Oops… the Cupcakes are as Big as the Hamburger!
My 5 year old niece has a birthday coming up. She is crazy about Barbie dolls, so I decided to make some miniature dollhouse food to give to her as a present. But as you can see in today’s photo, I clearly need more practice with scale.
As much as I would love to live in a world where cupcakes were the size of hamburgers, I am sure that Barbie would refuse to eat them for fear of ruining her figure! LOL
Although I very much enjoyed making these little treats, I definitely need to dig out my daughter’s old Barbie collection for reference… instead of just trying to figure out the proper scale in my head.
No worries though… when I do find Willow’s Barbie’s (she never really played with them much.. more of a stuffed animal girl), I will see which of my creations will actually work for Barbie food, and then make the others into jewelry charms.
There are lots more miniature food items I’d like to make for my niece. So with any luck I’ll be able to make them in a proper scale for her dolls to be able to eat.
Hey, it would be fun to use scented polymer clay for these tiny food pieces. My niece is old enough now that she won’t be tempted to eat them, even if they do smell yummy!
I’ve still got a lot to learn about miniature sculpting, but I can already tell it’s going to be tons of fun. And the upside about small, is that if you mess up, you won’t have wasted hardly any polymer clay!
Off to find Barbie and make some play food that will go straight to her hips. She’s getting a little too skinny any ways! Please share your stories about making miniatures. What tricks do you use to get the scale accurate?