Polymer Clay Donut


    
My daughter’s birthday falls on this month.  To celebrate it, we made clay donuts for her friends.

I enjoyed making them even without the help of a mold. To get the right color I want for my dough, i had to mix three colors of clay. Faux sprinkles and dessicated coco are also not available in our area, so i had to make them too.  Err, yes quite time consuming!  The easiest is to buy them online. :) 

Beginners (like me) might find this useful.  This was how I made my first donuts.
Mix clay until you find the color you want.  (I mixed a little brown and lots of yellow and white on this one.) 

Form into a small ball. ( Ooops.. sorry for the blurry picture!)



Press it down a bit. Don’t apply too much pressure.



Poke a hole right on the center.  If you don’t have tools yet, you can use the other end of your artist’s brush just as i did.



Donuts aren’t that smooth.  To create texture, use an old but clean toothbrush around your donut.

  

After brushing it lightly, your donut should look like this.



Take a another color of clay for the frosting.  Form into a small ball and shape into a tiny splatter like this:


You can mix clay with TLS (Translucent Liquid Sculpey) for the frosting if you want.  But as I was making these donuts, i do not have TLS with me.  Yeah, great...  Well, Girl Scouts can always come up with something!


Press the splatter atop and on the sides of your little donut.
 


Poke, poke, poke.  Right on the center, and check out for frosting smudges on the other side of the hole.



Ta-daaaa! Here’s your donut with the frosting on. ;)

On top



On the side



Bake your little donuts according to package instructions.  Allow to cool after baking. (Note:  Stick headpins on donuts prior to baking, that is, if you wish to make donuts charms.)



Brush the top with glue or gloss, whichever you like.  Take note to brush only those parts you wish to put your sprinkles on.



They should look like this.



Sprinkle time! Use faux sprinkles, dessicated coco or sugar crystals.



Shake off excess sprinkles.

Move “stray” sprinkle with a headpin, but don’t let your sprinkles look “unnatural".


Gloss all other parts of your “frosting”.  Allow to dry.   
Yey, my donuts are ready!



Here’s my daughter’s birthday donuts. :)





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