1. Follow manufacturer's instructions to condition clay. Roll quarter-size ball and slightly smaller ball from clay.
2. Roll smaller ball into cylinder shape and flatten ends. Make one end slightly tapered. Use toothpick to crease sides so they resemble a cupcake wrapper.
3. Free form larger cupcake ball into cupcake top; press onto base. Another option is to roll out clay into a long snake and coil it onto top of cupcake for a frosted look. (Note: The Sculpey Clay Gun is an extruding tool with interchangeable disks for making different snakes with varied textures and sizes. Some disks work well for the twirl frosted look.)
4. Cut 1" to 1-1/2"-long wire length. Make a loop at one end and twist for cupcake hanger. Insert opposite end into top of cupcake.
5. To decorate cupcake, leave cupcake as is or make jimmies, sprinkles or cherries. (Note: The Sculpey Clay Gun is also helpful for decorating.) Roll clay into thin, toothpick-width snake, then cut little jimmie-size pieces and press onto cupcake top. Make cherries, flowers or other desired shapes.
6. Bake cupcakes at 275°F for 15 minutes.
7. Paint cupcakes as desired. (Note: Apply two coats of paint for best coverage.)
8. Apply Glossy Glaze.
9. For hanger, thread ribbon, yarn or thread through loop; knot ends.
1. To create magnet, use a very thin strip of wire to slice cupcake in half. Bake, paint and glaze in same way as ornament. Glue magnet to back.
2. Instead of painting ornament, use colored Sculpey clay.