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Polymer Clay Cake Tutorial by Talty Polymer Clay Cake Tutorial by Talty
Version en Espaņol: [link]

My other polymer clay tutorials:

:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Plate Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Bowl Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Waffles Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Cakes Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Cinnamon Roll Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Chocolate Chip Cookies Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Sugar Scrub for the Polymer Clay Artist Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Mica Shift an Awesome Polymer Clay Technique
:bulletpurple: FTF: Chocolate Shavings Mini-Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Faux Opal Tutorial (Buyable)
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Waffles Tutorial (VIDEO)
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Flowers Tip (VIDEO)
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Cake Texture Tutorial (VIDEO)
:bulletpurple: The Perfect Frosting Tutorial (VIDEO)

See all my Artisan Craft tutorials here: [link]

Terms for using my tutorials

When using my tutorials or techniques explained in my tutorials all I need is that you say or write "Inspired by Talty" somewhere on the description, that's all I'm asking for. A link back to my gallery or tutorial is appreciated, but not necessary. You can make anything in my tutorials for personal or commercial purposes (yes, that means you can sell what you make) but you can't claim these techniques as your own. No redistribution, reposting or repacking of my tutorials, images, text or any part of them is allowed. They can't be translated to other languages without my permission (ask me about it). FREE TUTORIAL, NEVER TRY TO SELL IT.

UPDATE: The amazing ~Snowfern pointed out some mistakes I had made about the baking times. She explained to me why it was important to bake your items at the correct temperature, for the right amount of time. Even if your minis look fine, they're raw in the inside and they will deteriorate overtime! Not immediately, but in a few years they will crumble... so please, I can't stress how important it is to learn to bake your creations correctly!

I am sorry everyone for the mistake, I hope I didn't cause trouble :( I am not perfect and I am still learning, so if you see me making any more mistakes please let me know :heart: I really want to help, so I certainly don't want to give false information. Please give some love to ~Snowfern!


One of the tutorials that helped me the most when I was learning how to make cakes was this [link] by Betsy Niederer
If you still have trouble understanding how to texture the cake, I recommend you see this video [link] by *fairchildart
Cake brush by ~Nana-viciouS

Cakes are one of the most complicated things I do, so the tutorial ended up being quite long... actually they're not complicated, they're quite easy but they involve many steps.

This took me months to finish, months! I took the first photos 3 months ago, and the last one just a couple of days ago. It was getting ridiculous: the more I advanced, the more I felt the need to take a new photo, explain a new technique, revise everything... I had to stop myself from dragging the tutorial any longer. It's finished, but I'm sure that I'll want to revise it again in the future.

Well that explains why the lightning is so inconsistent. I'm sorry about that, I hope it's not too annoying.

My next tutorial is going to be something quick and easy or I'll die :faint: what to do next? :P

My template and cakes made by me using this technique:

Cakes made using my tutorial:
[link] by ~dekosweet
[link] by ~ClaudusAles' daughter
[link] by ~disney002
[link] by !blossomingart
[link] by ~happy-kittens
[link] by ~Rae-Lynn
[link] [link] [link] by !ShirtSizes
[link] [link] [link] by ~FatalPotato
[link] by ~annaym
[link] by *Wholikesshinythings
[link] by *iwillburnyou
[link] by ~stirfryarcade
[link] by ~fimocrazy
[link] by =Coven-tina
[link] [link] by ~TheEmeraldMasquerade
[link] by ~daregindemone04
[link] by =Nilanja
[link] by =KT-Silver
[link] by ~cupcakecutiefriends
[link] [link] by ~RedMizuki
[link] by *BacktoEarthCreations
[link] by ~sapphire44456
[link] by ~SweetSuguri
[link] by ~dfritillary
[link] by *Aryiea
[link] by ~h4rd-kisses
[link] by ~Bubbles1010101
[link] by *Angi-Shy
[link] by ~KaytiiSue
[link] by ~Maleficent1959
[link] by ~CraftMonster
[link] [link] by ~LittlePurpleCloud
[link] by ~iamdemic
[link] by ~XXSaturnNinjaSGXX
[link] by ~OmenaApple
[link] by ~StripeyKneeSocks
[link] by ~Animonia
[link] by *veddabredda
[link] by ~Neidonkorento
[link] by ~claymasey98
[link] by ~Kichisama666
[link] by *madebyadcdmc
[link] by ~Kaerlyn
[link] by ~BlackCurtains
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TheHeroPhase Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
These are absolutely adorable! I might give this a try once I manage to get some polymer clay.
Have you considered selling these as keychains or phone charms at a craft fair? :meow:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015   Artisan Crafter
I really hope that you'll try it! Please let me know if you do :D

