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!
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.
Start by placing clay into the mould.
Make a dome shape for the top of the cake.
Place it on top and shape it.
Texture the cake with a toothbrush.
Use golden brown chalk pastels and a brush to make it look realistic.
Shade the sides of the cake.
It should look like this.
Carefully take it out of the mould by squeezing the sides gently.
Gently texture the sides of the base.
Shade the bottom of the cupcake.
Use the ball tool to indent where you want the eyes.
Roll out two balls for the eyes.
Indent the eyes (optional).
Roll out a very thin snake of clay for the mouth.
Add on the mouth carefully.
Take your TLS (translucent liquid Sculpey).
Pour out some of the TLS into a container.
Mix the clay and TLS to create icing.
Add the icing to the cupcake.
Add micro marbles for sprinkles.
Add an eyepin to turn it into a charm.
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.
Sarah (AKA Frainy) loves to craft and create cute things. She lives in the North East of England and loves to collect plushies, anime figurines and dolls. She works with a variety of different crafting materials such as polymer clay and resin, and makes videos on Youtube showing off her latest projects.