How to create pretend Doll Food!Featured, General — By Shannon Schmid on January 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm
I’ve been having so much fun making miniature furniture and pretend food for my daughters dollhouse lately! I’m not sure how interesting you readers will find it- but I thought I’d share a few of my ideas. The same techniques could be used for making beads, making jewelry, making science projects, or models! So I hope you enjoy!
Below you will see a picture of a “Strawberry Layer Cake” I sculpted. And I feel a little like a “craft macgyver ” when I think of the ingredients! Who knew that some sculpting clay, toothpick, Liquid Nails & chalk shavings could create something that looks good enough to eat?
Making Polymer doll food is also really easy and fun! Here is how I did this particular project:
Step 1 - I bought some white polymer clay- the brand I used is called Sculpey. I started working the clay so it warmed up and got really malleable.
Step 2 - I looked around the house for something that was the size I wanted my cake layers to be. I ended up using a vitamin bottle top to cut the circle from my dough after it was rolled out in the thickness I desired. (When I later made plates to put the cake on a I used a make up jar top- so just play around till you find something you like!)
Step 3 - Squeeze out some liquid nails to fill in the middle layer between your 2 circles of clay and for the frosting. If you want a gel like layer in between use clear gel liquid nails. If you want a more opaque creamy look just use the regular liquid nails(that’s the tube you see pictured).
Step 4 - Using a kitchen knife, shave off chalk fillings from chalk that is the color you want to achieve in your “frosting.” The more shavings the deeper the hue. Mix with a toothpick. And when you have a good color match go ahead and fill and frost your cake using the toothpick!
Step 5 - If you want to add a rope of white clay around your cake add it after the frosting. I also pinched off some red and green sculptey clay and fashioned strawberries. Seeds were made on them just by poking with the toothpick. I also used the toothpick to scratch at the cake surface once I sliced it. It seemed to give a more aerated appearance of cake rather than just smooth. However for a cheesecake or something, smooth would work great! Last- I put my creation on a pan in the oven. Liquid nails is safe up to 300 degrees, and sculptey is generally baked at 250 degrees, 20 minutes per 1/4 of an inch of project. You should follow the directions on your clays package. My cake baked for just 20 minutes and then cured over night!
Next up: How to EASILY make wooden Doll Furniture, without needing to own a hammer or a saw;)