First off, really, really sorry guys for not updating! I have been too busy with my full-time job, and other real life obligations that I had to tend to. As of now I am on a sick leave, so I have some time to write this post. I am really tempted to quit my job, because of the lack of time I have to myself. :(
Some announcements before we go on, I will be selling my creations at The Doll Affair 2011, and it will be my local debut :) More details coming soon as we get things finalised, OK!
So! Probably like months back, I received a package:
I had the Modena paste booked and on hold for me since February because it was out of stock at the time. Well, it became available a week later, but I hadn’t put in an order for it until end March :\ I also got dark brown and brown clay to work with, because colouring white clay to get a dark brown colour has really exhausted my brown paints. I don’t have any more brown paints, actually. I need to get out and get some.
Lastly, I got this Decollage clear cream clay. I saw someone use it for cupcakes and it was like MAGIC. And because of the Yen to US Dollar rate, I ended paying through my nose for it. Curses!
So I went and did a Decollage cream clay review, with two flavours:
Decollage cream clay in white, and crystal clear.
Please note that these clays are not to be confused with the Decollage whipped cream clay as mentioned in this post.
First, each 50g pack of Decollage cream clay includes a 6-star tip (which I like to call medium-sized tip). Additional tips are available for purchase separately, recommended if you get the 100g pack of the white cream clay (doesn’t include any tips). The additional tips are the 8-star tip (big-sized), and the 5-star tip (small-sized). Here, I am using the small tip for the crystal clear clay.
Piping Decollage cream clay is easy; they come in a tube with a screw-on cap for later use, just attach the tips to the tube and voila! Fuss-free piping!
Though I should mention, the consistency of the Decollage cream clay is like silicone. Heck, when dried they feel like silicone. I’m beginning to think they are silicone, minus the toxic fumes.
Crystal clear clay is… well, crystal clear.
And the white clay leaves much to be desired.
Seriously, if you thought you were going to get a pristine white clay, you were wrong. Decollage white cream clay is off-white. Like buttercream.
Any boogies made with the cream clay should be rectified while they are still wet. Cream clay can’t be washed off with soap; use rubbing alcohol. Or scrape it off your work surface when it’s dried.
The end product is waterproof, hard, elastic, because the clay holds its shape very well. Just like silicone.
I used the crystal clear cream clay in some macarons. They are terribly cute when dried!
Okay, time to go do some actual work, I’m behind schedule for The Doll Affair haha. Toodles!