We can’t believe the Unicorn Café series of posts are coming to an end! We are going out with a bang with these adorable DIY polymer clay Unicorn Cupcakes for your dolls! These cupcakes are sized perfectly for your American Girl dolls and other 18 inch dolls. All clay used for these cupcakes was Sculpey III.
Below is a picture of the cupcakes we used for our inspiration. My daughter, Jemma, was THRILLED when she found these cupcakes! She never finds anything with the spelling of her name. Not only are these cupcakes just perfect, but the baker is named Jemma! Hi Jemma Wilson! We are big fans!
I purchased a cupcake silicone mold from Mold Muse on Etsy. You can find this mold here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/113909119/kawaii-cupcake-mold-mould-resin-polymer?ga_search_query=cupcake&ref=shop_items_search_9
This mold shipped fast and was easy to use.
We decided to make the cupcake wrapper base a lavender color and the cake part brown for chocolate.
We pressed out the wrapper and cakes and stacked together. Clay will adhere on own with baking. These pieces were baked together at 275° for 2o minutes. *Tip – make sure when the top of your mold is full of clay that clay is flat and level.
I had all this colorful scrap clay from my previous unicorn café creations. I decided to leave it in a colorful ball and to not mix it so it was blended. I pushed the unblended clay right into the mold to create a wonderful swirl of color for the frosting. At this point put clay frosting aside; do not bake yet.
Proceed to making the unicorn horns. Directions are the same as I did for the horn in the unicorn cake, just on a smaller scale. To make the cake unicorn horn I hand rolled to pieces of elongated clay; one end narrower than the other. Twist the two pieces together. Cut to desired length. The cupcake horns measured around 1-1/4 inches high. Keep in mind that some of this horn will be pushed down into the frosting. Bake at 200° for 7 minutes.
Once cool paint in desired color; we used gold spray paint. Or you could make horn from a colored clay to avoid painting. Put horns aside and proceed to next step.
I used a clay rolling machine to make the unicorn ears. I got mine at A.C. Moore for $9 with a coupon.
Roll out white clay to desired thickness. I used roller setting 5. I used a mini triangle clay cutter to create the ears. Or you could cut triangles with an xacto knife. Pinch two corners of the triangle together.
Pictured below are the mini cutters I have. These are from Premo and can be found in the clay aisle. The tiny triangle cutter that the arrow is pointing to is the cutter I used. *Tip – dip cutter in baby powder or cornstarch to prevent clay from sticking. If clay does stick you can do one of two things…1. blow on other end of cutter or 2. gently push clay out with a qtip, don’t push too hard or it will leave an indention. Put unbaked ears aside and proceed to next step. (DO NOT add gold filling to ears yet.)
Bare with me because I forget to get pictures of a step when I was making these cupcakes. I will talk you through the steps. Pretend you just see the frosting right now. Use a small rounded tool and create an indention in each frosting top. This indention needs to be big enough to fit your unicorn horns. I did number up a horn for each cupcake. Gently place each horn into the frosting to see if it will fit.
Now attach the unbaked ears to the unbaked frosting. (Pretend you don’t already see the gold in the ears! That doesn’t come until after baking) Gently push ears into frosting. Now remove horns and bake frosting with the attached ears at 275° for 14 minutes. Let cool. Use E6000 glue and glue horns in holes. Be gentle with these little horns; I broke one while gluing them in place….make one or two extra. The main reason I didn’t bake the horn with the frosting because of the difference in thickness of the clay. The horn was much thinner and I didn’t want it to become overbaked and brittle if baked with the frosting. AND I wanted to use spray paint on the horn.
I used a Uniball gold gel pen to add a gold dot in each ear. Glue the frosting on top of the brown cake with E6000 glue. I did spray the finished cupcakes with PYM II sealant. The sealant step is not necessary, but I’m used to using sealant and old habits die hard. lol.
The American Girl doll sized unicorn cupcakes turned out super sweet! 😉 AND now the Unicorn Café is well stocked and open for business!
For more posts on the doll Unicorn Café series see here: http://brandyshappyhome.com/the-doll-room/unicorn-cafe/