How To Make a Clay Layer Cake

I love making things out of clay. One of my favorite things to make is layer cakes. They are so fun! I like to make them as birthday presents for people using their favorite colors. The one I am using for this tutorial¬†was for one of my friends, and I liked it so much that I made another one for myself. ūüôā They are very easy and only have a few steps!

First, take the colors you want to use (I usually do 3 colors) and shape them into equal sized ¬†disks. The disks shouldn’t be really flat, but not super thick. Here are mine from that blue and silver one.

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Then, stack them on top of each other. I decided to do ombre-darkest to lightest. Don’t smush¬†them together too much, or the colors will smear.¬†DSCN5090

Next, roll out the color of your frosting so it’s pretty thin, but not so thin it tears easily. Lay it over the cake and wrap around sides. Cut off the extra clay or tuck it underneath the bottom. Smooth it out, but not a lot, or the colors will mix and ruin your cake.¬†DSCN5091

Now you can add clay sprinkles or candles to the top, as I did here. DSCN5092

It’s almost time to reveal the beautiful colors inside! I am always in suspense when I am slicing a piece of clay cake to see if it turned out. If you use soft clay, you may need to put your cake in the freezer or fridge for a few minutes so the colors inside won’ smear when you cut it. Also, use a sharp knife to cut it, or the colors will smear.¬†DSCN5093

Ta-da! The finished cake! Well, almost finished. You still have to bake it. See the thin silver layer at the bottom of the cake? That is from me tucking the extra frosting clay underneath the bottom. I kinda like doing it because, as you can see, it makes an extra layer. But of course you don’t have to tuck it under if you don’t want an extra layer.¬†DSCN5094

Here are two other cakes I made. The one on the left has strawberries on top, and as you can see, the colors on the inside smeared a bit because I didn’t use a very sharp knife. The other side of the slice is very smeared, hence why I turned the good side towards the camera.¬†DSCN5047

So, if you have clay, and someone’s birthday is near, make this for them using their favorite colors! Or make a replica of their favorite flavor of cake.

I made a few other picture-tutorials of how to make clay food like cinnamon rolls and cupcakes. Food is my favorite thing to make out of clay.

Something on our counter spilled this morning and my camera was on the counter and I turned on my camera and it still worked. Well later I tried to turn on my camera and it didn’t turn on. I use rechargeable batteries, so I am charging them, hoping that the camera will still work. If not, I will have to get a new camera for Christmas.

~Mallory ūüôā

 

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This entry was posted on October 28, 2018. 4 Comments

Raindrops

Hello!

Wow. I have not posted in such a looooong time. I was too lazy to upload my photos…then I forgot….soooooo yeah. BUT now that I have uploaded my pics, I am probably going to be posting a whole lot more often.

So I was walking around my backyard, searching for something to take a picture of. As I was searching, I saw something glittering on the ground. I bent over to see what it was, and I saw that it was a raindrop on the grass. No big surprise, because it rained last night. Then I saw tons of raindrops dotting the ground, and I knew that I had to take pictures of them. God’s creation is so beautiful! Raindrops look just like diamonds. So that is the story of these photos. I hope you like looking at them!DSCN5310DSCN5311DSCN5312DSCN5318DSCN5321RSCN5359RSCN5358DSCN5333RSCN5356DSCN5325

On my little adventure around the backyard, I decided to capture some of the beauty of fall on my camera….the problem: our leaves haven’t really changed color yet. So, I did the best I could. The 2nd one is of one of the two or three red leaves that I found. All the others were brown, black, or ugly yellow. And the last pic is a big chubby worm I found laying there in the grass.

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So, I hope you liked the result of my little journey around the yard.

~Mallory

This entry was posted on October 27, 2018. 7 Comments

Bald Eagle

Hi! Last month as we were driving along, we spotted a huge bird up in a tree. We slowed down, and we saw that it was a bald eagle! Since we were only a few minutes away from home, we raced home to get my camera. When we came back to the spot where the eagle was, it was still there! I couldn’t get very good pictures, and I only got a few, but they are really cool, even though they are a bit ¬†blurry. I didn’t even know we had eagles around here before we saw this one! Well, enough talking, here are the pics!RSCN4694RSCN4695RSCN4696

I think the 1st one is the best picture. It’s not as blurry as the other ones. Well, I gotta go, bye!

Have you ever seen a wild bald eagle where you live?

Mallory‚ô•

This entry was posted on January 24, 2018. 4 Comments

A Craft

Hey everyone! So sorry I haven’t posted in such a¬†long¬†time! Today I am going to show you how to make cute little glass pebble decorations! You will need:

  • Scissors
  • A pencil
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Small or standard glass craft pebbles, clear or colored

And markers, colored pencils, and/or crayons.DSCN2426

First, select the pebble you would like to use. On your paper, and using your pencil, carefully trace around your pebble.DSCN2427

Set your pebble close by, and with your scissors, cut carefully the outline of your pebble.DSCN2430

Set the circle of paper you just cut out on a hard surface and color anything you want on it!

