Heya guys! Sorry I took so long to get this up! I really procrastinate a lot… (^_^”)
Anyway! I’m going to share with you guys how to make your own whipped cream! This is a brilliant way to get whipped cream clay if you are, like me, very picky about the types that are sold commercially. It is also great for those who doesn’t want to waste more money on whipped cream clay.
Things you need:
- your desired clay (resin, paper, lightweight… just note that the whipped cream clay will have the properties of the clay you use, ie. whipped cream clay made with Sukerukun will be translucent.)
- water (prepare a cup and an eyedropper or teaspoon for this.)
- PVA glue
- a plastic cup
- a sturdy stirring stick (I used chopsticks.)
- Place a desired amount of clay into the plastic cup. The amount of clay needed should be about 10% less than the amount of whipped cream clay needed.
- Add PVA glue. Do not be stingy with it, more is better. I added about two tablespoons of it to a palm-sized ball of clay.
- Add a little bit of water.
- Stir the mixture. You should use a lot of strength for this.
- If the mixture is too dry or hard, add some more water.
- Stir again.
- Repeat steps 4 to 6 until you have a slightly creamy consistency. Scoop up a bit of the mixture and make sure the peaks and details stay and do not sink back in, like this. If not, you might have to add more clay to your mixture.
- Prepare your pastry bag and decorating tips.
- Scoop up the mixture and stuff it into the pastry bag.
- You’re done! Pipe away!
A note on the PVA glue: you really, really have to not be stingy with it. All the more you shouldn’t when you use a clay that isn’t sticky! Take a look:
This is what happens when you don’t add enough PVA glue: you get the jagged edges on your piping. What PVA glue does in this thing is, it gathers the clay particles and mashes them together so they are packed nicely and forms a nice and clean outline. If you use only water in your whipped cream clay, the particles don’t stick together. That is how you get the jagged edges.
Also, if you are using Modena clay for your whipped cream clay, you don’t have to add PVA glue. Modena is very sticky on its own, plus it’s already smooth enough. Just add a bit of water and you’ll have a great whipped cream clay to work with.
That is all! I apologise for this post being super wordy and the lack of pictures, but I hope you understand my instructions! Have fun with it! ^_^