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! ^_^


Wednesday Reess said...

Looks so cute!

Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat said...

I love the texture of this cake! Sometimes polymer cakes look too crumbly and DRY.
they really look unappetizing! :-( I would love to see a tutorial on how to use the Hearty air-dry clay you're using, and I would love to take your current prototype off your hands when you're ready to let it go--I think the cake and frosting look fantastic. :-) This rainbow cake would look adorable in one of my miniature story vignettes. :-)

ilovelittlethings said...

Thanks Reess.

Jennifer, I'd love to make a new one for you. This one - the frosting is not too good although it doesn't show up in the photo. Will let u know once the tutorial n cake is ready. No obligations on the cake though :)

enneffe artigianerie said...

Delicious!!! I love this rainbow cake because his colors are bright and the frosting looks fantastic! Congratulations!

miniaturista said...

Un pastel muy original,lo llamarĂ­a arco iris.
Un abrazo

Brittany said...

This is freaking adorable. I found this page looking up "I like tiny things" in Google because I'm bored and procrastinating! haha! :) I love your blog, you're very creative!

ilovelittlethings said...

Thanks everyone!

Brittany, I like how you found my blog because you felt bored! LOL

Stiliano said...

Hi! Very nice post, and work!

Sande said...

Your cake is adorable.
You said your can't afford a oven to bake Polymer clay. I've been baking mine in my home over for years with fantastic results. You just really need a oven thermometer to check a eye on your ovens standard temp...and open a window.

Or my daughter uses a toaster oven with fantastic results.