Hi Mini Friends,
It is a New Year and many new minis! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas & New Year! It has been a busy time since the New Year. I have started working on Valentine’s Day items. I am running a little late this year.
Well, I decided to make several cakes. I wanted a little chocolate cake with strawberry icing. I started out making a 1:6 playscale size cake. I cut 3 circles out of brown clay. I then cut the other 2 circles out of pink clay, to give the strawberry cake icing. Next, I decided to do the same for a 1:12 one inch scale cake. Then, I decided that I needed another cake. I wanted to try making a 1:24 half inch scale cake. I cut the same 3 circles of brown cake, then 2 circles for the pink icing in the middle. I really wanted to keep making cakes, so I decided to make a 1:48 scale cake. This cake was really hard. I have a lot of respect for miniature artist that work in the smaller scales. It really takes talent and really steady hands. I tried making a 1:48 scale cake and it was so hard. I could not even slice the cake. It was so tiny and delicate. I ended up making several cakes.
For the next step, I put all of the circles together. Then I cut a slice out of each cake, well, at least the larger ones that were easy to cut. The other smaller cakes I decided to leave alone and just put the icing on top without any slicing or flaking.
Ok, after I cut a slice I started flaking the cake slice and the cake. I have learned the hard way to bake the slice and cake after flaking. I bake them for about 5-10 minutes. Once they are cooled down, I start mixing my pink icing. I basically took a bright pink icing and added a little transclucent and a little white clay. I then added a little tls to the mix. I started mixing and kept adding white and transclucent until I had the pink color that looked like strawberry frosting. Lastly, I spread the strawberry icing on top of all of the cakes.
Now, the finished project includes cakes in 1:6 playscale, 1:12 scale, 1:24 scale and 1:48 scale cakes. I love looking at the different size comparisons. It has been so much fun making new cakes, basically the same cake, in several different sizes and scales. I love looking at the finished product.
Well, it is time to bake more in the mini kitchen for Valentine’s Day.
Hope you enjoy!