Now Jennifer told me I did not have to post the massive load of stuff she sent me.. so I won't
Instead I will just show you this picture of my pie pan: Yummy!!
Jennifer did ask me to talk a little bit about some of the cakes I sent her so that I will do ;)
Now miniatures and miniature foods are not simple to make, the baking process can be even longer than real life baking. So while I will show you some of the hows, your processes can be different as all artists have their own tricks of the trade and techniques. Just try and have fun.
Cookies are some of the easiest foods to start with as the technique for cookies can be expanded upon for lots of foods.
You can see in this shot I have mixed a bit of tan clay with some pre-baked crumbles of choco chip clay.
Cut out, stamp or shape your cookie. Then your going to smash a bit of tinfoil on the top of the cookie to give it some detail.
Once you have your shape and dents you will apply some chalk around the edges and dabbed points to replicate browning done by oven. My cake tutorial shot....
You see I haven't covered the entire cookie, just edges and blotches.
This part is optional but I added a few extra chips to poke out of the cookie for detail before baking:
Cakes and slices can be done the same way. For this piece I have done a square slice but you can do round or a triangular piece.
When doing light cakes you should use a translucent clay mix. As you know I use Premo Sculpey Accents clay in large quantities.
The key to cakes and bread pieces is the crumbling texture you produce when you swirl the clay: Using a pin, exacto or toothpick you will make circles or swirl the surface very delicately, but thoroughly.
After lots of swirls and turning you will get your crumbled surface.
That's when you apply your chalk in in colors around the edges and top of the cake slice. If you are frosting the whole cake..then you don't need to.
Cheesecakes can be done different ways as well but the piece I created for Jennifer was a single serve.
The crumb coat can be made with tan clay, yellowish brown whatever mix you are going for but this is how I do my bases, with brown and tan swirl
Then you will add a very thin layer of that mix to the bottom of your cheesecake colored square. And only swirl the bottom layer like we did with the cakes to produce crumb.
Color with your chalk
Of course there are many varied techniques here and more questions to field but this should get you started on making some wonderful treats yourself.
This got long ..talk Valentines soon ;)