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Cakes & Flamingos



Coming up with a suitable title that truly reflected the diverse content of this post was very challenging, hence the intricacy of the three words that I decided to go with.


Life's too short to ponder over such things.


In my last post I said I would be continuing with my "30 Day of Polymer Clay Food" Prompt list. The next item on the list was bunny macarons, but because I went off the bunny theme, I decided to make some classic macarons instead.



They are not the object of this Victoria Sponge Cake arrangement because I am going to use them in a cake all of their own.


The Victoria Sponge was made to look rustic and homemade, like the kind of cake one would expect to find in a country kitchen or a coastal cafe.



If you'd like to join in the making of polymer clay food everyday, go to https://www.maiveferrando.com/30-day-polymer-clay-food-prompt to print out my list and see what this exercise is all about.


Twelve down, eighteen to go.


Aside miniature macarons and a Victoria Sponge Cake, I worked on two simple vanilla sponge cakes with blood orange slices, one with chocolate icing one with pink icing.


They both come with two loose slices because I know how fun it can be to arrange them in different ways in a miniature scene.




I first discovered blood oranges when I moved to Italy and I instantly became obsessed with them. I had always loved oranges, but these were something else and the colour to me was just divine!


I love to use them in my miniature cakes as they add a beautiful pop of colour, especially when there's a little pink in the cake.



The last cake this week is a vanilla loaf cake with pink icing and sugar-like daisies. This one also comes with three slices, that are set together, so they can be arranged in different ways.


The whole cake measured 2.2cm long approximately before I cut it and the daisies measure 3mm wide.




For the August issue of Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine, I created a miniature flamingo to add a tropical touch to summer themed scenes or for those who just love flamingos!






I had never made a flamingo sculpture before, so this was a fun challenge for me!


So don't worry if you've never made one before; I'll be there guiding you from start to finish on how to recreate this Chilean inspired flamingo and to give you as much advice as I can.




As you can probably tell from the cover, the magazine is packed with great articles, interviews and demonstrations from amazing artists and miniaturists from all over the world.


Dolls House & Miniature Scene offers the magazine in print and digital format as well as subscriptions, so it doesn't matter where you are in the world, you can read the magazine wherever you may be.


On their website you'll also find tutorials, competitions, giveaways and more. Just go to https://www.hobbies-and-crafts.co.uk/hac to find out more.



As you may know from my Etsy Shop front, due to the current global situation, I am limiting my trips to the post office to once a week. My posting day is FRIDAY and it will remain such until further notice.


That is all "me news" today.


I hope you'll enjoy the weekend sculpting the flamingo or other projects in the magazine! I'd love to know what you have been up to during the lockdown :)


Love to you all,

Stay safe,

Maive






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