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This recipe makes a traditional chocolate cupcake with pink icing and a cherry.
jessica✽ The cupcake just might be the perfect dessert. Compact, portable, and impossible to eat in a dignified manner, cupcakes always make me happy. I’m partial to rich chocolate, or any combination of fruit with vanilla or lemon cake. And the best part? Each is a single serving, so I never feel guilty for not wanting to share.

This recipe makes a traditional chocolate cupcake with pink icing and a cherry. However, we encourage you to experiment with different cake and frosting flavors, as well as to add fun decorations to
customize your cupcakes. Why not use the leftover lemon cane from the lemon recipe to add tiny lemon slices? Or make an ultraminiature candy corn to put on top for a fall cupcake? Or use scrap clay to make lots of tiny sprinkles? The possibilities are endless!

yield: 1 cupcake

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  • How to sculpt a clay food charm. Yummy Cupcake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with the cake part. Roll the ball of brown clay into a small cylinder.

  • How to sculpt a clay food charm. Yummy Cupcake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then set the cylinder on end and gently press to flatten the bottom and top.

  • How to sculpt a clay food charm. Yummy Cupcake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a needle or stippling tool to make tiny indentations all over the surface. Don’t forget the bottom!

  • How to sculpt a clay food charm. Yummy Cupcake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Thoroughly mix the larger ball of red and the white clays to create an even pink color. Flatten the pink ball into an uneven pancake about twice the diameter of the top of your cake cylinder. The edge of the pancake should be a bit thinner than the middle.

  • How to sculpt a clay food charm. Yummy Cupcake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Center the frosting on top of the cake, then gently fold down the edges of the frosting onto the cylinder.

  • How to sculpt a clay food charm. Yummy Cupcake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Press the edge of a safety pin into the side of the cupcake to create parallel, evenly spaced lines all around.

  • How to sculpt a clay food charm. Yummy Cupcake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Push the headpin through the center of your cupcake until the head is flush with the bottom.

  • How to sculpt a clay food charm. Yummy Cupcake - Step 8
    Step 8

    Roll the remaining red clay into a very smooth ball. Slide the cherry onto the headpin and down until it rests on top. Bake for 18 minutes at 275Ëš F (135Ëš C).

  • How to sculpt a clay food charm. Yummy Cupcake - Step 9
    Step 9

    To Make a Cupcake Charm

    1. Finish the headpin in the cupcake into a closed, wrapped loop (see page 35).
    2. Add the charm to a cell phone lariat.

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Natalie V.
Natalie V.
waa so cute!
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onyxdoll
onyxdoll · 2 projects
cute!
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TwixBreyerStables
TwixBreyerStables · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 15 projects
AWesome!
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MAGg C.
MAGg C.
cute!
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Krafty Kitty Kat >'.'<
Krafty Kitty Kat >'.'< · Blackburn, England, GB · 11 projects
soo cute!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
cute and jummy, thanks for the great tute, i will certainly make a version, thank you so much!http://static.cutoutandkeep.net/images/commentbox/post.gif?1260280331
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RogueSister
RogueSister · Richmond, England, GB · 11 projects
Happy
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