Time to make the Unicorn Donuts for your American Girl dolls. Once again I sent my daughters off to Google search for inspiration for the doll Unicorn Café; they wanted to add donuts to the menu! Our collaborative minds concluded that we needed more rainbow décor, so we decided against a donut with a horn and went with colorful candy toppings. We ended up creating cute polymer clay donuts sized perfectly for your 18 inch dolls. All polymer clay used for these donuts was Sculpey III.
Below is a picture of the real donuts we used for inspiration. This was a simple glazed donut with colorful rainbow sprinkles. We called our polymer clay version, Unicorn Kisses Donuts.
I had previously purchased a silicone donut mold Esty shop, A Plus Supply. This mold came in a set with a frosting topper. I did not use the frosting mold; I only used the donut base. You can find the mold I used here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/217261601/tyl024tyl025-one-set-2pcs-donuts?ga_search_query=donut&ref=shop_items_search_6
Soften your clay in hands and work into mold. Bake clay donuts at 275° for 16 minutes. Let cool. Once cool, I used crafters chalk and brushed on brown accents to give the donut a baked look; these chalk accents gives the clay color more dimension – not flat. It’s hard to tell in the picture below, but the donut to the right has been brushed with chalk.
To create the glaze I mixed a very small dab of white paint into Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.
Spread thinly over top of donut.
While the glaze is wet, add your polymer sprinkles. You can find out how to make these sprinkles here: http://brandyshappyhome.com/diy-polymer-clay-sprinkles-2/
Next up is our It’s All Rainbows and Unicorns Donuts! We wanted a candy rainbow on a donut but we didn’t want to use the polymer sour belt candy we made for the unicorn shakes; we wanted something new and different. We found this adorable licorice stick rainbow on our donut search!
We used our Sculpey Clay Extruder. This one was purchased at Michaels with a coupon. Make sure to clean your extruder between color changes. I use baby wipes and dowel rod. Toothpicks are great to clean the tips.
This particular extruder comes with six single circular tips. The third from the smallest was used.
Pick your clay colors of choice. Line up colors and ever so gently, push together. Clay strings will stick together on their own.
Cut rainbows to size. These measure 1-5/16 inches long. I shaped them over a dowel rod, then cautiously picked them up and sat them upright onto the baking sheet. Bake rainbows at 250° for 8 minutes. Let cool.
To create the blue frosting I mixed a small drop of blue fabric puffy paint with TLS. *FYI – this frosting takes a very long time to dry. This was not fully hardened for almost 4 days, but I liked the look so I was patient. If time is a factor do not use TLS and use Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.
While frosting is wet, add rainbow candy and marshmallows. The white marshmallows make cute clouds! To find out how to make the doll sized polymer marshmallows see here: http://brandyshappyhome.com/polymer-clay-mini-marshmallows-2/
There is no need to seal these donuts, but if desired I prefer PYM II spray sealant.
For more information on our doll Unicorn Café see here: http://brandyshappyhome.com/the-doll-room/unicorn-cafe/
Sometimes life can be all rainbows and unicorns! Craft on!
Just so cute! What size dowel did you use to shape the rainbows?
Great question! I used a dowel rod with a 1/2 inch diameter. Thanks for asking! 🙂
Linda L. says
Do you seal the donut to keep the chalk from rubbing off? I am looking forward to making the various projects in this collection and hope they turn out well enough to give as gifts. Who doesn’t love party food for dolls? Thank you for everything, Brandy!
Linda, you do not need to seal the donut. The chalk stays in place very well. I did put a quick spray of PYM II sealant over these donuts out of habit.
Linda L. says
I went out last night to buy supplies and the PMY II sealant was the one thing I didn’t find at Hobby Lobby. What department should I be looking in?
I have not found it in stores. I think it is a bit pricey, but worth it! I purchase mine here: https://www.scrappininthecity.com/shop/c/p/PYM-II-Acrylic-Protective-Sealant-12-oz-spray-can-x24732449.htm
Linda L. says
Thank you Brandy. I appreciate the links that you include in your posts. It makes it so much simpler for me to buy the supplies I need.
I’m really looking forward to seeing your next post as I have been wanting to make cupcakes for a while. You are so inspiring and give me the confidence to just jump in and try these projects. Thanks again.
You are so very welcome! Your comment made my day! 🙂
Linda L. says
Do you bake the donut in the mold or pop it out and then bake? I’ve never used a mold before. Thank you for another fun post!
You pop out your clay. Do not bake in the mold. You can bake as many as you want at a time. It does take a little practice popping out the clay from the mold. Just keep in mind clay is forgiving and you can reshape if needed. 🙂