Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Pop-Tarts in miniature...

Last week I got my first-ever request for a custom order at my Etsy shop. :o) I was a little bit nervous about it, at first, since the person wanted something I'd never tried before-- miniature Pop-Tarts-- but it turned out pretty well, I think. The customer is wonderfully friendly, and she seemed happy with the pop-tarts, at least (and isn't that what really matters, anyway?). She's even thinking about requesting more custom work, down the road, so I count the whole experience as a success! :o)
Here are a few more photos of the mini pop-tarts...
My first effort, white frosting with colorful sprinkles:

Next up, "chocolate" frosting with white sprinkles:

And a different view of the three together, including the last of the set, with pink frosting and colorful sprinkles:

After I finished making that order, I played around with a couple more ideas for the mini pop-tarts. First, I made a couple of smaller ones with wire loops, so they could be charms or pendants. (The originals were each about an inch long and had no wire loops, as the customer wanted to turn them into magnets.) Then I tried making a slightly larger one (about 1 and 1/4 inch long) to turn into a brooch. That's this one:

I need to make myself try something new more often. I mean, it's not a huge stretch from my sugar cookies to these pop-tarts, but it's still one more thing I can add to my repertoire. Now I just need to figure out what the next small step should be... ;o) I've been wanting to try hamburgers, so maybe later in the week I'll give that a go. The worst I can do is make a little scrap clay, right?

8 comments:

Angela said...

I'm totally loving your polymer clay pop-tarts & cookies. They're all so yummy looking -- it's hard to visit your site & stay on a diet! :-) Keep up the good work.

Pookie B said...

I love the pop tarts! I think they could make cute as heck cell charms =D

Michael said...

Thanks, Angela and Pookie! :o)

Maybe I'd better put a disclaimer at the top, as long as I'm on this mini-food kick...

"Warning: Extreme Snack Content. Dieters Enter at Own Risk!!" ;o)

I think I *will* make another small batch of the pop-tarts to turn into charms.

Fifi LePew said...

These are so cute! Polymer clay looks like a fascinating medium. I'll have to add it to my list of things to research.

Michael said...

Thanks, Fifi!

It *is* a great medium-- so many techniques with such diverse results. You can work with it for years and still have new techniques to try! :o)

Nancy Bea said...

Wow, terrific! These are hugely successful. You're amazing!

Polka Dot Creations said...

*Love* the pop tarts! I have two pop tart addicted little boys who would probably get a big kick out of some pop tart jewelry. You should take a look at some of the new pop tart flavors, like the chocolate mint - they're pretty :-)

Michael said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll try to remember to check out some other flavors. Chocolate mint even *sounds* pretty! ;o)