Hello! Today I will be showing you various techniques I use when making tiny realistic cakes with polymer clay. They're super fun to make, but require some patience, so keep that in mind!

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;
  • Cutter;
  • Something to work on;
  • Oven;
  • A needle or an exacto knife (something really sharp);
  • Gloss varnish.
Icing variations:
  • Translucent Liquid Sculpey / Liquid Fimo + soft pastel chalk;
  • Silicone (white icing only).
Decoration variations:
  • Polymer clay canes (bought or made, if you know how to);
  • Clay;
  • Confetti / sprinkles;
  • Beads.
Other things you might need:
  • Sanding paper;
  • Clay rolling machine;
  • Findings (only if you are making jewelry);
  • Small cake decorating tips.
Again, you will most likely NOT need ALL of these! This is just a full list of what I used. Look at the tutorial and then cross out what you won't need!

Step 1:

The base of your cake

I do my cakes in 4 ways:
  • divided by icing;
  • layers of colors;
  • jell-o filled;
  • full cake.
We will start off with the first one.
<p>i need to make those polymer clay canes any help? </p>
<p>I want to know how to make the fruit canes the easy way is there any way i culd do the fruit canes they loo cute </p>
<p>Hi, you get a very good step by step tutorial.<br> Allow you to showcase your work?<br> http://world-of-jewelry.ru/shop/</p>
<p>Very cute..</p>
<p>they look so cute!</p>
<p>THANK YOU for this tutorial! Not only is it very informative, you made it easy to understand and fun to read!! I've already made a bunch of these cakes tonight. You're awesome!! </p>
this is great! my mouth was was watering. the details you gave were really helpful
very good! i like it
This is AMAZING!!!
I followed the link from the newsletter thinking these were real cakes :(
newsletter? what newsletter, I want to see too! I've noticed a huge spike in views but I don't know why, that explains it! How do I find this newsletter? I'm a bit new to this site :)
There's a monthly newsletter that gets sent out to all Instructables members that features the editor's picks, and you were featured in it. <br>No idea how you subscribe, I can't find any links to it.
By e-mail or how? I'd appreciate if you could re-send it over to me if it was an e-mail! (to mobixe@gmail.com)
Scroll to the very, very bottom of the page, and there's a sign-up box.
OMG! This is such a great idea! I would never have guessed that they were made out of clay... they all look so real :D <br>Thanks for sharing!
You gave away all your secrets!!! <br>I bow to your generosity and humility! <br>Thank you for letting me peek behind the curtain, <br>M
What a fantastic tutorial! Could you mix the liquid Sculpey with the solid to make white icing? The rainbow cakes are so cool!
You could, but mixing clay with TLS is goin to take you forever D: that's why I prefer chalk. Way more efficient.
Thank you for your very precise tutorial ! Can you do one on the fruit canes that you are showing? I have always wanted to be able to do those, but just can't seem to master them.
Oh, I buy all my canes, since honestly I tried making them many times and failed miserably :/
Fabulous!<br>You covered everything :)<br>Favorited, Followed, Voted!<br>Thanks :)
nice tutorial!!!
These are absolutely adorable and look amazingly lifelike. You are very talented!
This is brilliant! Thank you for such a nice tutorial. I've not played with this clay stuff yet. <br>
Absolutely beautiful!
these are amazing! when working with silicon, you can add corn starch to it to make it set up a lot faster and easier (maybe... at least different) to work with. there are several Instructables on it.
Yum.Yum.Yum. Beautiful work and wonderful instruction! VOTED :-)
Wow very cool. I've always thought that "fake" food was neat. These tiny little replicas are adorable. You have a talent making these look so real. Thanks for posting.
Wow. Very clever
WOW!!! I love your creations. Excellent work. Congrats
Out of the sudden I have this overwhelming craving for cake, and cookies, and dough nuts, and ... . <br>Beautiful work, it looks amazing!!
Did you use FIMO clay? <br>where did you buy whole set of colours?
Oh and I buy all my supplies online, either on Etsy or eBay.
I prefer Sculpey over Fimo as I find it easier to work with. I do have a ton of colors gathered over the years of working with clay, but for example, the light brown and the lightest tan I used for the layered cakes were mixed by using a few colors. Mixing colors is hard without the metal blend machine thing, though...

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