Cupcakes for Mum



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Cupcakes for Mum? or Mom? Well....if you are in US you'll say Mom. I use Mum because I live in Australia. How do you call your mother?

Anyway, I hope these miniature cupcakes will bring smiles to mothers who receive it as a gift on Mother's day. 

Let's have fun making these cupcakes.

Tools & Materials:

Steps to Make Cupcakes for Mum:

Step 1:

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  • I used light brown clay for my cake. You can use dark brown for chocolate flavor or kind of light yellow clay for vanilla cake flavor. 
  • Start rolling the clay to a basic ball shape and then make a teardrop shape to about 1  inch or 2.5 cm length.
  • Cut the sharper end with clay knife.
  • Make few lines around the cake.

Step 2:

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  • I used white, pink and yellow clay colors for frosting.
  • Roll the clay to a ball shape and then press the middle part with clay ball tool or your index finger.
  • Apply a little bit of glue to the top of the cake and paste the frosting.
  • Leave it to air dry.

Step 3:

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  • I used purple and green clay color for the 2 "M" letters. 
  • Start with rolling the clay to a ball shape again and then flatten it with rolling pin.
  • Cut the 4 side of the clay round shape. You can have a perfect rectangular or slightly tapered rectangular shape.
  • Make a triangle shape cutting on top and the inverted triangle shape at the bottom.
  • Smooth the side of the M letter and adjust the shape as you like.

Steps 4:

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  • I used orange clay color for "U" or some of you might want to have and "O".
  • Roll the clay to a ball and then teardrop shape. For an "O", you can roll the clay to an ellipse instead of a teardrop shape.
  • Poke the middle part of the clay with your clay tool, and make a hole that continuous to the side of the teardrop (or ellipse). 

Step 5:

  • Paste the letters to the cake frosting.
  • Sprinkle the top of the cake with multicolored scrap clay. 

Cupcakes for mum is done now.

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Design Resources:

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