oh my god! All of your sweets mini sculptures look so real! My mouth is watering, damn it! Now I want donuts! ffff they look so good! You are amazing! All of your pieces are stunning! Keep up the good work! Im watching you
I freaking LOVE these. So super realistic , and also very delicious looking, might I add. I haven't touched a donut in years, but man, these cute little things are making me want one. I love the sprinkle-covered ones, and that long one on the end. The frosting and toppings on all of them look fantastic!! And you even made the cute little plate, too. Great work all around.
you can do it! you just gotta make them in layers, darker shades on the top and bottom, and a lighter shade in the middle. then add a crease all the way around the middle (I think a sewing needle or pin works best). they don't all look like that, but most of them do and it really adds to the realism. here's the best picture I could find for example: [link]
it has something to do with how they make them, I don't know exactly, but when they put them in the hot oil the top and bottom puff out and darken and the middle stays lighter. you can see in raw donuts: [link] how they will puff out. I stare at *tons* of pictures before I make anything, it's a great way to pick up on little details that make things look more real
I hope this is helpful. and thanks for the nice comment! I just recently started (trying) to make plates, so it makes me happy someone would compliment it, thank you n_n
by the way if you ever want any tips or anything feel free to ask, I'm happy to share
Wow, thanks so much for the detailed response!! I wish I had the chalk pastels everyone seems to use, but I can't find them in the craft store...I think I just need to look harder
Looking at pictures of the real thing is definitely helpful when making the fake thing! it's a really good tip to keep in mind, thanks. The crease in the middle of the donut I hadn't even picked up on until you pointed it out! I'll definitely remember that for next time.
You're welcome for the compliment! You really deserve it, that plate is awesome!
Thanks for the offer of tips! I'll come find you in the future! I hadn't even realized it was you until now...I've been admiring your rainbow cakes for some time, so it's really awesome of you to offer advice! Thanks!
ah, the chalk pastels, I was confused about those too. I think they're just talking about plain old coloured chalk sticks. that's a very basic item so every craft store *should* carry some...if not, you can order some online. I got a big set for cheap. I didn't need that for the donuts, but for these cupcakes: [link] I used powdered pigment, which I could only find online, and although it works great it might be better to use chalk instead. the powder pigments are so dusty and messy and you have to try not to breathe any of it in
I haven't really attempted to use the chalk sticks yet, but I'm sure I'll be trying them in the near future, I'll try to remember to write about it in the description if I post something I make with them
Yeah, you do, but the powder pigment is just powder instead of a solid block. I think painters mix them with something to make their own paints? Like I said I haven't officially attempted to use the chalk, but it seems a lot less messy and probably better, but I'm not sure yet. I kinda tried the chalk to do the colour bits on confetti cake bit I wasn't happy with how it went. I haven't tried them for the browned part of pastries (which is what people mostly do with them). That's all I've done and the colours just seemed too dull and not realistic either. It COULD be the chalk set itself, though, because I just bought the cheapest one I could find on dickblick.com, maybe a better quality set would give better results. I still have a lot of experimenting to do, but I'll make sure to talk about it in the description when I learn more!
excuse me sir but im actually offended that you think a long john is an eclair. eclair: [link] longjohn: [link] an eclair is a puffy, dry ass, pretenous, baguette like dessert sandwich monstrosity. a long john is a flat, fried, delicous, greasy DOUGHNUT. so stop being a smart ass asking isaac about knowing the dough texture. bitch go out and eat them and try and tell me that they are the same.
well, eclairs are made with something called "choux pastry" or "choux paste." eating-wise, it's lighter and puffier than donut dough; visually, eclairs tend to look skinnier and a bit irregular, while Long Johns are more bar shaped and smooth/even. I am by no means a pastry expert, I just make them out of clay (lol) so that's about all I can tell you. but there are differences in both texture and appearance.
well, for most of the things I make (including these) I just figured it out on my own, I don't usually look at tutorials so I don't know of any for donuts, sorry
youtube is a good place to check though, as you can actually watch things being made. and I know in general there are a handful of great tutorials here on dA. but I didn't make these from a tutorial, so that's all I know to say ;_;