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(I use a glue stick) Apply a bit of glue to the colored side of the paper circle. DSCN2433

Grab your pebble, and sandwich the pebble on top of the paper circle, so that the glue covered side of the paper is on the flat underside of the pebble. DSCN2434

Let it sit a few seconds to let the glue settle, and there you have a pretty little decoration! DSCN2436DSCN2438

These were made using small blue pebbles and small yellow pebbles. I now make them with the standard size clear pebbles, but I don’t have any pictures of those. I have made some where I colored in doughnuts, hedgehogs, baseballs, footballs, designs, Bible verses, ¬†and lots more. When I give gifts, I like to throw one of these pebbles into the gift bag. I use these in different ways. I have stood some up on the rim of a picture frame, and I have used them as other decorations. You could also use these as paperweights! Thanks for reading this, and tell me if you make any of these! Have a great rest-of-the-day!

Mallory‚ô•

 

This entry was posted on January 23, 2018. 8 Comments

2 Poems

Hello! Sorry I haven’t posted in a LONG time! I just haven’t had anything to post about. So today I decided to post 2 poems I recently wrote. The first one is a Christmas poem. I know Christmas is next month, but for some reason I wrote a Christmas poem anyways, because, well, you can celebrate Jesus’ birth anytime of year! Here it is:

It’s getting to that time of year

When Christmas draws so very near

There’s some Christmas lights over there

The smell of gingerbread and evergreen is in the air

As we sit around the fire

Our spirits rise higher and higher

But through all this we forget the real reason

Of all the celebration in the Christmas season

Forget the lights, forget the trees

And fall down humbly on your knees

Through this season in our hearts should ring

The message of love from Jesus, our King

Many years ago Jesus came to save us all

So on our knees we should humbly fall

Born of a virgin, ina manger He lay

Born, Jesus King of the world, that day

Born to save us from our sin

Born to make us new again

Born to raise up from the toumb

Born to take away our gloom

You were born to serve this King

So serve Him and He’ll make you clean

If you serve Him, don’t forget

Your Christmas will be better yet…

So that was the first poem. Here is the 2nd poem:

Jesus is our Cornerstone

He sits in Heaven on His throne

Keeping watch on everything

As He hears the angels sing

They sing of His glory and of His strength

They sing of His might all day at length

We are to tell of our Father up above

We are to tell of His glory and love

He is our strength, He is our might

He is our way, He is our light

He is our comfort in the depths of night

He is our shield through this life-long fight

He always does what is pure and just

The skies are His floor, the clouds the dust

He is our refuge in a day of trouble

He will save us from this world’s deep rubble

Jesus bought us with a price

So we can live with Him in Paradise…

Well, thanks for reading! I will try to post more often. ūüôā

Yours Truly,

Mallory

 

 

This entry was posted on November 3, 2017. 6 Comments

Another Poem

Hello! Are you having a nice summer? I am! My family and I are going to the beach next month! The poem I’m going to share with you today is about the seasons! I hope you like it!

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The seasons

Spring:

Looks like a glorious, blooming pink tree

Sounds like robins chirping

Tastes like fresh air

Smells like fragrant blooms

Feels like rose petal

Summer:

Looks like the beach

Sounds like waves crashing

Tastes like a popsicle

Smells like salty ocean air

Feels like sunburns and mosquito bites

Fall:

Looks like red, orange, and yellow trees

Sounds like leaves crunching under my feet

Tastes like fresh pumpkin pie

Smells like warm spices

Feels like crisp, breezy air

Winter:

Looks like frozen ponds and snow-covered lawns

Sounds like wind blowing harshly outside

Tastes like steaming hot chocolate

Smells like gingerbread cookies and pine trees

Feels like warm blankets piled high

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I really like writing poems, so I’ll post LOTS more in the future! (So if you don’t like poetry, you’ll be bored on these posts:) ) Well bye y’all!

Mallory‚ô•

This entry was posted on July 16, 2017. 5 Comments

Choose-Your-Own Adventure Story!

Here it is!


You sit up and stretch as the warm morning sunlight streams through your window. It is Monday. You are 19 years old, live at home, and have a part-time job at a local cupcake shop. Your shifts start at 9:00 A.M. and end at 3:30 P.M. . You look at your clock and realize it’s already 8:30! You get dressed, eat a quick breakfast, and hop in your car. You notice your gas is very low. If you stop for gas, go to 1, if you don’t, go to 2.

1. You pull into a gas station and get a little bit of gas. It’s 8:55 and it takes 7 more minutes to get there! You hop in your car again and head for work. Go to 3.

2. You pull into the cupcake shop parking lot right as your gas light turns on and right as it turns 9:00. When you walk in, the manager says, “Just in time! I need you to make some chocolate cupcakes.” So you head into the kitchen. Go to 4.

