HOW TO MUG – PART 2

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Hello lovely People of the internet!

I have been away for quite some time, and in the last blog post I promised you a follow up tutorial to show you how to use the mold we made in that tutorial.

So here we go:

You will need:

  • clay
  • a ball-tool
  • some tiny knives

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First you have to fill up the mold with your clay.

Then remove the clay you don’t need with a knife.

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I even removed a bit from the center, so it will easier to form it in the next step.

For the next step you’re going to take your ball-tool, and push the clay into so mold to hollow it out.

When you do this, clay will push up, which you have to remove again.

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Use the knife to remove the excess .

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Hollow it out even more, until you’re happy with the shape.

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Now it is time to put in in the oven for around 10 to 15 min. You want to bake it a shorter amount of time, since you will have to bake it again later on!

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When it is ready, let it cool off, and then pop your shape out.

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Usually the edges will be uneven, so I take my knife again, to carefully remove more excess and make it smooth.

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When your cup is ready we can move onto making the handle for the mug.

Roll out some clay in a thin shape.

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Cut it even thinner.

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Cut it to the length you will need.

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Since our cup is already baked, it is pretty easy to attach it to the inside of the cup.

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If it is well attached, move it around, and attach the other side to the outside of the cup.

Don’t press to hard! We want the outside to look fine, and not like the inside.

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When you’re ready, you can start adding the tea or coffee or any other drink you want to fill your cup with.

I started by filling the cup with Liquid Clay.

Then I used pastels and a knife to sprinkle some fine powder over the top.

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Mix it in using a toothpick!

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Well…and then you’re ready!

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Now all you have to do is bake it again in the oven for another 20 min. and tadaaaaaa, you’re done! Yeah!

xo,

Lola Who

P.S.: I am planning on blogging more often again!

Wish me luck!

How to Cup with Mold Putty – Part 1

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Oh man what a day!

Nearly forgot that I promised you a little tutorial today! It is super small.. but hopefully super effective :P. Also, I have decided to make this a series, so, this is the second Part of my short and quick tutorials all around Mold Putty.

So, on Tuesday I reviewed Amazing Mold Putty and showed how to use it.

Now there are a lot of ways to use it, for example does it make your life so much easier if you have a mold of a thing you make a lot. I have a lot of cupcake bases that I made myself.

Another thing I use/need fairly often are plates or cups. Plates are easy to buy, but cups are a problem, as they’re either too big or to small, or if they’re attached to a plate already you can’t use them to make a mold.

If you’re into making miniatures you also might stumble across different sized miniatures, so one sized (cup) doesn’t fit all. (When does one size fits all ever work right?)

So here is a simple way of making a mold for mugs in any size and shape you want.

You will need:

  • Amazing Mold Putty (duh)
  • clay
  • (ball tool) or back of a pencil

LEEEEETS BEGIIIIIIIIIN

Roll a bowl of scrap clay and then start by making a cone or dome.

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Make sure to make it a good shape and also try to leave no fingerprints. The cone has to be smooth so you don’t have to correct each of your replicas. That is just so so annoying believe me. ( I know my pictures are great)

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When you’re happy with your shape take a pencil or ball tool and use it (the back) to make an indent in your cone/dome.

This will assure your cup stands.

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Now it is time to bake your cup! Really important!

After baking and cooling down you can get the mold putty to make a mold.

I have explained those steps in my review about Amazing Mold Putty so I will not explain it again.

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And this is the finished product!

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If you want to know how to use this mold now and how to make not only cups but mugs, be sure to follow my blog so you won’t miss the last quick tutorial on how to use Amazing Mold Putty next week!

xo

Lola Who

Heart Cake Tutorial – Polymer Clay

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Today I am going to show you how to make this super adorbs Heeeeeart Cake! Wooooh!!!

So let’s start!

You will need :

  • Any clay you prefer
  • Some tools like tooth picks, knife, (cookie cutter )
  • either : limo liquid or TLS or acrylic colors or deco sauce.
  • Glue and magnet if you want a fridge-magnet

Ok, let’s start now.. that we have all the materials!

Roll out some clay and cut out a circle! With a knife or a cookie cutter.

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Make a ball of clay in a color of your choice and flatten  it slightly.

Than cut out a heart shape! Make sure the cake is tall enough though!

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Place the cake on the circle!

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Then use left over clay  of the same color, flatten it out and cut little pieces which you can put next to your cake, so it looks like you just cut off the fondant part of the cake.

