Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Favorite Technique: Teasing for Texture

One technique that I use often to make a texture for miniature cake slices is the teasing technique with a pin or sharp metal skewer. I take the sharp pin and make swirling motions on the side of my cake, and this makes the crumbly texture. Poking holes in the clay won't work, only circular motions with the sharp pin will make it look good. Once I've done all sides, I bake the clay before decorating.

Here are some miniature cakes and tarts where I've used the teasing:








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9 Smooshing Thoughts:

button said...

Those cakes look good enough to eat! Can hardly believe they are not real. Amazing work!

Norma's Clay said...

Mmmm! May I have a bite. It really looks like the real thing.

Jewelled Trellis said...

Wow they really do look real. Fantastic texture from just a pin.

studiodtq said...

Wow! VERY impressive technique. Life like and yummy looking!

Dee said...

I'm gonna have to go get some cake now!

miramecreations said...

Good enough to eat...unbelievable! Awesome work!

Tina Holden said...

I haven't had breakfast yet and now I want cake! lol these look yummy indeed! love your fruit also

2 Good Claymates said...

I cannot believe how real those look! Yum!

EmilyClaireCreations said...

Those are absolutely amazing!!!