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I obsess over miniature things. Furniture, every day household items, plants, office supplies, foods... basically anything realistic that's smaller-than-life. When I first decided to finally fulfill my dream of nabbing my own collection of miniatures piece by piece, I didn't realize there was basically an entire culture of collectors. Surprisingly, these tiny treasures can cost a pretty penny, especially the high quality brands imported from Japan. My pocketbook encouraged me to try making my own miniatures. Polymer clay cakes are super fun to make and they're far easier to create than they look. I've received many compliments (not just from my mom, although she is a big fan of my clay minis) and am happy to share how I make them. Try experimenting with different colors, sizes, and cake layers, add different toppings and decorations, but most of all, have fun!

Step 1: Tools

Picture of Tools
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What you need:

  • Polymer clay (I used caramel Fimo in, translucent Sculpey III, white Sculpey III, crude Premo!, and rainbow colors of Sculpey III from a variety pack)
  • Liquid polymer clay (I prefer Kato Polyclay)
  • Small round cookie cutter
  • Pin, awl, or toothpick
  • Pasta machine designated for clay ONLY (Can also use small plastic rolling pin)
  • Razor blade (only use a new sharp one)
  • Palette knife (or something similar to stir and spread "frosting")
  • Small jar
  • Small wooden discs (found in most craft stores)


Not pictured:

  • Super glue
  • Tweezers


Optional:

  • Miniature fork and knife
ivana key2 months ago
mega cute
AmeliaFrz2 months ago
Will definitely have to try this with my daughter! Well done!
arielacd2 months ago
How cute is that?
Victory_3143 months ago
Wow! This cake is amazing and very realistic!
kingmohadon3 months ago
beautiful tiny cake! I just love it :)




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Mini cake hummm :)
In Step 8, there are these really cute utensils. Where'd you get them? Unless you made them...which would be AWESOME. I also voted.
COtterstrom84 (author)  winneremerald123 months ago
Thanks for your vote!! They are the Mayberry Street brand from Hobby Lobby, found in the dollhouse section. They come in a package with plates. There's a picture in step 1. :)
Thanks! I’ll have to get them!
COtterstrom84 (author)  winneremerald123 months ago
I do want to try making my own some day!
Tomtucker3 months ago
It looks so realistic. I want to eat it!
This is such a beautiful tiny cake! I just love it :)
seamster3 months ago
This is so impressive. Very well done!

The text in step 6 appears odd, perhaps you could edit to fix that step. Otherwise this is an excellent looking tutorial!! : )
COtterstrom84 (author)  seamster3 months ago
Thank you! I'm not sure what's going on in step 6 but I'll fix it now. Thanks for the tip!