The hardest part was molding the cakes, but I quickly found solutions like using a plastic knife to evenly cut corners, and using simple shapes as cake decorations. After molding them to the perfect size, and making sure to leave a hole to attach a keychain, I laid them out on a thick (!!!) board of wood, and placed them into my oven for baking. Due to the size of my clay cakes, they finished baking in about 10 –15 minutes. However, the super toxic smelling fumes from baking polymer clay will last an hour or so.
After baking, the polymer clay transforms to a very durable plastic-like material, It’s great for key chains and small tokens, and I would totally recommend Polymer Scupley II clay for it’s great quality. You can buy this clay in a variety of colors and even textures, but for my tiny cakes I decided to paint mine afterwards using Craft Smart Multipurpose Satin paint.
And there you have it! Although it was a huge amount of time and effort on my part to make and paint these little key chains, they came out SO CUTE, and it was even fun to personalize based on who I was giving them too. Best part is, I probably spent about $15 to make all 30 of those cakes, with supplies leftover. So if you’re ever pinching pennies for gift ideas, never underestimate a good DIY project!