I do think that it’s worth getting some specific tools to work with the polymer clay, but other than learning how to handle the teeny pieces, it wasn’t hard to make these.
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For a scaled-down 3″ wide cookie, the following sizes would be used:
|Dollhouse scale||3″ cookie size|
I can honestly say that if you’re making a 1:144 scale cookie, good luck to you, and don’t worry about making it look too realistic!
I’m sure that there are people who can do this but there’s no way I could! Just make a tiny speck and call it a day.
Materials you’ll need:
- Polymer clay (either white or light brown)
- Needle tool to use for the clay.
- 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
Make the cookies about 1/4″ wide to have a 3″ cookie at 1:12 scale. Add some teeny tiny bits to the tops of the cookies in an irregular pattern to mimic the shapes of chocolate chips that have melted into the cookies.
You just want to give it some texture, the “chips” don’t have to be in a pattern or have a perfect shape.
If the cookies are too perfectly round they won’t look as realistic, so don’t be afraid to make them slightly irregularly shaped and bumpy.
For an article about how to make a 1:12 scale cake tier, click here.
When you’re done with shaping the cookies, 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 cookies.
The base color was some white mixed with yellow ochre. If you started with a light brown polymer clay you can skip this part, but you’ll still need to paint the chips (unless you used dark brown for those.)
Apply the first coat of paint to the entire cookie, covering the surface and the texture of the chips.
Paint the chips with the raw umber and burnt umber paints. Don’t worry about making them look even, they should look like they’ve been melted and cooled off!
Using some raw umber or burnt umber, mix it into the lighter cookie color to make some darker brown areas on the cookies.
Paint some darker brown areas onto the cookies, mimicking the browning that will happen when cookies bake.
Look at a picture of some home-baked cookies to see what the coloring looks like. You might want to add some yellow into the darker brown to add some highlights.
Use these teeny cookies on a kitchen table or in a miniature cookie jar.
These cookies are easy and fun to make, and they’ll add a cute touch to a dollhouse kitchen or a miniature cookie jar.
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