Have her cake and eat it, too.

One of my best friends had a milestone birthday recently, and I wanted to make her something, but when that person is also super crafty, the choice can be more difficult.

What knitter can’t use more stitch markers, right? I thought, why not cake markers, since it’s a memento of her milestone. This also gave me the perfect excuse reason to go and buy some art clay. I had no idea there were so many options!

I finally chose Sculpey III and Premo!, and followed this video to get the general idea on how to assemble the clay into the shapes I wanted, after sketching out the color and accent options.

This way she gets cake for her big day, but without the calories!

Materials – check!
Rolling the clay between two bars is an easy way to ensure an even layer.
Chilling the assembled layers in the freezer for 20 minutes helps to keep the colors from smearing when you cut out the cake shapes.


The finished product.

The texture was achieved by picking at the soft clay with the tip of an X-acto knife. I used satin varnish for the yellow cake, and gloss varnish for the pink cake.


Final assembly ready for the birthday girl!

I also made a few other shapes – it was too much fun to stop at cake!




2 Comments Add yours

  1. Diane says:

    That looks fun! Came out really cute!


    1. Thanks! It was really pretty easy.


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