I began making miniature food from polymer clay a couple of years ago for my Victorian dollhouse. I made more than I needed to fill my miniature kitchen, but couldn't stop making them. So I just carried on. It's a great hobby, but very addictive. I am happy to be part of the Guild and enjoy looking at all the fantastic things other members have made from polymer clay.
I have just started making food preparation boards. I have used yellow clay for the egg yolk and clear liquid Fimo poured over this to resemble the egg white.
The fruit fillings were made from a mixture of polymer clay, liquid Fimo and coloured chalks. I used a Fimo varnish and amber glass paint to create a burnt effect. The pie was decorated with layers of individual clay leaves.
A few layers of varnish were used to achieve realism. Again I have used tin foil and a pin to create the inside texture of the gateaux.
The bowl of cake mixture was made with 'ground down' polymer clay and liquid Fimo and then stirred in the bowl. I tore the clay apart to create a textured ice-cream effect.
The bread has been coloured with pastel chalks and the flour effect achieved with white chalk. I used crumpled up foil and a small pin to texture the bread. The butter was spread when the clay was still warm from the oven.
I used quite a bit of translucent polymer clay for the icing effect. A miniature fork was used to take away a piece of the cake slice. I did this when the clay was warm. The tea is made from Liquid Fimo and coloured chalks.
The fruit cakes were textured with semolina and black sand. I used quite a bit of ochre for these cakes. The Dundee cake was topped with sesame seeds and then a layer of glass paint to make it realistically sticky.