10 April 2011
To celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Mags has designed this wedding cake for the occasion. Of course, this dolls house miniature can also be adapted as a celebration or wedding cake for any other dolls house project too. ...
To make this magnificent miniature cake, or indeed any wedding or celebration cake, you will need the following materials and tools:
- Fimo Soft White (0)
- Fimo Effects - Transparent White (014)
- Fimo Soft - Indian Red (24) and Chocolate (75)
- Fimo Classic - Leaf Green (57)
- Cocktail stick
- Talcum powder
- Ceramic tile (to bake on )
- Craft knife or blade
- Rolling pin
- Acrylic Paints - white, red, blue
- White tacky glue
- Picot braid
- Coat of Arms decals (crest)
- Button or finding with a coat of arms (optional)
- Cake board
- Selection of cutters
- Mica Powder - Aztec Gold
- Press a button with a crest on it into a piece of worked clay, remove the button and bake the clay mould.
- When cool, press a piece of worked clay into this mould, using talcum to release it.
- Colour by gently brushing with Aztec Gold Mica powder.
- Bake the clay.
- If you don't wish to make a mould, you can use a fancy cutter to make your own plaque and perhaps add initials of bride & groom.
- Mix white and transparent white together and roll out.
- Carefully cut out the cake tiers. Use talcum powder for easy release. If you need to push them out, do so from the base.
- Assemble the cake
- Bake according to the instrucitons on the clay packet
- The cutters that I've used leave a streak which can be smoothed over, or covered with decoration in the next step.
- Mix coloured clay with white and transparent until you get a shade you are happy with.
- I have used pastel pink for the roses and added a little white and transparent ot the green to soften the colours.
- Use picot braid to decorate the cake between each layer.
- It can also be used around the crest before gluing it to the front of the cake.
- Work and roll out some brown clay into thin logs for the leaf stems.
- Cut ivy shaped leaves from green clay.
- Use tacky glue to attach stems and leaves to the cake.
- Cut a thin strip of pink clay and gently roll to make the rose centre.
- Press three petal shapes around the centre, then add a further three alternately around them.
- Cut out rose leaves from green clay and make indentations around the edges of each leaf.
- Arrange the roses and leaves on the top of the cake.
- Decals were added to each side of the hexagonal base (optional)
- Bake the cake one final time.
- When cool add a little colour to the crest with acrylic paint and white around the edges of the ivy leaves.
This project was first published in issue 203 of Dolls House and Miniature Scene. For more exciting DIY miniature projects why not order yourself a copy of the magazine, or better still why not take out a subscription so that you never miss an issue.