  • Mix mix mix ! The thickness of the ‘cream’ depends on the ratio of CP:PVA glue.

Colouring the CP cream

  • Here’s what it looks like on this random piece of clay. It sort of looks like the icing on buns right ? Ohoho, the consistency is quite thin here.
  • I added more clay, and a litttle bit more PVA. Can you tell the consistency is thicker ?
  • Let’s try adding some colour. I am using pastel.

Coloured porcelain

  • Using pastel doesn’t really give the ‘cream’ a very concentrated colour. Try acrylic paint if you want something more concentrated.
  • Also, see how this consistency can hold the ‘peaks’.
  • And again, just how it it looks like on top of that piece of clay. You can swirl the clay with a needle tool ( or toothpick). It will hold the swirls nicely.

Now, the only concern I have for CP whipped cream are the cracks. If you do manage to make CP that doesn’t crack, then this won’t be an issue. Also, keep in mind that CP does shrink when it dries. This left little holes in the ‘cream’, but it’s not too noticeable, and should be fine.

Translucent Liquid SculpeyThe steps for making translucent liquid sculpey is exactly the same as the CP version. Since it is basically polymer clay, all you need to do is bake to set it. This version of the ‘whipped cream’ is definitely the most time efficient ( since you don’t need drying time). However, it is also the most pricey.

TLS

  • All you need is Liquid sculpey and the clay of your choice. You could use Fimo deco, but I find TLS is better.
  • The steps are exactly the same as the Cold porcelain version. However, it does take LONGLONG to mix. It’s best if you make a big batch all in one go to save you time.
  • When you start mixing, start off with a little bit of clay : TLS. This is because, you’ll need way more TLS than clay. Slowly add more clay to thicken the consistency.
  • The second image is my batch of TLS. When I need to use it, I just take a little bit out, and add colour if I need to.
  • Remember to bake it ! It’s best to add TLS after your creation is baked, this is so you have a more solid surface to work on.

Puffy Paint: This isn’t really whipped cream, but puffy paint is AWESOME as drizzle. It isn’t that pricey, so yeah. The only downside is that, you can’t really pipe it out with a pattern.

Puffy Paint

  • This is my puffy paint collection ! This all came in a pack,,,,, for about 4 NZD ? Don’t really remember.

Coloured of Puffy paint

  • Here is the nozzle that usually comes with the puffy paint. This is what I meant when I said that you couldn’t really pipe it out with a ‘pattern’.
  • The second image is just the colours.
  • Notice in the third image , the colours are darker. Puffy paint gets darker as it dries. I just randomly made this cake with leftover clay…. sorry, it’s a bit ugly.
  • Puffy paint takes about a day to dry ? You could use a hair dryer but when I did , it ended up spreading everywhere TT. Plus, if you blow dry it, you have to hold your creation, and then your fingers end up burning. Just let it air dry. 
Hot glue: Now this technique, I haven’t actually tried myself. I saw it on youtube a while back , and it is very effective as drizzle for deco den. The only thing is that you’ll have to buy coloured hot glue. I can’t really find them in NZ (only the glitter ones), so yeah.
Here’s a video !
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Aaaand there we go !
I really hope this helped ! When I first started out with polymer clay, I only knew about TLS. It made me so sad when I added too much clay, and needed to add HEAPS of TLS to get it into a smooth consistency…

If you have any more ways to make whipped cream, please leave a comment :D
And as always, if you have any questions, just leave a comment !

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn