I decided to make some 1:12 miniature dollhouse croissants and they were simple once I figured out the triangle shape. Since they’re basically a triangle that you roll up, it’s pretty easy to cut the starting shape to scale.
The main tools that you would need for this are a ruler and an Exacto or another type of knife to cut the shapes out.
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Scale for dollhouse croissants.
For a scaled-down croissant that starts out as a triangle with a 6″ long base, the following sizes would be used:
|Dollhouse scale||length of the longer edge|
The 1:48 and 1:144 scales are going to be major challenges. Use a magnifying glass and pray that it works.
Materials you’ll need:
- Polymer clay (either white or light brown)
- Needle tool to use for the clay.
- 1″ and 1/2″ square cutters.
- Acrylic paint or tubes of watercolor paint in white, yellow ochre, burnt umber, and raw umber.
- Small paintbrush
- Oven to bake the clay, baking tray, and parchment paper or aluminum foil
How to make 1:12 scale dollhouse croissants.
Make the triangles for the croissants about 1/2″ wide on the base to get to the 1:12 scale.
Start by rolling out a thin piece of polymer clay, then cut a 1″ square from it.
Using the 1/2″ cutter, cut a corner off of the square. Make it into a triangle by cutting from the edges of the 1/2″ cutter mark to the opposite corner. This will make a thin triangle that will roll up well.
Using a needle tool, start rolling the polymer clay up, starting from the wide end and rolling it toward that point.
When you’re done rolling, bend the croissant into a crescent shape.
When you’ve made a bunch of croissants, put them on a piece of parchment paper and bake them to harden the clay.
For an article about how to make a 1:12 scale cake tier, click here.
Bake them according to the instructions on the clay that you’re using. It’s usually 15 minutes for 1/4″ thickness, so 15 minutes at 275F will be enough for these.
I used watercolor paints in white, yellow ochre, burnt umber and raw umber to paint the croissants.
You should start with the lighter colors and then add come darker details to mimic the darkened areas of baked goods.
The base color was some white mixed with yellow ochre. If you started with a very pale light brown polymer clay you can skip this part)
Apply the first coat of paint to the entire croissant.
Using some raw umber or burnt umber, mix it into the lighter color to make some darker brown areas on the edges of the croissants. Use a photo of real croissants as a guide for where to put the darker areas.
When the paint dries, you can glaze the croissants if you want them to have a slightly shiny appearance, like they would if they were freshly baked.
For another article about making tiny chocolate chip cookies, click here.
Use these teeny croissants for a bakery window or a kitchen scene.
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