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!

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

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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.

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Final assembly ready for the birthday girl!

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

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Diane says:

    That looks fun! Came out really cute!

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    1. Thanks! It was really pretty easy.

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