Time to make polymer clay mini marshmallows sized for your American Girl dolls! This is the last DIY topping for our upcoming Unicorn Café treats. These polymer clay mini marshmallows will also be adorable this Fall in cocoa displays. All clay used for these polymer marshmallows was Sculpey III.
Of course everything with the Unicorn Café has a rainbow theme, so the inspiration for the marshmallow toppings had to be the colored fruit flavored marshmallows.
I used a Sculpey clay extruder. This was purchased at Michaels. *Tip – clean extruder between clay color changes. I use baby wipes and a dowel rod. Toothpicks are great for cleaning out the lid grooves.
This particular extruder comes with six single circle tips. I used the next to the largest for the polymer clay mini marshmallows.
Pick your color of clay and condition in hands. Extrude clay. I cut each marshmallow piece to 1/4 inch. Once cut, you can soften the edges by shaping with fingers.
*Tip – when I was deciding on the size for a doll mini marshmallow I eyed up the cup that I was going to be using for the drinks as well as a large doll marshmallow I had from American Girl.
Once your polymer clay mini marshmallows are cut, sprinkle baby powder on top and roll them around gently; you don’t want to change their shape. The powder will leave a fine depression in the surface of the clay to give it a soft appearance, just like a marshmallow.
Transfer your powdered polymer clay mini marshmallows to a baking pan. Bake at 250° for 14 minutes.
Once the clay marshmallows have cooled, take an unused dry paintbrush and brush off excess baby powder.
Continue until you have all your desired colored marshmallows. *Tip – I use a lot of white clay in my marshmallows. Most colors were created by mixing white with a small amount of a primary color to create the pastel.
For more posts on the Doll Unicorn Café series, see here: http://brandyshappyhome.com/the-doll-room/unicorn-cafe/
Loretta Houben says
So cute! What on earth does it mean to “extrude clay”? Do you push it through that device? I’m so ignorant but I enjoy reading your posts. Thanks, Brandy.
Hi Loretta! Yes, to extrude means to push through. Thanks for your question! 🙂