Polyform® Cupcake Picture Holder

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by Phoebe Doehring, Polyform®®

Polyform® Cupcake Picture Holder

This cupcake looks good enough to eat! How sweet it will be to display your favorite photo or use this as part of a decorative setting arrangement!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275 °F for 15 minutes per 1/4 in thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use.
  • 2
    Condition a small amount of Red Hot Red clay and roll it out until it’s about 1/8 inch thick. If you have a clay dedicated pasta machine, you can run it through on the #2 setting. Using the heart shaped mini cutter, cut out one heart. Bake according to the directions on the package. Baking the heart will make it easier to push into the top of your cupcake.
  • 3
    Condition Chocolate until it’s soft and smooth. Roll the conditioned clay into a ball. Shape the ball into a cylinder shape. As you create the cylinder, try to make one end slightly narrower to mimic a cupcake bottom. Flatten the top and bottom of the cylinder. Using your craft knife make vertical indentations into the cupcake base so it looks like the wrapper. Set base aside.
  • 4
    Condition White clay until it’s soft and smooth. Add some iridescent glitter to it and condition again until all of the glitter is mixed in. Roll the conditioned clay into long snake, approximately 1/4” thick and 18” long. Using the Chocolate base as a guide, carefully start to coil the snake to make a twirled cupcake top. (Tip: Make the coil slightly wider than the base to start and then gradually taper.)
  • 5
    Attach the frosting top to the bottom base using a little Bake and Bond. Add a little Bake and Bond to the bottom of the heart and press it into the top of your cupcake.
  • 6
    Take your piece of wire and poke a hole through the top of the frosting all the way down to the base. Remove the wire. Making this hole will allow you to add your coiled piece of wire later.
  • 7
    Make a very thin snake of Red Hot Red clay and cut it into 10 equal sized small little pieces. Roll these pieces into tiny balls for sprinkles. Do the same with the Hot Pink. Attach the sprinkles in a random pattern on the frosting top.
  • 8
    Bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes. Allow to cool and coat with Sculpey® Gloss to give it a nice shine.
  • 9
    Take your wire and hold one end with pliers and gently coil the wire. Stick the straight end into your cup cake. If it is too tall simply cut the wire end with wire cutters. Add a drop of fast setting glue into the hole and insert your wire. Add a picture and enjoy!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Polyform® Sculpey® III Clay 2oz. Red Hot Red 104129990
  •  Polyform® Sculpey® III Clay 2oz. White 104129997
  •  Polyform® Sculpey® III Clay 2oz. Chocolate 104129975
  •   Polyform® Sculpey® III Clay 2oz. Hot Pink 104129979
  • Polyform® Bake and Bond 2 oz. 104729594
  •  Polyform® Sculpey® Gloss Glaze 104130066
  •  Nicole™ Crafts Clay Tool Set 12pc. 104750059
  •  Nicole™ Crafts Clay Machine 104136455
  •  Nicole™ Crafts Extra Fine Glitter 2oz. Iridescent Silver 104559002
  •  Panacea™ Stem Wire 18 gauge 18 inch Green 104456104
  • Beadalon® EZ-Crimp™ Pliers 104250129
  •  Panacea™ Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Aleene's® 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue® 104148018
  • Heart Metal Cutters (Shape of your choice)