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Now we have to make the little piping bag! Choose the same color that your frosting will be later!

Form a ball and make on side really thin!

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Then flatten out the wider side!

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Then do the same thing for the nozzle!

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Attach the two parts!

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Now it would be time for the oven, if you own deco-sauce or acrylic paint, if you don’t have those, make sauce using TLS and apply it before baking! Here is a little tutorial!

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After baking it is time to add the frosting!

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I painted my design on with a pencil.

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Then I squeezed some sauce onto scrap paper and used a tooth pick to apply the frosting!

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Now we have to make a wrapper for the piping bag! I used a small plastic bag I found.

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I cut out a square from one side, that placed it onto the piping bag to check the size. Do this until you’re happy with the size!

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I applied some glue to make the wrapper stay!

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Wrap it!!

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Tie the bag together using some yarn or other tiny string!

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Add a magnet ! And you’re finished! Add glaze if you want.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

You can also look on my etsy if you’re interested in this item!

xo

Lola Who

Tiny Cookie Tray Tutorial

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Hello Lovelys!

Today I am going to show you how to create a quite simple miniature food tray, which you could either use in a dollhouse or as a fridge magnet.

You will need:

  • Clay in ‘tan’, ‘white’, ‘silver’ (optional), ‘pink’ and ‘chocolate’
  • Fimo Liquid or TLS
  • Some tools

Let’s begin!

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First you need to warm up and then roll out the silver clay!

This will be our baking tray!

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Yes I am using a water bottle to roll the clay out.

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Now cut out a rectangle.

Then use the left over clay to cut out thin stripes. Those will be our tray border.

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Use another stripe and a ball tool to make a spoon!

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Put everything aside and begin to mix a tan and brown color to get a woodlike appearance.

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Roll it out and cut another rectangle. You can make it bigger than the other one if you want to.

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When you’re ready put it aside. Now we can start to make the bowl.

I have made myself a bowl mold. If you don’t know how to make a bowl here’s a Bowl Tutorial that I find helpful. If you wan’t to know how I made the mold, let me know in the comments.

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Basically, what I do here is: I fill the mold with clay, cut off the excess and then use a ball tool to make a dent. Then I cut off excess clay again.

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Put it to the side!

Now we have to make the cookies!

Take your tan colored clay and roll it out!

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I use a tiny heart stencil to cut out hearts, but you can also do it free hand.

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After you’ve cut out the hearts, it is time to make the glaze that goes on the cookies!

Mix pink clay (or whatever color you prefer) and Liquid Fimo or TLS!

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I used a flat tool to mix as I find it a lot easier this way!

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Now you can start putting the cookies onto the tray!

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I don’t think you can see it really well on the pictures, but I put some glaze on each cookie!

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As you can see I left 3 cookies outside of which 2 have been glazed and one is still naked.

Pick up the tray and put it onto the other rectangle. Don’t forget to add some TLS as it workes as a glue between the two layers!

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Now it’s time to put the other cookies onto the tray. Use Liquid or TLS again to ‘glue’ it together.

As you can see I also added some glaze/frosting to the bowl and to the spoon.

Leave the bowl in the mold until after baking.

If you didn’t use a mold it is a good idea to glue the bowl onto the clay without frosting and then bake it for a few minutes. Let is cool down and add the frosting. This way you won’t ruin your bowls form. Then bake it for the missing time.

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After baking you can start to clean it!

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Use a small knife to go around the bowls edges if they’re wobbly in any way.

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Then use super glue to glue it onto the tray!

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Let it dry! Then turn it around to glue magnets on the back if you want to.

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And this is the finished product!

Cute!

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I hope you try out this tutorial or at least found it interesting!

xo

Lola Who

Macaron Friendship Charms – Tutorial

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To celebrate today’s International Best Friend Day again, I will show you how to make these super adorable friendship macarons!

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These are a bit more difficult, than my friendship charm tutorial from Thursday..

Also, I am using a mold I’ve made myself. If you don’t have molds, you can either cut the forms out with cookie cutters or do it by hand. If you’re new to making macarons, here’s a tutorial for mini ones, but it’s basically the same thing.

Other than that, you will need:

  • clay
  • cookie cutters or an exacto knife
  • pins!
  • glaze (optional)

So let’s staaaart :

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My molds, and the clay ! I am mixing the cream for inside first, and use translucent and pink clay, but you can also just use pink one.

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Fill the mold with another clay color of your choice.

Because I am using fimo effect, which is ridiculously soft, I let the clay sit in the mold for a bit, before I make the other macaron side.