I  never tried selling them at a craft fair, I can only do local events and there isn't much interest in this kind of work in my area. I did sell them in Etsy for a while, but I had to close my store because I was too busy with my real life xD
Katinka-Duval Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for this tutorial!!! I`ve already wondered how you make the texture :)
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015   Artisan Crafter
No problem! I'm glad that you found it useful :) I did my best to explain it here, but if you want to try getting the cake texture I really advise you to watch the video tutorial, it's a lot easier to understand when you can actually watch the movements required to get the texture:
noctalys Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Writer
I have been trying SO HARD to get the right kind of yellow for a cake, thank you so much for posting the ratio you figured out and just - wow, this whole tutorial is really helpful!  Maybe now I can finally make the perfect cake. 
Spottedclawlovescats Featured By Owner May 4, 2015   Digital Artist
mmmmm.... So delicious....

Wait, WHAT are these made of?

You mean I can't eat them?!?

EylsmearRose Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
O.M.G. I've wondered for SO LONG how to make that bread/cake texture! Now that I know that it is so stupidly simple, I just want to make a bunch of clay cakes and sandwiches! Thank you so much for this adorable and epic tutorial!
Spottedclawlovescats Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014   Digital Artist
WOW. I'm amazed! I thought that it would be so much harder to make the crumbs!
sammiejoe1991 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't wait to try this!
CPiznotCOOL Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing tutorial, especially helped along by the optimistic and amusing 'commentary'! I can't wait to get my hands on some polymer clay to try it out!
Owlsdood Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   General Artist
this is the most helpful and informative cake tutorial i have found. thank you so much!
BrockZombie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, i've been struggling with how to make jellies you're a genius! 
amber1700 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, the 'Collection Of Clay Tutorials' is a 'book' I am writing, featuring some of my favourite tutorials (It may get into a group, so I wanted to check with you first)
amber1700 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it ok if I feature this tutorial in a journal, and in a 'Collection Of Clay Charm Tutorials' that I am currently brewing up?
i love this so much!
my cakes came out perfect, (my friends and m mom love them, I have dozens of little cakes and slices all around my bedroom!)
heuif Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Hello there! A very good day to you. I found you from deviant art and think it will be interesting to ask if you would like to share your tutorial on our blog? It's a sharing blog for clay art in Malaysia targeting audience specifically for clay, clay artists, and even event organisers who are looking for talents. Posting quality tutorials on our blog will immensely increase your exposure as a clay artist and it'll be a good portfolio for yourself too. All credits will goes to you and at the bottom of the post, I'll put link to your email, blog, facebook, websites, etc. 

Please let me know should you be interested. Hope to hear from you soon.

website :
Contact email :
Anrokk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This looks so good!
And with good I mean delicious!
Its a crime that its made of clay...Cake

Seriously,amazing work there
akatsukiminato Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
99Souls99 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Thanks, now once I get the supplies, I can finally make one of my own.
M-A-F Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
If it wasn't so late, I would read this all right now but I can see great stuff in this tutorial ^^ clever technique for the alternative method to flatten the clay and lots of other cool techniques

