Post # 1
So being the crafty person that I am I look at everything and think That would be so simple to make… Sometimes I am correct sometimes I am wrong… usually get it made doesnt always turn out as great or as easy or cheaper. LOL
I look at those little christmas ornaments that are so popular to personalize and think that would be super easy.
I look at these little clay figures on etsy and think I could do that for so much less. So now after FH and I decided on what type of cake we wanted with a bride on top and a fireman groom at the bottom with a ladder to the top … and cant find anything like it online but had found someone to make it out of edible materials… I am thinking i kinda wanna keep it.
SO i want to try to make it out of clay. Has anyone worked with polymer clay before? IS it easy to work with? Is there anything easier to work with? I dont even know where to find it LOL so where can i find such materials
Any advice suggestions or anything would be great LOL
Post # 3
I’ve never personally worked with it but I have heard its very easy to work with! I actually know a 9year old who’s made some pretty awesome things with it. I know if you add Mica to it it give it a shimmery effects.It’s also called Sculpey. I’m sure you could find it at any craft store : )
Post # 4
I made polymer clay cake toppers! Actually, they sat beside the cake. I actually found my inspriation on WB from Lollipop.
She had a whole series of making clay animals. Here’s a tutorial: http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/02/06/penguin-cake-toppers/
I bought some clay at Michael’s and it was pretty easy. Be sure to roll it to soften it, either against your hand or a table. I also used a butter knife and toothpick as tools, other than that it was just my hands. And if you mess up, you can shape it again!
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House
It’s super easy and cheap! I get little blocks of Sculpy from Michael’s for less than a dollar a square. Just roll, form, bake and go! You can make them shiny later by spraying them with shellac if you like that look. Have fun!
Post # 6
I would recommend you try working with Premo clay first – it’s softer than Sculpy or Fimo, so easier to work with. When you’re making your item/figure/etc. mix your colored clay about 50/50 with “translucent” Premo clay – that mix is how you make colors and items look realistic, and less “clay-like” when baked.
You should be able to find Premo at AC Moore, Michaels, etc. – arts and craft shops.
Are you planning to make the bride and groom out of clay? For the ladder, depending on what you want it to look like – you could google dollhouse/miniature stairs/railing/ladders. There are several “simple” looking options that I think would look like a ladder if they were leaned up against a cake.
For shading, you can use several different types of paints (most applied after baking the clay), or you can use crushed pastels (applied before baking the clay).
PM me if you have any questions about Premo clay. Your idea is cute!
Post # 7
Here is a picture of how i want the cake to be… i want to make something similar to this… would clay would be too heavy to put on top of the cake? I also wonder if i need to put something in it to stabilize it and keep it together?
Ok so here is my question…. I dont want to lay it down as a fear of flattening it…. so how do i bake it? Standing up? Should i put a base on it?
Post # 8
I worked with that stuff all the time when I was younger! If you’re worried about weight, you can make a tinfoil “filling” to sculpt the clay around. You could also ask your baker for suggestions, they may know a good way to brace the cake as well. And to keep things from moving while baking, you may want to support them with wire (inside the arms, for example, or something solid to support it from the outside. You can build a whole “skeleton” with the tinfoil and wire. You’ll use less clay this way too!)