Fruits tutorial

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This is a post on making fruits for your pies, waffles, tarts, anything! I’m going to link to this page from the other tutorials. Also, it’s going to be a work in progress because fruits are quite time consuming to make so i’ll add to this as time goes on.

Whole strawberries:

1. Start with a small ball of red clay. This part is a little hard to explain, but basically roll one ‘end’ of the circle so that it starts to make a point.

2. This is what it should look like. Maybe pinch your strawberry a bit to make the shape right.

3. You can cut your strawberry in half so that you have slices of half strawberries to put on your tarts.

4. I forgot to take a picture of this step, but it’s easy to describe. Using the blunt end of a needle, poke holes in your strawberry to make ‘seeds’. You can use a toothpick or other sharp objects, but i’ve found that the blunt end of a needle is the right shape for seeds.


1. Blueberries are really more of a dark purple, so mix small amounts of red clay with blue clay until the colour looks right. Roll into a small circle.

2. Use the blunt end of a needle to make a small hole on one side of the blueberry.

3. Tada! Blueberry completed!

Kiwi Fruits

I just want to address kiwi fruits – I copied how to do my kiwi fruit slices from a book called Miniature Food Masterclass by Angie Scarr. Because I have copied her technique from beginning to end I have absolutely no right to put a tutorial up on how to do it. But there is a good tutorial on kiwi canes here. This tute uses a lot of special equipment like pasta machines and nozzles and stuff but I just roll my sheets by hand. You have to be very precise with all your rolling and sizes and stuff otherwise the cane will look bad. It takes a lot of time and patience to make a kiwi cane and they’re hard, be warned!


1. Roll out a thin sausage and cut it up into lots of little uniform chunks, the more the better. Roll each chunk into a ball.

2. Gather all your little balls to make a rough triangle.

3. Press lightly to keep all the balls together, but you don’t want to press too much so that it still stays round.



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  5. Carrie says

    Thank you so much, these tutorials are very helpful and I’ve succeeded making these things! They mean a lot to me!, sincerely, Carrie.

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