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Polymer Clay Red Velvet Love Cakes by Talty Polymer Clay Red Velvet Love Cakes by Talty

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These cakes are available in my Storenvy [link] and Etsy [link] or you can just buy them directly from me :D

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Specially to ^maytel, at least one of this slices is coming your way! :love:

I love these cakes! Last time I made red velvet cake I received feedback telling me that the color is actually darker... so I listened :) Each slice has pure white frosting, it looks so fluffy :drool: each slice includes a tiny red heart, the hearts have a slight color marbling, it's an adorable effect. I'm really happy with the way they turned out, and I think I got the color of red velvet cake perfectly this time :love: I actually decided to make a full cake this time instead of making slice per slice, it saves a bit of time but it requires more dedication to texture them all at once without going insane. But they look so adorable together, so it was worth it :D

I actually didn't try red velvet cake until a a week ago, we were hanging out with some friends when we passed by a bakery and they had red velvet cupcakes... I asked Oka to buy me one since I had never tried red velvet. I didn't think the flavor was anything special, it was kind of chocolatey, kind of sweet, and kind of meh. I don't know if that's what red velvet cakes are supposed to taste like, but I'm not impressed so far! Red velvet is not a popular flavor here in Mexico and that was actually the first bakery that I've seen selling them, so maybe they were doing them wrong. I will try to find another bakery and give it another chance.

Technical stuff: All handmade with polymer clay by me! No molds or pre-mades were used, 100% handmade one by one with love. The techniques and materials I used were explained in my polymer clay cake tutorial.

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:iconelchadra:
Very pretty--the cake itself is extremely realistic (my cousin has a top-secret recipe for red velvet cake, and this looks almost exactly like it). If you're trying for extreme realism, the pointed edge should be a little more crumbly, but I actually had to stare at the slices for a few minutes to see that part, so I wouldn't really worry about it.

The only thing off is the frosting, which also throws off the slices when viewed from the top. I'm not sure how hard this effect would be to accomplish, but typically I see round cakes like that frosted in a circular motion to create a swirl on top. Same for the sides, you would sweep a knife around the cake and try to have any knife tracks go around the cake rather than up and down. It really is the only thing that breaks through the illusion of this being real cake, so overall, very nice job. You've succeeded in making me want some red velvet cake ^^.
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mizuki12341 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:PinkyPiela: CAAAAAAAKE~!!!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   Artisan Crafter
cake zombie! run!
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mizuki12341 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:PinkyPiela: *NOM NOM NOM~!!!*
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hantoresunosora75 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
owow yo quiero uno!!!!!
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Talty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Gracias! si te interesa están a la venta!
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Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So pretty! and realistic!
-Jenna <3
P.S. I make things from clay too! My store is full of them!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)

:highfive:
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nechama7 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
So adorable! *o*
The texture and attention to detail is amazing! >3<:;
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thank you for noticing the details :love:
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HorrificSensation Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
your works look so delicious!! XD haha I'm probably not the first to say that either X3
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Your comment is much appreciated :love:
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HorrificSensation Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
hehe x3
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negritapower Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
quiero comerlaaa......
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:giggle: eso sería divertido de ver, gracias!
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist
I love them! The color looks much better and the frosting looks so thick and delicious :'D
my only critique is that most of the time I see red velvet cake made with cream cheese frosting, which is not pure white usually but slightly off-white/cream color I think :3
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:iconjesusrosefromthedead:
Love this!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love:
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:iconjesusrosefromthedead:
No problem! :)
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MegaCatGirl13 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Artist
So cute!

Have a question tho. What does actual velvet cake taste like? We don't have it...
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

It didn't taste great, I only tried it once and I suspect it was a bad recipe because it tasted very "meh". I want to try it again from a different place and see if it's any better :D
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MegaCatGirl13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
You're welcome :D

Does it have a specific flavour or does it just taste like cake?
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
The one I ate had a very mild flavor, it had a slight hint of chocolate but it didn't taste like cake either. It also was very moist.
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MegaCatGirl13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Sounds pretty good!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I guess it could, it wasn't anything special for me :slow:
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kageshoujo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have long since given up on clay cakes, they don't like me as much as your clay cakes love you! Yours looks amazing, as usual. While the texturing of the cake is amazing, the icing puts me off too, as the critique by ~elchadra says. How the icing was made, especially from the top view, breaks the illusion and gives away that it is clay, it almost looks like clay and not real frosting; it doesn't look especially delicious, or real. Also maybe the lighting for the top photo is not so good--the icing seems (to my eyes) to have a blue/grayish cast, making it look like clay.

From experience eating and baking, red velvet is a meh flavor in general. It is made with chocolate, but small amounts of it (a few tablespoons unlike the many chocolate you use to make a chocolate cupcake), and the red color is achieved with colorings. So it's pretty meh on its own, and the frosting is what really makes it a star. Cream cheese frosting is what is normally used for it, and by experience is one of the best matches for cream cheese. Red velvet is usually popular for its festive color--perfect for valentines and christmas--but flavor wise it's not a complete standout. (Also it can be quite more economical to make since it requires minimal ingredients. It's very easy to make it from your own home.)

However, there are a few stand outs there, truly amazing red velvets! Its flavors are more subdued in nature compared to other cupcakes, so it takes some getting used to for those who haven't had it yet.
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claymasey98 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow, beautiful!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :blushes:
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These look fantastic! I totally love the icing - it looks so swirly and fluffy and whip-y. I just want to lick it. And little itty bitty hearts are soooo cute. :heart:
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Talty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
That's what I tried to do, I dunno why but I love swirly fluffy icing. If it's too smooth it looks kinda artificial :lol: thanks for your comment :meow:
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too! :D And you're welcome of course! :la:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:huggle:
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madgabber Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
These are so perfeeect!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Oh thank you! :blushes:
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PichLechuga Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
hehehe cool
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :huggle:
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oro24immortal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
so cute^^
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Talty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :meow:
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Kaerlyn Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
This is beautiful! I wish my fimo charms were as neat as yours, aha, my slices always end up a little wonky :S

I made some red velvet cupcakes for a friend last year. I think they had a nice fluffy airy texture to them, very light, but I agree that the flavour is very 'meh'.

Nothing 'meh' about your charms though, they are pure lovely-ness :heart:
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Reixma Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a real one of this, and it was very scrummy! :hungry:
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Talty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Oh I wish I could taste it! :love:
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Reixma Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't remember what it tasted like, but it took a long time to eat, it was so big! :giggle:
I remember it was nice, but flavours are lost on me...
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ChickenB13 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow these are beautiful, talty! :)
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Talty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you my dear! :huggle:
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ChickenB13 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your very welcome, sweetie~ :hug:
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:iconimhapyplz: Holy cow, when I think of the time it took to texturize all those red cake sides, I just... :faint: You're awesome :love:
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Talty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! So are you, I'm always blown away by your drawings :heart: I could never draw :(
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elecxra Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Red Velvet cake is just... gorgeous. This is twice as! :)
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Talty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
awwwwww thank you! :blushes: I have to agree, it's gorgeous, such beautiful colors :)
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thornnstar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are very cute!! ^^
Red velvet cake is basically chocolate cake with food coloring to make it a deep red. It has a specific type of frosting as well. (I've watched my mom make it a few times).
I prefer tiramisu as my cake of choice though :3
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Talty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
I gotta agree, tiramisu is so rich and delicious :D all the flavors go along perfectly! Maybe the one I ate had the wrong frosting, or wasn't as good.
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