I posted a charm update this past weekend on my Youtube channel, and the #1 request was a cupcake tutorial so here it is!
I made the cupcake bases by pressing translucent clay into a cupcake mold.
Not just any cupcake mold. I have purchased nearly 10 cupcake molds from Etsy never to be satisfied so I set out to make my own. One year later and I'm very happy with the result.
I love this mold because I can bake the clay while it's in the mold. Once it's baked and cooled, I popped the cupcake base out (very easily, because the mold is flexible). Then I mixed translucent clay with a small amount of tan clay. To color the cupcake tops, I used dark yellow, and light orange chalk pastels. Using a paint brush, I dusted the edges with color.
I used sandpaper (Resin grit from Home Depot, or any hardware store) to texture the top.
To make the cupcake bases look "realistic" I painted them with a mixture of white, yellow, orange, and brown acrylic paint. Then baked the entire cupcake again. (NO, it won't burn as long as you bake it at a lower temperature)
To make it into a charm I trimmed the headpin, then used round nose pliers to create a loop, or circle.
Here are more cupcakes I made with this same mold:
Have Fun & Make Your Own!
Watch the video tutorial below: