Miniature food making relies on a set of basic sculpting skills, and handily enough, today’s project gives you a chance to practice all of them.
The skills you’ll be learning,
which will help you with a variety of other tiny food projects, are:
the proper amount of translucent clay
clay a browned or baked appearance
with liquid clay
So without further ado, let’s make some tiny pizza!
Tools and Supplies:
Clay colors: Premo Ecru, White, Translucent, Raw Sienna, Translucent; Sculpey III Poppy, Red Hot Red; Translucent Liquid Clay
Parchment paper or aluminum foil (see step 3); Chalk pastels in ecru, burnt sienna, red, orange, light tan, yellow (any brand will do); Paint brushes (medium, small, and very small); Razor blade; Clay blade; Needle tool; Small bowl; Wooden craft stick; Sculpey Satin Glaze
We’ll begin by making the pizza crust, and the color mix you’ll be creating here can be used as the base for most baked goods, from loaves of bread and sugar cookies to croissants and lattice-crust pies, so bookmark this recipe. Note: The translucent clay lends the final product a much more realistic appearance, as if the crust were made from real flour and yeast, over a more opaque, chalky look were you to skip the translucent. For this reason, generally speaking, always use translucent clay in your mix when making tiny foods.