Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Craft Projects: Fimo Clay Cupcake Charms

Over the weekend I nipped to The Range, which is a store in the UK that sells a little bit of everything.

Their craft section is pretty good and reasonable in price, so I went there to get some general items for the jewellery stall, packaging etc.

I picked up some fimo clay blocks while I was there, and spent an evening making cupcake charms :D

Here's what I used:

1. Some greaseproof paper
2. Facial wipes for your hands (these are handy when transferring to a different clay colour, I find washing and drying my hands leaves tiny fibres behind which catch on the clay)
3. Silver-plated headpins
4. A base colour for your cupcake, as well as some frosting colours
5. I used the skewers for quickly slicing through the clay, I recommend a knife

I used a light beige coloured clay and made a large roll of it, then sliced it by pushing a skewer through the roll, trying to split the roll into equal mini bits. I would suggest using a knife, I just didn't have an old craft-type one available.

I rolled each little section into a ball, then I pressed the ball either side into the greaseproof paper, rotating it so I ended up with a cone. I used a silver-plated headpin to press lines into the cone, then I turned the cone upside down and pressed it down a little, creating a flat bottom.

The bottoms turned out flatter than I was hoping, I'm sure there's a trick to making them taller. I also added blobs to the middle of each base, as something for the frosting to stick to.

Here are the finished cupcakes, right before baking. I decided to try some with white shimmer frosting, others with a red glitter frosting and some with pink frosting. As you can see, most of them have a headpin through them, ready for making into charms. I'm not entirely sure if any of these are good enough to feature in my jewellery though ;)

The pink frosting with white shimmery heart on top is my fave :)

I definitely don't work well with fimo clay, but it was fun to make them. Maybe with lots of practice I'd get alot better, haha.

Fiona x


  1. Such a great, creative idea.. now a follower, can;t wait to here more ideas like this xxx

  2. I've always wanted to try make things like this but I've used fimo before and found it so hard. Your so talented :) x


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