Can't wait to look at this properly later, thank you for this <: 
LingYee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I only have the resources to use Play-Doh in place of polymer clay, but I just wanted to say that solely reading your tutorials was a wonderfully joyful experience. Thank you for sharing and many thanks for your hard work. :aww:
ieatpastalol Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how long do you advise us to bake each time?
ieatpastalol Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so if we choose to sell them, we have to include "inspired by talty" in the description on the site?
omenaapple Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
not sure if you're linking other people's creations anymore, but I thought i'd pop by again ovo/ I think your brilliant tutorial has been inspiration behind most of my polymer creations so far. x3
KuroKyu-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
This is a really awesome tutorial. I actually have quite a bit of polymer clay that I keep meaning to use to make little food charms like this. Of course, most my (astoundingly) bad habit of procrastination has kinda put a stop to that. However your tutorial is really easy to follow and helps a lot so I think I'll try to make cakes again. Thanks!
eyewannaknow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
where i live there is no polymer clay available...i tried ordering it online but unfortunately it was too expensive. anyway this is amazing i tried doing this with play doh but some kind of fungus grew on it after a day o.O so i stopped trying, anyway this is amazing!
tenchibaka Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
i keep intending to use your tutorial to make a jelly pie but i never get around to it XD
SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I need to get the transparent stuff ;-;  [all I have is plain white Sculpty]
one question:
the last time you bake it, after the decoration process, how long do you bake it for, and at what temperature?

this is a brilliant tutorial!!! I had been looking for how to make the color and texture for cakes and breads, and this answerd all of my questions involving it:heart:

I hope I get to bake tomorrow, I really want cake now, those all looked so yummy~~~
AChan-Adopts Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Making them as I typeeee
Human-pon3 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aweesome tut! Check out what I made:…
And this one:…
Kyranna Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
ninjassinwolf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
it will be awhile if i do make a mini cake, but if and when i do ill make sure to credit you (I always credit those of what i use.) but i dont know if ill do it in the near future, its just a nice tutorial :) i was just wondering how people made their cake look all crumby like, cause i know stabbing it looks horrible and then crumpled foil doesnt work for me..... but yeah :) again, nice tutorial!
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice method to make cakes... I put some on my store, do you like them?
amber1700 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god I love you <3 Thankyou so much for this..
sDoost Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is really amazing! great job you do there!!!
thetardislover4546 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm sorry to spam you with all these questions (I'm just a noob honestly) but how long would you recommend baking it the last time? I'm using sculpey III if that makes any difference?
thetardislover4546 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Quick question, you said to put in the eye pin in between the frosting, but then put on the fondant like cover later. In the example for the fondant part, there isn't an eye pin. I'm wondering how you get the fondant around the eyepin? Is it just a matter of ripping it a bit to get through the eye pin and then smooth it down?
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I just cut a small slit to slip the eyepin through, and smooth it over if it needs it :)
thetardislover4546 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome, thanks. I don't have a light yellow, having already gone to the store and I've forgotten it. Can I use a light beige?
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Sure! Specially if it has a yellowish tint. Try to see what works best for you, my recipe is an example :)
thetardislover4546 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think a tiny pinch of yellow and skin tone worked okay. Thanks.
thetardislover4546 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Got some TLS today, finally found it! I'm going to try an attempt at this.
Ai-Minto Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My first try! I didn't have all the extra bottles to make it look shiny or cool so I put nailpolish on it before baking it to give it a glossy look~
Hollandlop92 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Wow, amazing 0.0
angelthefurbat1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the first tutorial I read from you and I can obviously tell you put humor and info in it. I like that. :)
deviantcupcakeart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I love your tutorials!!!You're SOOO GOOD at polymer clay!!!
deviantcupcakeart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
deviantcupcakeart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
The texture is so hard.OMG
But im ok with it.
Brookette Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Ok. What if I want the cake to be chocolate too, can I just sub the yellow for brown/chocolate to mix with the translucent? and then what is a good baking time once its all put together? Or how do I know if it's under baked once it comes out?
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I use straight Sculpey III in Chocolate to make chocolate cake, it doesn't need translucent. A good baking time, well that depends on the size, I'm only picky with baking times when there's lots of translucent clay since it tends to darken, other colors won't darken that much so lately I've been baking them for one hour just to be sure.

You can't know if your clay is under baked until two or three years later when the clay starts crumbling in your hands :lol:
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