I tried a New and Delicious recipe for Strawberry Vanilla Cake. I found it HERE if you ever want to try it yourself :0) I will show you a few pictures I took along the way...but first, let me move this out of the way...
I started with Vanilla Sculpey Clay, half a block-but only used half of that.
My lovely assistant Emmalee with all of her clay-maken' tools :0)
I cut out three circles, cut 1/4th away, cut that in half, the pulled each piece apart.
The pointy end of a pin is what I used to make the texture on my cake. That was what got me. When I saw how realistic Betsy's cake was I just HAD to try it myself!!!
While these pieces baked I worked on the frosting.
This is about 1/5th a block of clay with some liquid polymer mixed in.
I squirted and mixed, mixed and squirted...it seemed I would never get to the frosting consistency.
Finally, the cake was done "baking" and cooled, frosting ready to spread. I frosted each piece and stacked them up, then threw them all back in the oven to bake for another 15min.
While they were baking this time, we prepared the piping bag for the decorative frosting-with decorating tip and bag never to be used for frosting again :0) This is my lovely assistant Madison.
We also made some little strawberries-my bigger assistant and I. Those babies were TINY!!! Not the easiest part of this project :0)
Voila! Yummy cake you just can't wait to eat!!!
I was hoping for the borders to turn out a little more defined. I think my frosting was just a little runny for the look I was going for, but I really can't complain. I think my first Polymer Cake turned out GREAT!!!