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I love working with polymer clay, but I also know that it can be intimidating if you’re a novice. That’s why I’m making this polymer clay bunt cake with a silicone mold. It’s the perfect way to dip your toes into the polymer clay pool if you’re too nervous to dive right in. It’s also a totally kid-friendly project!
To make your own mini bundt cake out of polymer clay, you’ll need:
- Brown, White, and Red Polymer Clay
- Mini Bundt Silicone Mold
- Huggies® One & Done® Refreshing Wipes
- Brush On Gloss Finish & Paint Brush
- Clay Tools/Cutters (Optional)
When you’re working with polymer clay, make sure you’re working on a safe surface. I like to use a marble tile that I keep on hand just for projects like this one.
Cut off some brown clay and massage it in your hands until it’s soft and easy to use. This is called conditioning the clay. Press it firmly into the mini bundt mold, making sure it’s filling in each area. Carefully unmold the cake. If things don’t turn out just right, re-condition the clay and try again. Grab a Huggies One & Done Wipe and clean up your hands and work surface before you move on to the next step. Color from polymer clay transfers easily before it’s baked, so cleaning up between steps help to keep the clay colors where you want them.
Condition a bit of white clay and then roll it flat. (You can use the back of a glass if you don’t have a clay roller.) Cut it into a donut shape that’s approximately the size of your little clay bundt. Trim around the edges to create a scalloped effect. I used a clay blade to pick this up from my marble tile. If you don’t have a clay blade, doing this on a piece of parchment paper might be helpful.
Place your ring of “glaze” on top of the bundt and work it into place using your fingers. I normally avoid using my fingers to manipulate clay because you can get fingerprints. Because the clay glaze was so thin, using my fingers actually worked really well here. You’ll want to press the clay into the bundt cake and you’ll also want to smooth out the edges so there are no rough or ragged spots.
Grab another wipe and clean off your work surface and hands again. Condition a small amount of red clay. Roll it into small red balls to serve as the cherries on top of your cake. Once they’re in place it’s time to bake your cake according to the directions on your package of polymer clay.
Once your cake is out of the oven and it’s had a chance to cool, it’s time to brush on a coat of gloss finish. You can cover the entire cake or just add the gloss to the cherries and glaze portion of your bundt cake.
Your adorable polymer clay bundt cake is now ready to display! You can even add an eye hook and turn it into a pendant that you can wear.
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