Camp Doll Diaries Campers love getting care packages from home! And they LOVE getting sweet treats! Today’s Bakery Battle theme is Sugar Cookies and I am going to show you how I created cookies using Sculpey Clay.
Inspiration for the cookies in this care package came from Cheryl’s Cookies. It is always a must to stop by Cheryl’s when we are visiting our family in Columbus, OH. Sometimes I surprise my daughters and have a batch shipped to our home. Cheryl’s cookies are super yummy and pretty too. When this week’s theme was baking I knew immediately I wanted to make a few doll sized clay Cheryl ‘s cookies. Here is a link to Cheryl’s website: http://www.cheryls.com/.
- Sculpey Clay
- Clay tools
- Cookie Pattern/Cutter
- Large and small straws
- White foam paper
- Tacky glue
- Sharpie Marker
- 1/8 inch hand hole punch
- Small box
Instructions for Ladybug cookies:
1. Using a light tan colored clay, work it with fingers to soften and roll into a ball.
2. Using a smooth surface roll out to about 1/8 inch thick. Using a heart pattern mini cutter (mine is from Pampered-Chef) or you could trace a heart shape onto paper, cut out, and using a small knife cut the shape into the clay. Once you cut out your shape, take your roller and lightly roll over it to make if slightly larger.
3. Using a toothbrush, lightly tap over the edges of the heart to give it a cookie texture.
4. Roll out red clay to about 2/16 inch thick (thinner than the tan) and cut out heart shape. Do not roll back over the heart. You want this piece to be slightly smaller than the tan. Place red clay (frosting) over the tan clay(cookie) and apply slight pressure. If you get fingerprints on clay, take roller and gently go over clay surface.
5. Roll out a thin piece of black clay. Use a standard sized straw piece to create the ladybug dots. Use a piece of a large milkshake straw to create the lady bug head. Place pieces onto red clay and apply slight pressure.
**Place clay cookies on a slightly crumpled piece of aluminum foil. This uneven baking surface allows good airflow around the clay. BAKE according to package instructions: this called for 275 degrees for 15 minutes. Allow to completely cool.
6. For the eyes I used a 1/8 inch hole punch and white foam paper. Attach with Tacky Glue. Use a black sharpie to create eye details. (I did not use white clay for the eyes because I was afraid that the white would yellow while baking due it its very small size).
Instructions for Flower cookies:
Same as mentioned above, but with a flower shaped cutter. I used a rounded end clay tool to create depressions in clay to give it a petal appearance. The large straw created a small circle for the flower center.
This milk pitcher is a 3 ounce polycarbonate creamer purchased here: http://www.webstaurantstore.com/get-cm-300-cl-3-oz-polycarbonate-creamer-12-pack-clear/375CM300CL.html. This pitcher is perfectly sized for 18 inch dolls. The cups are Broadman communion cups that were purchased from http://www.amazon.com/. The milk was created using equal parts resin and hardener with white opaque resin pigment.
Place the cookies in a decorated recycled jewelry or craft box. Now you have a perfect doll cookie care package!