3. You arrive at the cupcake shop at 9:02. When you walk in, the manager frowns and says, “You’re late,” you hang your head in shame. The manager quickly changes the subject by saying, “I need you to make some chocolate cupcakes.” So you head into the kitchen. Go to 4.

4. You combine the ingredients, scoop the batter into the tins, and put them in the preheated oven. The manager tells you to frost some strawberry cupcakes. The frosting is ready. You walk over to the frosting table and start. When you have 2 cupcakes left, you timer for your chocolate cupcakes in the oven goes off. If you finish frosting the cupcakes, go to 5, if you take your cupcakes out of the oven, go to 7.

5. You frost the last 2 cupcakes and go to the oven. When you take the cupcakes out, they look slightly burnt. The manager is in the bathroom. Maybe, if I. Frost these now, no one will notice, you think. You make chocolate frosting and frost your chocolate cupcakes. It runs a little bit because the cakes are still warm, but they look fine. Manager comes out of the bathroom and tells you to run the counter. A customer comes and asks for one of your chocolate ones. After she pays, she bites into it and makes a face. Manager asks what’s wrong. She says it tastes burnt. She gets a refund. A few minutes later, manager has a talk with you. Go to 6.

6. “You can go home now,” he says, “you don’t get your pay today. I don’t want any trouble.” You silently leave the shop. Next time, you’ll make better choices. ~

7. You take your cupcakes out of the oven and they look beautiful. You set them down to cool, then return to frosting the strawberry cupcakes. When you’re done, the manager, whose name is Bob, tells you to run the counter. A customer comes and buys a vanilla cupcake for $2. She goes outside to eat it. When you count the money she gave you, you realize she accidentally gave you $3! If you don’t give her the extra dollar, go to 8, if you give her the extra dollar, go to 9.

8. You put the money in the register. “Did you notice that extra dollar?” Bob suddenly asks. He’d been watching the whole time. You shamefully admit. Go to 6.

9. You rush outside and give the extra dollar to the lady. The thanks you. When you return inside, you see there’s a long line, and only one employee working the counter, whose name is Ann. You want to help her, but you really need to use the restroom. If you use the restroom, go to 10, if you go and help Ann, go to 11.

10. You are walking to the restroom when Ann throws you a flustered, helpless glance. You ignore it, and walk into the restroom. When you come out, the line is still long, and Ann is the only one working the counter. Go to 12.

11. You walk to Ann’s side and ask if you can help. She accepts gratefully. Go the 12.

12. Side by side, you and Ann serve all the people in the long line. When you’re done, you exchange high fives. It’s 12:00: lunch break. After lunch, you work the counter. As a customer is ordering, your cell phone rings. The call is from your friend, Emma. If you answer it, go to 13, if you don’t, go to 14.

13.”¬†Excuse me, sir” you tell the disturbed customer. You answer your phone. “Hi!” Emma says,”I won my soccer game! Let me tell you all about it!” If you let her go on, go to 15, if you don’t, go to 16.

14. “I’m sorry about this,” you say silencing your phone. The customer finishes ordering. Go to 17.

15.¬†It takes 15 minutes for Emma to tell you all about her soccer game. Then, you chat with her for a while. 15 minutes ago when she started telling you about her soccer game, John took over the counter, tossing you a “you know you’re guilty” glances. When you’re done on the phone, it’s already 1:35. Bob comes up to you, wearing a scowl. Go to 6.

16.¬†“Emma,” you interrupt her, “I really have to go now,” and before she has time to say anything, you hang up. You return to your customer. Go to 14.

17.¬†It is now 1:03. Not too many people come after 1:30. You serve customers for the next half hour. At about 1:35, you call Emma back with Bob’s permission. “Sorry about earlier,” you say when she answers, “I was in the middle of serving a customer.” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† “That’s fine!” She answers. It takes her 15 minutes to tell you all about her soccer game. Then you chat for a while. When you’re dine on the phone, it’s 2:00. Suddenly, you hear screeching brakes! There was a car accident outside. If you rush outside to see what happened, go to 18. If you don’t, go to 19.

18.¬†You rush outside. Apparently, two cars collided. You can’t get a good view because people are flocked around the accident like flies around fallen food. You go back inside. Go to 20.

19.¬†You stay inside, but gaze out the windows. You can’t get a decent view because people are flocked around the crash like flies around fallen food. Go to 20.

20. Bob comes out of the kitchen and says, “What was that terrible noise?” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† “I think,” you say, “that a couple cars crashed.” He nods in agreement. It’s now 2:30. Bob says to you, “You’ve done well today. You can go home now, or you can stay here a while longer, if you like.” If you go home, go to 21. If you decide to stay, go to 22.

21. You decide to head home. On the way, you fill up you car all the way with gas. Today was a great day, you think. *THE END*

22. You serve customers and decorate cupcakes for the next hour. Go to 21.


Well I hope you liked it! Bye y’all!

Yours Truly,

Mallory

This entry was posted on June 27, 2017. 6 Comments