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Since I am waiting, I can prepare the other macaron, the round one.

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Pop out the clay and put it to the side. Now you can make the other side.

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I noticed that the edges weren’t defined enough, so I textured it a bit more.

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Now you can roll out the clay from the start, and then cut a heart out or free hand it.

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Make sure it fits!

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I smoothed out the edges to make it rounder and the look creamer.

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Now cut out a heart in the middle, or again do it by hand !

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Put the cream onto the macaron in the mold. This way you won’t squeeze the other macaron side.

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Then put the other heart onto the other macaron side.

If you want you can check carefully if the to sides fit, by putting them together lightly. But this can be tricky.

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I took out the macaron out of the mold.

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Now repeat the steps for the round macaron!

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Yay! Done!

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Now you can put in the pins.

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Now lets bake !

After baking, you can remove the dirt and dust. Either use nail polish remover, or scrape the dust away with a knife.

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When you are happy with your results you can glaze it !

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you had a wonderful Monday!

And maybe you can recreated this tutorial for your best friend!

xo

Lola Who

Ghostly Friendship Charms – Tutorial

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The 8th of June is National Best Friend DAY!!!

So in order to celebrate this appropriately, I am going to show you today how to make these super cute Yin Yang Ghost Bestie Charms!

You will need:

  • white clay
  • something cutty…to cut out things..
  • black acrylic paint
  • tooth pick

So let’s start!!

First you need to warm up your clay! Then roll it out and cut out a circle !

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If you don’t have a cookie cutter you can always do it free hand! yo!

Carefully make a small wavy line on your clay to see where you want to cut it in half. This way you can correct any mistakes!

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Cut it when you’re ready!!

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Make sure to smooth out the edges! Than add some pins and it can go into the oven !

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Not that your charms have baked, let’s clean them !

(Also yes, there is another Tutorial coming for you on moonday say whaaaat)

I use nail polish remover to clean everything!

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I took a little break, so excuse the lighting!

Now lets paint the other ghost! Yes it will be a black ghost !!

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Now lets paint a face!

You can use a tiny brush(thats what I did) or a tooth pick!

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Paint a second coat of black after the first one has dried, and if necessary a third one!

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When this coat has dried paint on a white face!

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Add some varnish….and….you…are….

FINISHED!!!!

Thats the final product:

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Cute! Now you just have to give it to someone special!

Good Luck!

And I hope you celebrate monday with your best friend!

xo,

Lola Who

Crazy Macaron Cake Tutorial !

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Today I will show you how to make a crazy tiny macaron cake!

I recreated the design by this lovely lady (angesdesucre), so if you’d like to purchase an actual amazing cake, go check her out!

You will need:

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  2. this tutorial on how to make tiny macarons
  3. fimo liquid and sculpy TLS →→→→→→♥
  4. some tools similar to the ones in the pictures
  5. and good light.

Let’s begiiiiiiiin !

First form a cylinder. Flatten it on both sides!


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Now you have to make the chocolate cream !

I took a little bit of clay (still to much) and put some liquid clay and some TLS on it. You may have to add more liquidy things later on.


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Than I take my spatula and cut the clay in pieces.. Depending on your tools you might want to do that before you add the TLS.

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This process will take a little way, it als depends on your clays softness.

After a while you can press it and mix it better.

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Just try your best.

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After a while it should look like this. Continue till all the lumps disappeared.

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When you’re finished you can start to add the cream to your ‘cake’.

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And then suddenly it looks perfect ! JK obviously skipped some steps. Add a small glob onto the cake and drag it down the sides to get this dripping effect the original cake has.This will be sticky as..h….oney…if your cream is too sticky and won’t move you can add some fimo liquid (not TLS)

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As you can see mine is rather big and globby, but thats ok for me, even though it’s not an exact replica of the original cake.

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Now it is time to add your macarons. Now, I prefer baking them for 5 minutes before hand, so you can touch them without accidentally squishing them.

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I wanted mine to stand 🙂

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Decorate the cake in what ever way you like !

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I put some sprinkles on like I could see in the reference picture.

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Yeah and this is the end !!

I hope you enjoyed this follow up tutorial for last weeks tutorial 🙂

If you’ve got any requests please let me now ! I am wondering about tutorials, as I see now use in making tutorials that have already been done.

xo,

Lola Who

A motherly Tutorial

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OK, so mothers day is on sunday so I thought I’d make a super quick and easy tutorial that anyone could totally do! So if you’ve forgotten about mothers day and you just need a quick idea this is perfect for you !

