Friday, September 16, 2011

Finally, a Rainbow Cake ...

For years, I've been dreaming of making a dollhouse miniature rainbow cake.

But it's mission impossible with air dry clay, specifically air dry resin clay. Resin clay is very soft and can't be sliced properly. When it turns hard upon drying, it is already too late to do any texturing to the sliced area of the cake. Yet, I didn't turn to polymer clay (I'm too poor to afford an oven). I could only STARE in admiration at other artisans who made rainbow cakes. O_O

Finally, my dream came true! I made my very own rainbow cake using Hearty paper clay. For those of you who have been reading my posts faithfully, you'd know that I've been experimenting a lot with Hearty recently. I'm loving it more and more. It was however not possible to do the very crumbly texture like polymer clay but you do get a rather realistic mousse-like cake texture.

How do you like the result? I'm happy! It's my first step towards more layered cakes. I'm not selling this one though as I'm not perfectly satisfied with the frosting yet.

Then again, would you prefer a rainbow cake with mousse-like cake texture or a crumbly texture? Would you also be interested in a rainbow cake tutorial using air dry clay instead of the usual polymer clay that almost everyone is using? I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment or drop me a mail at . You stand a chance to win a surprise gift (it's miniature food of coz).

Goodnight and have a colorful weekend! ^_^

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hearty Mooncakes

Time flies. I bought the mooncake mold last year around this time. The mold waited one year! I finally made my favourite snow skin mooncakes in mini version and I used Hearty air dry clay for these. You can see that Hearty holds texture really well. I mixed with acrylic paint and liked how the colors turned out.

As my mum goes .. strawberry mooncake, durian mooncake, green tea mooncake ...

The completed look with tea pot and cup. The golden placemat is made by me too.

I was a tad disappointed with the low participation rate of the contest for which I gave away a box of chocolates. I would like to apologise to my blog readers who left comments expressing their interest but didn't manage to go over to Mini Treasures Wiki. One of you told me that you had difficulty registering an account and couldn't see any starred pages at all. It could be due to browser incompatibility.

On the brighter note, the winner Narina is now my blog reader too. Welcome Narina and congratulations!!

I promise to hold another giveaway and it will be held here on MY site. ^_^

Last but not least, happy mid autumn festival to all and enjoy all the mooncake eating (if you have a chance to eat them overseas).