Friday, March 22, 2013

Sushi Cakes!

Sushi Cakes
Today I had so much fun making my first sushi cakes! If you haven't heard of them before, they are basically like round versions of split cakes...designed to easily load a round foam dauber and create cool effects with a slight spinning action as you lay the paint against the skin.  They can also be used like a stamp, when the paint is loaded and simply pressed against the skin without twisting the dauber.

The four sushi cakes I made today!
I used my 1.5" diameter screw-together jars that the rest of my paints are in so they pack up so well together with my kit! It's a great way to use up your left-over paint.  However, if you have never made your own split or sushi cakes, I'd highly recommend starting with fresh paint...paint that is still soft.  These cakes are made out of mostly Kryolan, and when it's fresh you can easily cut it into the shape you want, and mold it just like clay.  It only took me maybe 5 minutes to make each cake so they were a lot less time consuming than I thought.  If you have dry, crumbly paint, it can be a real headache!

I originally made this for more boy-ish designs like a spider's body.  But, it looked so much like an eyeball I had to paint one!

Peacock cake
"Bubble" cake!
I love how this one turned out.  By putting gold around the edges, I can make a gem set in gold in seconds!
How I made my bubble cake

Photos of the steps I took in making my peacock cake


Unknown said...

I like that you put the gold on the outside on that jewel one, too! And how about an eyeball with spider legs... OMG I think boys would be all over that! Looks like you had lots of fun with this!

Heidi Born said...

This is so cool!! I love the peacock and bubble! I'm definitely going to try this :)thx!