So let’s start!

You will need :

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magnets !( if you wanna make magnets!)

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SOME CLAY! the colors that you prefer 🙂

First you have to warm-up your clay!

So make a ball !

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Than you have to form a cylinder shape ! Kind of like this :

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After that try to make one end slightly more narrow. So it looks more like a cupcake base:

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Than take a tooth pick to make small indents int the base, to make it look like a cupcake wrapper:

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Make the indents all the way around! Try to leave the same space in-between them !

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Now onto the cake bit of the cupcake : Roll and form :

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Since it need to fit the base, eye-measure if the size of your clay seems ok :

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Than flatten out the ends to make a hill-shape :

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Size check again just to me sure !!

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You can see that the “hill” doesn’t line up with the base, but thats ok , because in the next step, you will take a bit of rolled up aluminium-foil, and structure the hill :

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It should look something like this. If you want more structure you could use your tooth pick to add more. just make sure you use the other side or a new one, sometimes the color rubs off.

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Than pick it up. Mine got stuck to the glass I work on, so I used a knive, But if you’re to young you can use a piece of paper, or asked an older person

(not your mother though)

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As you can see it now fits perfectly ! 🙂

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I used the tooth pick again to structure the bottom/edge more, as I didn’t reach it with my alu-foil.

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Now onto the frosting !!!

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Make a roll !

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Then make a snail-house on top of your hill _

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I noticed that my roll was to thin, so I made it again but bigger. But do what you prefer.

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Nearly finished ! Just add a cherry on top ! (Maybe) If you want to make your piece into a charm add an eye pin now !

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Now you have to bake it for 30 minutes with 110°C ! You can notice in my pictures that there is quite a bit of dirt, I will show you how to get rid of that after baking ! While it’s baking please finish reading this! It is important that you  don’t let your clay piece cool down completely after baking.

After baking your creation should look the same :D. If you want to make magnets follow my lead 😀

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Take your clay out of the oven, but be careful it will be hot!

After a few seconds it will cool down and you can take it in your hand to cut it ! It should still be warm if you cut it ! That way it’s easier ! If you’re not old enough to use knifes , you can ask an older person. Again don’t asked your mom 😀 .

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Now you have two cupcakes ! MAGIC

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Now you can add the magnets. Use any you have at home or you can buy them at the shop.

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Mine are from amazon if you’re wondering.

No to the glue. I use special glue, but you can totally use super glue.

Depending on your age, please asked someone to help you. You don’t want to glue your fingers together, that wouldn’t be a nice surprise for your mother 😀

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Before glueing I cleaned my pieces but thats up to you.

You can either use an exacto-knife or, what I recommend for safety reason, is nail polish remover!  Just wet a q-tip with it and then go over the dirt, it should remove it, if it’s not to bad.

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Perfect. !

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Now to the glueing part.

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Also, I broke one of my pieces, but you can super glue that, so don’t worry !

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Fixed !

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Than I glued the magnets on. ! I recommend putting the glue on the surface thats bigger, so you definitely don’t glue your fingers ! For me it was the cupcake.

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After you’ve let it dried completely you can glaze it ! if you have Fimo-glaze use that one, and if you haven’t got that you can use clear nail polish !

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All finished ! Yay! ( I didn’t have much time when I did this, so there is still dirt on the left one.. whoops.)

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I really hope that helped you out, if you forgot about mother’s day ( its on the 10th of May)

And even if you’re doing this for another occasion, I still hope you can surprise someone, ore yourself with your skills 🙂

∼Lola Who

P.S. : Here’s a picture of those super strong magnets ! WOW! also excuse my ugly ass thumb.

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An Ice-Cream Tutorial

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Today I will show you how to make a scoop of ice-cream. Which you could use to make banana splits.

YOU WILL NEED :

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This amazing clay

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Some sort of tools. Yes one of them is a dentist tool.

LETS START

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Take a bit of clay and form it into a ball.

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Please don’t mind my pictures, I had to take pictures with one hand :/

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I usually put the scoop onto a small platform so I can pick it up.  And look better at from all.

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Take a tool to pull down the sides.

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So it looks somewhat like it.

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Than make a small ball with alu-foil ! And structure the scoop!

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And that’s what it should look like. Kind of 🙂

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Than use the back side if the knife to make small indents.

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That’s the end result ! I hope you try it out and have fun! And maybe recreate my banana splits.

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∼Lola Who