Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Doll Craft: Chocolate Pastry

Hi! Sorry this post is later than usual, excuses excuses ;) Today is yet another polymer clay food tutorial inspired by Grace Thomas. Today's tutorial is inspired by the chocolate pastry included in Grace's bakery, the title is very general and does not give any details as to what kind of chocolate pastry but I am guessing it has something to do with chocolate mousse. So I based it off of American Girls version, which looks like this- 
Image Credit American Girl 
It looks so tasty... Anyway the only challenge I had when creating this tutorial was shaping the layers of polymer clay an even thickness that still represented the picture. This process would go a lot faster if you had the right size circle cookie cutter or polymer clay cutter. 
Light Brown Polymer Clay 
White Polymer Clay 
Dark Brown Polymer Clay 
White Soft Pastel 
Palette Knife/Smooth Surface/X-Acto Knife  
The first step is to divide the colors into small sections, for example, one larger section of light brown and two smaller, two small dark brown and one medium section of white. 
Using the picture for a reference point roll the dark brown polymer clay and flatten, you want the layer to be no thicker than a penny or dime :) The white polymer clay layer should be thicker. Repeat for the three layers of light brown and add a single layer of dark brown, flattened to the same consistency as the bottom layer. 
This was actually my first try, it definitely did not turn out the right size as the one in the picture is very flat, practice makes perfect ;)  
Here is the second version, after creating all of the layers roll a very small ball and flatten add to the top of the pastry and with extra dark brown polymer clay place under the circle. 

Using a toothpick texture the white layer, the light brown layer and the top. 

I accidentally textured all of the layers >< oops, having the picture with you is a great idea ;) 
With the edge of the palette or X-Acto knife create small shavings of white pastel. 
Using a soft brush lightly "dust" the pastel shavings onto the textured part of the pastry, it should be on the top. 

Extra Tips- 
Make sure to clean the surface you are using, take care on surfaces that can be easily damaged like wood. 
Clean your hands and tools if you are using them multiple times, extra polymer clay could accidentally turn a lighter color of polymer clay (like white) or rub off onto the creation.  
If you have any questions or suggestions comment below! 
Thank for looking, 

1 comment:

  1. That's definitely my fave treat of Grace's, and your version looks SO yummy!

    - Ellie