How to Sculpt a Dollhouse Miniature Cake with Flowers

I’ve just finished a custom order for a pretty dollhouse cake topped with a very pale green fondant, encircled with forest green ribbon, and decorated with glittery fondant flowers.

I used the fondant cake method outlined in How to Sculpt Miniature Bakery Treats from Polymer Clay to make the smooth cake base. Then, I wrapped a thin strip of darker green clay around the base.

For the flowers, I rolled out a thin sheet of white clay with roughly an equal amount of translucent clay mixed in, and I cut out tiny flowers using a paper template I drew by hand.

Using a ball-end tool, I made a little depression in the center of each flower, and then I etched thin lines radiating outward with a needle tool. Finally, each flower received a dusting of artist chalk pastel in the appropriate color.

To secure the flowers, I attached them to the unbaked cake with a dab of liquid clay before baking the entire piece. For a shimmery touch, each flower was brushed with a bit of glue and dusted with iridescent glitter. VoilĂ ! A tiny cake fit for a fancy mouse.

Here’s the original inspiration:

burlesque baking cookbookAnd my dollhouse version:

Dollhouse Miniature Cake with Flowers

Miniature Cake with Flowers

Polymer Clay Cake

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4 comments

  1. How sweet!! :)

    1. Thanks, Lisa! :)

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  3. […] I admire them from across the internet. The Mouse Market makes some of the cuter ones. Here’s a tutorial with some tips and hints on how to make a really great looking cake… fit for a mouseling. The […]

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