I’m so sorry about the camera issue… it wasn’t really a technical issue, I just couldn’t find my charger haha… but i’ve found it now, so i’m back! So I said berries were up next on this sweets deco tute but I just remembered that I already have a tute for strawberries and blueberries. So i’ve updated the existing one here with an additional raspberry tute. Therefore today’s tutorial is actually the final one: how to put it all together :). Yay!
Today i’m going to decorate the top part of this travel brush. There are really four main steps in sweets deco: making your parts, planning the layout of the sweets, putting adhesive on the item and adding your parts on top.
First we need to work out where everything is going to go. I’ve put polymer clay in a colour I don’t use over the top to stick my items in to see what they look like. If you have something like Blu-tack (I think it’s called Elmer’s Tack in the US) that will work a lot better because it actually sticks, I just couldn’t find any at home right now.
So just put your items on in all sorts of ways until you’re happy with it. You might want to consider the practicality of your item though. For example my wafer looks pretty good sticking out like that but it’s likely to break off when I brush my hair, so i’m going to consider moving that.
Now it’s time to put some type of adhesive to keep your parts on your item. For us it’s going to be a modelling paste/impasto mix. You can read more about this here. I am just adding impasto to my modelling paste to use it up, modelling paste itself is probably good enough, or modelling paste plus a bit of white acrylic paint to make it less thick. I find that modelling paste is a very strong adhesive on plastic as well, none of my items have broken or fallen off and the modelling paste itself has not peeled off my items either. Just keep in mind that if you use a cream made out of resin or air dry clay such as Grace whip clay it will peel off plastic.
So here i’ve got my modelling paste/impasto mix and I mixed until it was very smooth.
This is the piping tip i’m going to use. It’s got 8 bits (I don’t know what you call them). Fill up your piping bag and get your tip ready.
Test out your mix and do a bit of a practice run. If you’re as inconsistently bad as me at piping you really should do this before you put it on your item. Also, because i’m not very consistently good at piping, this is why I am not going to teach you guys how to do it sorry! If you search on youtube and online you’ll find a plethora of tutorials – refer here for a starter on how to do a basic shell which is what I am going to do today.
Carefully pipe your cream onto your item… i’m pretty happy with mine today! Anyway put all your items on the way you wanted them too very carefully. Once it’s on it’s not coming off. The key word here is to work carefully!
Also get out your items for your finishing touches such as rhinestones, puff paints for chocolate sauce, or anything else you want to use and apply it. I’m only going to put chocolate sauce on today.
And tada! Finished item! Woohoo! Now very carefully move it out of the way to dry for a few days. And that’s the end of my sweets deco tute :). If you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments and i’ll try my best to help. I don’t know everything though, but i’ll try to answer as much as possible :).