I was feeling super nostalgic last week when I posted “Grandma Linda’s Sugar Cookie and Buttercream Frosting” recipes. As I was looking through past baking photos I decided to surprise my mother with a doll version of her cookies. My daughters were so excited to help out! Today I will share with you a free DIY printable of a Tupperware pie mat sized perfectly for your 18 inch dolls. And of course we had to make some cookies to go with the mat…and we wanted them to match Grandma Linda’s cookies! I will also share how I made the heart shaped Valentine polymer clay cookies for dolls.
My mother and I’s Tupper pie mats have seen a lot of pie and cookie love over the years. These pictures of my mother baking with my children just melt my heart. They are memories to treasure!
In order to make a doll version of the Tupper Pie Mat I unrolled it and kept is close by as I worked a little graphic magic. My mat is in blue. The mat my mother has is in red.
Tada! A doll sized Tupper Pie Mat is born! My mother was ecstatic when she saw it. I think it meant a lot to her to have a craft inspired by those photos!
I created two different colored mats. One in blue and another in red. These particular mats are now “vintage” Tupperware. I did laminate my mats. You could also cover them in packaging tape. You can find your free printables below.
Doll Tupperware Pie Mat – redNow to create some cookies to go with the doll sized Tupperware Pie Mat!
I used Premo Sculpey polymer clay in the color Ecru for the dough. I used Sculpey III polymer clay in the colors Dusty Rose and White to make the frosting. The smallest heart fondant cutter was used for the cookie shape. I used both sides of the cutter…some scalloped…some smooth. I used Sculpey clay softener and Translucent Liquid Sculpey. I used microbeads and glitter for sprinkles. Various smooth edged clay tools were used to help smooth out any bumpy edges.
A clay roller was used to get a smooth flat clay surface for the cookies. I used the largest setting #1. This roller is small and was purchased at A.C. Moore for $7.50. Orginally priced at $14.99 but I had a 50% off coupon. I works exactly like my past roller. To be honest it rolls very thin….for thicker items I will have to use my actual pasta roller and not the clay roller. I have found Premo clays are much stiffer than Sculpey III so I do add more clay softener to it than others. Always work your clay until soft, roll into ball, slightly flatten with palm, then place in roller to roll.
For the icing I really wanted to get the look of buttercream frosting. I wanted it to look as if it was spread over the cookie; I did not want it to look flat, I wanted a texture. I also wanted the frosting to be matte…just like real buttercream frosting. I have made cookies in the past and used fabric puffy paint for the frosting and I hated the glossy look of the frosting when it dried….not realistic at all. Here are my favorite You Tube videos for making frosting: https://youtu.be/a-aL7KQCSeA and https://youtu.be/BCX2hBC9u5U . (**I do not use baby oil or Vaseline as mentioned in the videos….I ONLY use Sculpey brand products.)
The unbaked clay cookie was covered in the unbaked icing by using a craft wood pick. These picks are flat on one end and pointed on the other. We LOVE how our frosting turned out!
Before baking we added microbeads and clear snow glitter to act as our sprinkles. The sprinkles were ever so slightly tapped down. We did put some microbeads and glitter in a paper cupcake liner and baked to see if they would melt prior to putting on the clay cookies. Neither melted so they were added them on top of the soft clay frosting prior to baking. The cookies and rolled dough were placed on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and baked at 275 degrees for 6 minutes. As pictured above, I also created a rolled dough with heart cookie impressions. I suggest slightly adding a little cooking spray to a piece of wax paper and roll out your clay with a hand roller and then lift up with thin spatula.
These cookies were sized just right for the dolls! I am not a clay food making expert by any means! I am not sure how the doll sprinkles will hold up to play. If they fall off we will replace with a layer of matte ModPodge and more microbeads. So far they are holding up perfectly! My daughters were thrilled to have doll cookies that looked just like the ones Grandma makes!
For the REAL cookie recipe see here: http://brandyshappyhome.com/grandma-lindas-sugar-cookies-buttercream-frosting/
So what if making clay doll food scares you…NO WORRIES…I’ve go that covered. Check out this AMAZINGLY cute “Warm Your Heart” treat set from My Doll’s Life by Sophia’s. This 12 piece set comes with 2 Mugs of Hot Cocoa, 2 Heart Cookies, 2 Plates, 2 Chocolate Covered Strawberries, 2 Cake Pops, and 2 Spoons…and all in a Decorative Keepsake Box.
These dolls are loving their treats! My daughters and I love this set. It is so perfect for Valentine’s Day! You can find this set here: http://www.doll-clothes.com/12-piece-cocoa-and-sweets-set-for-18-inch-dolls/ .
These dolls are modeling super cute outfits from My Doll’s Life by Sophia’s. These darling outfits are sized for bitty babies and 18 inch dolls. How adorable are those capped sleeves and ruched heart embellishments! We love the frilly ruffled layers of tulle! You can find these dresses here: http://www.doll-clothes.com/heart-dress-w-tutu-skirt-fits-15-inch-doll/ and http://www.doll-clothes.com/light-pink-tulle-skirt-white-heart-tee-outfit-fits-18-american-girl-dolls/ .
One more pic! My daughters requested a dough ball! The wanted to pretend the dough hadn’t been rolled out yet! Haha! This 3/4 inch balled was baked at 275 degrees for 12 minutes.