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Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Posted on September 18, 2014 by

Learn how to make a kawaii cupcake from polymer clay with this photo tutorial. This style of clay cupcake is inspired by my friend xoxRufus on YouTube!

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Breakdown of supplies:

  • Polymer clay can be bought from many craft shops and online, I used Sculpey Premo in Ecru for the cake, Sculpey 3 in Ballerina and Chocolate for the icing and the face.
  • The cupcake base mould can be found on Etsy.
  • Liquid Clay, or Translucent Liquid Sculpey can also be bought from craft shops or online. Ebay is one of the best places for craft supplies!
  • The sprinkles are micromarbles which were bought online but you can also make your own sprinkles by rolling out polymer clay, cutting it up and baking it.
  • Pretty much all the tools I use have been bought from craft shops, Ebay, or other places online.
Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Start by placing clay into the mould.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Make a dome shape for the top of the cake.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Place it on top and shape it.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Texture the cake with a toothbrush.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Use golden brown chalk pastels and a brush to make it look realistic.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Shade the sides of the cake.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

It should look like this.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Carefully take it out of the mould by squeezing the sides gently.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Gently texture the sides of the base.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Shade the bottom of the cupcake.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Use the ball tool to indent where you want the eyes.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Roll out two balls for the eyes.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Indent the eyes (optional).

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Roll out a very thin snake of clay for the mouth.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Add on the mouth carefully.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Take your TLS (translucent liquid Sculpey).

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Pour out some of the TLS into a container.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Mix the clay and TLS to create icing.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Add the icing to the cupcake.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Add micro marbles for sprinkles.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Add an eyepin to turn it into a charm.

Kawaii Cupcakes Polymer Clay Tutorial

Bake it to the package’s instructions and you’re finished! You can glaze it with a craft glaze if you like, or just leave it matte.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, it’s my first picture tutorial, as I’m used to making video tutorials on my Youtube Channel, Frainy xo.

If you decide to try this out, comment below or tag @sckawaii on social media – we’d love to see your creations! You can also check out all of SCK’s original tutorials for more crafty ideas.


This tutorial was created by Frainy for Super Cute Kawaii and the images and instructions may not be reposted without credit and permission. Thank you for respecting the rights of artists and makers.

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    GillianOwens
    September 18, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I love this tutorial. It makes polymere clay stuff seem so easy! I never tried it, but it is tempting… I also subsribed to your channel and I reaaally wanna try out the chibi-in-a-pumpkin-costume-charm! :3

  • Reply
    Rosita
    September 18, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    loved it, thank you!

  • Reply
    Emma
    September 19, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I really loved this post, and I’m keen to give it a try! I love the use of the toothbrush texturing, and I have to get myself some of those micro marbles!

  • Reply
    Shara
    September 21, 2014 at 3:10 am

    So cute! I like seeing tutorials like this…

  • Reply
    Kya
    October 5, 2014 at 5:34 am

    That is awesome. Thanks for sharing. :D

  • Reply
    Rachael C
    October 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    This is a brilliant post. More more please!

  • Reply
    Louise
    October 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Brilliant tutorial! Such a cute cupcake ^_^

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