Monday, September 14, 2015

The Donut Disaster…and a cake!

I like to make clay things. Polymer clay is very fun to play around with. I have made a few clay things, the cake, recently, and the donuts are from a while ago. 


I had the clay in front of me. I had a "How To Make Polymer Clay Food" book in front of me. 
I flipped through the book, marvelling at all the awesome realistic clay food in it. 
"Mum," I complained. "I don't know what to do next. All the stuff in this book is so realistic….But I don't have the right things for them, and not the right talents, either!"
"There are some cool looking donuts there," said Mum. 
"But you make them with liquid clay," I sighed. "We don't have any."
Mum thought. "I'll look clay donuts up on the internet," she said.
So we looked. And then we found the perfect thing. Donuts, that didn't need liquid clay.
"You could make them," suggested Mum.
I smiled. "Okay," I said. "I'll give them a go."
So I tried it. I rolled them into little balls, then I used a little round tool to make the hole. Unfortunately, I couldn't make the hole go right through to the other side. Dad gave me some tips on that so I will try it sometime. 
The icing was a little more tricky. I had to make it very thin. Then I carefully layered it on.
"Mum! I did it!" I said triumphantly. "Can I put them in the oven now?"
Mum put them in the oven and we let them stay in there for a while. Finally, they were hard enough.
I waited for them to cool and then glazed them. Success!

The cake wasn't as tricky. Actually, it was really fun!
It was my own idea. It worked out pretty well. The problem is, The cake sort of went….crooked. 
I rolled it and tried to get rid of that, but it didn't work. Any ideas?


It worked out pretty well apart form that!
I hope you like it! We hope we can buy liquid clay sometime because it will make things look much better. It's a pity it is so expensive. 

Do you like to make clay things? 
Have you got any tips?


  1. They are amazing Gemma. You have a real skill :)

  2. They are amazing Gemma. You have a real skill :)

    1. Thank you, Christina. I love to do it. This was so easy to do and I was surprised at how it turned out! :D