7 Aug 2011

cupcake moulds

i really really have a thing for miniature cupcakes ! i dun like eating cupcakes in real life as i'm not very fond of spongy cakes, but for some reason, miniature cupcakes are just soooo cute to me !!

i dun like the slightly bigger ones people make for charms though, i like the more realistic ones. for quite some time, i've been wondering how others make the cupcake bases small enough with detailed indentations on the sides. i've been trying it myself and failed every time. the indentations would get squashed as i mark the ones on the opposite side. i've also tried various mould-makers but none satisfied me. i've even ordered a custom-made mould too, but i still didn't like how it turned out at the end.

until today, i finally made a cupcake mould that i really like !!

here is the cupcake made from the mould ~ totally satisfied with how the indentations turned out !!! =D

here're the moulds that i've been trying with ~

here's the famous blue putty mould. first of all it stinks stinks stinks ! secondly, not sure if it's bcos of the hot and humid weather here, it just kinda melts a bit and couldn't hold the shape properly. i've ordered some new ones actually, though they are certainly not my favourite thing to work with. 

bought this at Daiso (or Jusco $10 shop as we call it here), has anyone seen this before ?? the instruction is at the back. have to soften it first by putting it into the hot water, and then you can use it just like any mould-maker and it will air-dry. i have only used it once, the hot water thing was too troublesome. =P   

so actually, the cupcake was made with the good old polymer clay. although it's not flexible, the clay could easily come out with a bit of talcum powder, so it's not a problem. in fact, the hardness of the polymer clay held the shape of the indentations nicely. very happy with the result =)

i used very small bottle/tube caps to make the bases.
did anyone else go through all the trouble to make a nice cupcake ??? or was it just me... =( anyways i am happy now ~~ sometimes u gotta experiment with things, it's a learning process ~

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