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MAL's Clay Cake Tutorial by MangaAnimeLover MAL's Clay Cake Tutorial by MangaAnimeLover
Just thought it would be fun to try and share my very alternative kind of working methods (haven't got money for all the fancy cutters and clay tools, so I use what I find around me).

And I, even though quite experienced with clay by now, enjoy tutorials made by other polymer clay artists. You never know when you could find a piece of gold in another artist's tutorials. I hereby offer the same to others. And, of course, I want to teach the not-so-experienced clay artists one way to make clay cake :)

(The key to success lies in the ability to develop your own techniques, methods, and designs, though ;))

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:bulletblue: Please show me your work! :D :bulletblue:
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:iconbananadolphino:
BananaDolphino Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice tutorial, looks good for a beginner like me. Gonna try this out right now!
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:icondeadpoetic17:
DeadPoetic17 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really enjoyed reading this :D
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you did :D
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:icondeadpoetic17:
DeadPoetic17 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, i did enjoyed it very much ^w^
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VampireAcinoriv Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
THANK YOU
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you could use it :)
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:iconvampireacinoriv:
VampireAcinoriv Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
sorry my work was gone i dunno where it is
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:iconppg-and-rrb10:
PPG-and-RRB10 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH! Totally gonna try it out!:3
Hopefully ebay will ship my clay in time.
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good luck with it, and have fun! :D
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:iconppg-and-rrb10:
PPG-and-RRB10 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really looks like fun but because I have never worked with clay it maybe a bit hard^^;
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Working with clay is quite easy, I'd say :) (that's why you see so much polymer clay jewelry here on the internet). I can give you a few pieces of advice: make sure to never knead the clay too much or it will stick to you fingers and become difficult to work with - and if you make cake slices, remember to let the whole cake cool down and harden in your fridge for some minutes before cutting slices, or else the clay might become a bit mashed under pressure :)
Hope these two tips will help you ^^
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:iconppg-and-rrb10:
PPG-and-RRB10 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SesuKyio Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that's really awesome
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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SesuKyio Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome
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Maleficent1959 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Amazing work! Made me hungry.....:XD: How did you decorate it like that?!
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I'm not sure I can explain it so it's understandable. But I'll try :XD:
Roll out a lot of thin white "sausages" (LOL, dunno what to call 'em). Put them on the cake with a certain distance between each one. Press them onto the cake lightly. Then take a needle and run it over the white stripes/sausages. First in one direction, make a little space, and then the other. So you go: left, space, right, space, left, space, right and so on. If you look at my picture in the tutorial, you can see the marks where I have run the needle.
I hope this can help you somehow :D
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Maleficent1959 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Thank you :) It did!!!!
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! :eager:
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poliken Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I tried to do it but when I cut the slices they donīt look like yours!!!! They look distorted!! maybe i have to wait until the clay hardens....i donīt know!! Help!!!
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MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some types of clay get so soft and sticky when you touch them too much, and then it gets hard to cut them. Put your clay cake in the freezer or fridge a bit until it is firm. Then there should be no problem with cutting it :) (just as long you make sure to cut it in equal sizes, of course) :)
Good luck with it ;)
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poliken Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Thanks!!!!!!
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Art-Greylace Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I suggest cutting it cold.

Even with a razorblade, it always distorts for me otherwise....
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MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes, the clay doesn't get too soft when working with it, and then it isn't (to me, at least) necessary to let it cool (perhaps because I use a brand of clay that not many use? Dunno if there's much difference between the various brands..). But I've come to realize that the result is prettier, so I do it more often now :)
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Art-Greylace Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I also work under a lamp. And knead my clay rather more than absolutely required.
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, it's better to knead too much than too little, right? ;)
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Art-Greylace Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
*nodnod*
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:iconmaytel:
maytel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I used a glue stick cap :)
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whatever works works :giggle:
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lucki-marshmallow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
This is very well-written and adorable! :D I love it!
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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lucki-marshmallow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
No problem! :)
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:iconztinizz:
ztinizz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I made that cake, thanks for the tut!
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uuuhh, now I'm curious. I wanna see! :eager:
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:iconztinizz:
ztinizz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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adcdmc Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
great tutorial! Im the same as you i use what i find around the house and i also love to look at other peoples tutorials to find lil tips and tricks even tho iv been working with clay for 4 years now.
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MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
There are so many inspiring clay artists out there, and when I look at their cakes I get 100 different ideas to make myself! >w<
Sp I'm glad we are a lot who make clay sweets so that we can inspire each other~
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adcdmc Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
yes iam glad as well :)
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Vrennue Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Yaaay, I work with the same sort of equipment - deo bottles for rolling out and those simple cutters :la: Now I don't feel that unprofessional anymore :D

Nice tutorial, I make my cakes the same way ;)
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MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The worst part about professional tools is that they are waaay too expensive! So it's just a question about being creative enough to come up with something just as good. And that certainly should not be seen as unprofessional - it's more hardcore if you can make a pretty result with scrap tools instead of expensive clay tools, don't you agree? ;)
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Vrennue Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Probably true. Plus it's funnier when you work on clay with someone else and they ask if they could have your deodorant xD I'll keep the argument with "more hardcore" in mind for future conversations about expensive tools! :)
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MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, nobody has ever asked me that! Just proves that it works :giggle:
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rubyraysafir Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Thank you! ^.^
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad it can help you ^^
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Pechi-Peach Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Hehe i really want to try this. need to buy some clay thou :/
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so fun! You should definitely try it out. It's so addictive :D
And clay isn't that expensive. You could start out with a few colours and a few tools. I'm sure you'll love it ;)
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Pechi-Peach Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Ok puls i like cute stuff like that i have to much niknacks but i still buy more xD ya its just the store that sellsit is a little far away but ill still go ;D
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MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You could always order clay on the internet. I believe that there are quite a few online stores settled in Canada, hm? ;)
Also, clay is often cheaper online. Lucky for me, the cheapest clay in my region is a local store. I don't need to order something from the internet. But if that store hadn't been here, I would definitely buy online. So you can do that also :D
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Pechi-Peach Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
That actuly a good idea! Thanks ill post the pics when im doen :3
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:iconmangaanimelover:
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uhh, I'm so excited! :eager:
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