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Polymer Clay Cake Tutorial

Version en Español: [link]

My other polymer clay tutorials:

:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Plate Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Bowl Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Waffles Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Cakes Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Cinnamon Roll Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Chocolate Chip Cookies Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Sugar Scrub for the Polymer Clay Artist Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Mica Shift an Awesome Polymer Clay Technique
:bulletpurple: FTF: Chocolate Shavings Mini-Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Faux Opal Tutorial (Buyable)
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Waffles Tutorial (VIDEO)
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Flowers Tip (VIDEO)
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Cake Texture Tutorial (VIDEO)
:bulletpurple: The Perfect Frosting Tutorial (VIDEO)

See all my Artisan Craft tutorials here: [link]

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UPDATE: The amazing ~Snowfern pointed out some mistakes I had made about the baking times. She explained to me why it was important to bake your items at the correct temperature, for the right amount of time. Even if your minis look fine, they're raw in the inside and they will deteriorate overtime! Not immediately, but in a few years they will crumble... so please, I can't stress how important it is to learn to bake your creations correctly!

I am sorry everyone for the mistake, I hope I didn't cause trouble :( I am not perfect and I am still learning, so if you see me making any more mistakes please let me know :heart: I really want to help, so I certainly don't want to give false information. Please give some love to ~Snowfern!


One of the tutorials that helped me the most when I was learning how to make cakes was this [link] by Betsy Niederer
If you still have trouble understanding how to texture the cake, I recommend you see this video [link] by *fairchildart
Cake brush by ~Nana-viciouS

Cakes are one of the most complicated things I do, so the tutorial ended up being quite long... actually they're not complicated, they're quite easy but they involve many steps.

This took me months to finish, months! I took the first photos 3 months ago, and the last one just a couple of days ago. It was getting ridiculous: the more I advanced, the more I felt the need to take a new photo, explain a new technique, revise everything... I had to stop myself from dragging the tutorial any longer. It's finished, but I'm sure that I'll want to revise it again in the future.

Well that explains why the lightning is so inconsistent. I'm sorry about that, I hope it's not too annoying.

My next tutorial is going to be something quick and easy or I'll die :faint: what to do next? :P

My template and cakes made by me using this technique:

Cakes made using my tutorial:
[link] by ~dekosweet
[link] by ~ClaudusAles' daughter
[link] by ~disney002
[link] by !blossomingart
[link] by ~happy-kittens
[link] by ~Rae-Lynn
[link] [link] [link] by !ShirtSizes
[link] [link] [link] by ~FatalPotato
[link] by ~annaym
[link] by *Wholikesshinythings
[link] by *iwillburnyou
[link] by ~stirfryarcade
[link] by ~fimocrazy
[link] by =Coven-tina
[link] [link] by ~TheEmeraldMasquerade
[link] by ~daregindemone04
[link] by =Nilanja
[link] by =KT-Silver
[link] by ~cupcakecutiefriends
[link] [link] by ~RedMizuki
[link] by *BacktoEarthCreations
[link] by ~sapphire44456
[link] by ~SweetSuguri
[link] by ~dfritillary
[link] by *Aryiea
[link] by ~h4rd-kisses
[link] by ~Bubbles1010101
[link] by *Angi-Shy
[link] by ~KaytiiSue
[link] by ~Maleficent1959
[link] by ~CraftMonster
[link] [link] by ~LittlePurpleCloud
[link] by ~iamdemic
[link] by ~XXSaturnNinjaSGXX
[link] by ~OmenaApple
[link] by ~StripeyKneeSocks
[link] by ~Animonia
[link] by *veddabredda
[link] by ~Neidonkorento
[link] by ~claymasey98
[link] by ~Kichisama666
[link] by *madebyadcdmc
[link] by ~Kaerlyn
[link] by ~BlackCurtains
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UtorDifferentia's avatar
Thanks so much for making this tutorial! I'm tossing around the idea of making a mini-size cake, so this is going to come in handy.
Kumiho-09's avatar
Aw,those cakes look adorable!thanks for sharing your knowledge ^^
QuietPurri's avatar
Could I leave the slices out or put them in a cool bag for a while or something instead of putting them in the oven? (before decorating)

Great tutorial by the way, the cakes look great! :)
Talty's avatar
Thank you!

You can try that, but the cake texture is so delicate that it will smoosh if you touch it, even slightly. I think it's easier to bake them. If you're worried about turning on your oven too many times, you can store the raw slices until you need to bake something else, and bake them together with that other item.
QuietPurri's avatar
Okay, thanks ^^
Talty's avatar
You're welcome :meow:
FizzingCola's avatar
How do you clean the piping tip after frosting the cake? Wonderful tutorial by the way, and thanks for the template too :D
Talty's avatar
Thank you! I'm happy I could help :) I scrape the left over frosting with a toothpick and a napkin.
FizzingCola's avatar
Oh, ok thanks for the advice! It's just that my piping tips get disastrous after frosting >_<
Talty's avatar
Are you using polymer clay? It's much easier to clean than silicon. Silicon makes the biggest mess.
FizzingCola's avatar
Yeah, actually I don't use silicon hahaha. I'm still an amateur on a budget. xD Thanks for the help Talty. I'm extremely in love with yer work!
Talty's avatar
We are all amateurs at some point :) build up materials little by little, you don't need to spend much! I'm glad that you liked my work, please let me know if I can help you :la:
trich's avatar
Thank you for this usefull tutorial :) 
Talty's avatar
No problem, I'm glad that you liked it :) I hope you'll get the chance to try it!
trich's avatar
I will let you know if I do :) 
Talty's avatar
trich's avatar
you're welkomme :)
sensitiveoctopi's avatar amazing !!!! once i get some extra money im def gonna make these :D 
thank you so much for sharing your knowledge <33333
Talty's avatar
Let me know how that goes! I would love to see the results :)

It's my pleasure :huggle:
sensitiveoctopi's avatar
for your red velvet cakes do you use a special ratio to get the pretty velvety inside? 

thanks for your reply btw <3
Talty's avatar
To get the color I mixed red clay with a bit of brown, I didn't measure the proportions :(

You're welcome :huggle:
sensitiveoctopi's avatar
Okay, awesome!! :) I'm so excited to do these, I'll definitely link you
Talty's avatar
Thanks, I'll be waiting to see them :la:
TheHeroPhase's avatar
These are absolutely adorable! I might give this a try once I manage to get some polymer clay.
Have you considered selling these as keychains or phone charms at a craft fair? :meow:
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