What you will need mostly depends on what cakes you will make. So I suggest going through the whole tutorial first, don't be shocked that the list is long!
Definitely going to need:
- Clay. Colors depend on what color cakes you want;
- Something to work on;
- A needle or an exacto knife (something really sharp);
- Gloss varnish.
- Translucent Liquid Sculpey / Liquid Fimo + soft pastel chalk;
- Silicone (white icing only).
- Polymer clay canes (bought or made, if you know how to);
- Confetti / sprinkles;
- Sanding paper;
- Clay rolling machine;
- Findings (only if you are making jewelry);
- Small cake decorating tips.
I do my cakes in 4 ways:
- divided by icing;
- layers of colors;
- jell-o filled;
- full cake.
Cakes divided by icing are pretty much what the name suggests. Along with some examples of where you're going with this, here's how you make their base:
Take a piece of clay as thick as you want your cake to be. Cut it into a triangle and then cut that triangle into two similar pieces.
Use something really sharp or pointy for texturing. DO NOT make holes! You need to sort of tease the clay, make random strokes with your sharp item. For me a swirly random pattern works best. Do this to both long sides on both pieces of the cake.