"Oh, nothing much...the usual. I stayed home and made tiny figurines of my friends out of sugar."
"Riiiight, well I gotta go..."
Seems to me that this love I have of making stuff out of edible clay can be a little creepy sometimes. I was thinking that while trying to gauge whether or not I had made a convincing bust line on the sugar image of one of my awesomest friends.
I actually asked myself "do those look like Friend X's boobs?"
At this point, I instinctively smacked my forehead with my palm and wondered why I started down this disturbing path of hobby turned business.
No, really, this is a legitimate cake order. Another super, stalwart gal-pal called me up and asked me to make this bridal-shower confection, and I instantly saw my friend and her husband-to-be as little gum paste figures, looking adoringly at each other through their fake, sugar eyes. It had to be done.
I found a pretty great set of tutorials for clay on eHow to get me started. I thought I'd show you a little of what I'm learning and putting into practice. I'm going for more of a cartoon feel to these figures, so no chiseled abs on my models. Just arms legs and faces thanks:).
(Added bonus of this video: genuine Italian accent makes all instructions easier to follow.)
How to Shape Clay into Human Form: Part 1 -- powered by ehow