Clay Cupcake Ornaments

Materials

  • White Sculpey polymer clay*
  • Studio by Sculpey Glossy Glaze*
  • Acrylic paints in desired colors
  • Wire, 18-gauge
  • Ribbon, yarn or ornament thread (for hangers)

Tools

  • Optional: Sculpey Clay Gun*
  • Acrylic brayer or rolling pin
  • Paintbrushes
  • Toothpick
  • Wire cutter
  • Oven or toaster oven
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • *Products by Polyform Products

Directions

STEP 1

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to condition clay. Roll quarter-size ball and slightly smaller ball from clay.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.)

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 6

  • Bake cupcakes at 275°F for 15 minutes.

STEP 7

  • Paint cupcakes as desired. (Note: Apply two coats of paint for best coverage.)

STEP 8

  • Apply Glossy Glaze.

STEP 9

  • For hanger, thread ribbon, yarn or thread through loop; knot ends.

More

  • 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.
by Phoeve Doehring for Polyform Products
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