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Miniature Bread w/ Baking Powder (DIY Tutorial) by thinkpastel Miniature Bread w/ Baking Powder (DIY Tutorial) by thinkpastel
A "recipe" for realistic miniature bread that almost feels like baking real bread: all you need is water, baking powder and.. well, polymer clay instead of flour!:happybounce:

This was adapted from this tecnique (wich is probably my all-time favourite!!).
However, this method uses just polymer clay, instead of Liquid polymer clay (which is quite pricey!).
Also, you won't need any mold!

All you have to do is to knead the baking soda into the polymer clay and shape it as you want before baking. So much fun! :mashedpotato: 

Ps. After a few tests, I found that while you can color the bread with chalks before baking, the colour does wear off a little, so I suggest to paint your miniatures with acrylic paints instead
:wink 

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:iconpcamenzind:
PCamenzind Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Writer
Best bread ever!
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D thank you :blush: :hug:
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I cannot believe how utterly realistic that bread is!!
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw thank you :blush: :glomp:
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EMReven Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fake bread!? And miniature fake bread at that!? Holy crap! Amazing!
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :blush: :heart:
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sonickingscrewdriver Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
It looks amazing! I tried it with both baking soda and powder, and both turned out too crumbly and there weren't any air bubbles. Was this because there was too little water added, or too much soda/powder? D: Thanks in advance :meow:
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh this happens to me too, once in a while :shakefist: :D
I'm not sure which one is the cause - my bet is ..both! I've noticed this either happens when I use too much water or too much baking soda. Unfortunately it takes a few tries to guess the right water/soda proportions.. and even then sometimes you might have a bad batch :(
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LauraLovesLife Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
oh my god, looks just so realistic :happybounce: great work! 
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :blush: :tighthug:
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LauraLovesLife Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
You're welcome !!:happybounce: 
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Metro-Neko Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist
 here's my attempt  sliced bread   x3 .thank you so so much for sharing this <3 !
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oooh it looks so cute!! :la: And you're very welcome :hug:
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dollvillecreations Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing job! I'm going to try this myself. I checked out your other tutorials and I fell in love with all of them - so much to try! Thank you so much!
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :hug: and you're very welcome! Let me know if/when you try this, I'm curious :giggle:
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dollvillecreations Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome. ^_^ I most definitely will.
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Avaril Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! I'm impressed as always.
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're so kind :blush: :hug:
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BadgersBakery Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Awesome, thank you for that! I really don't like using molds and liquid clay, so it's great to know you can achieve fantastic results without them :)
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! If you try this, let me see the results :giggle:
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prismaticpearls Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So realistic! Amazing!
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ooh thank you :blush: :hug:
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PetitDeCherries Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
AMAZING!!! :D 
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw thank you love :blush: :happycry:
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woah-man Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super duper cool! But I do have one question:

How'd you get the split along the top of the crust? Did that happen on its own in the oven or did you sculpt that in? I might have missed something, but in the video it looked like you just sculpted a plain log with no texture on the outside and it came out of the oven with that split.

I've tried this method a couple times, and I've nearly got the inside down, I just need to make the outside look realistic too!
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You got it right, unfortunately there is no control over the 'split'.
It's the result of the clay expanding for the combination of baking powder and heat.
I've tried several times to see if I could purposely give the bread that 'split': made a cut on the clay, twisted/folded it like I would do with actual bread.. none of that worked!
I'm afraid that there is no way to predict if and where the 'split' will appear :shrug:

Anyhow, I have to say that even without 'splits' the outside texture comes pretty good, unlike the 'liquid clay' method (with liquid clay the outside is usually very even and shiny; with this method it looks grainy and rough) :giggle:
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woah-man Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks for getting back to me! I've yet been able to get one to appear so I will keep trying. :) 
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SilkTopHatSally Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that looks amazing!! I'm going to have to try your adaptation sometime. Fantastic job, hun!

and just curious, are you using baking soda or baking powder?
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh sweetie you made an excellent point, I keep confusing their names!
I used baking powder in the video; however, you can use baking soda, as well. I find that you may need to use a little more if you use soda (just slightly, though. Too much will make the clay crumbly and easy to break!) :)
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SilkTopHatSally Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, gotchya! I figured you could use either, but the textures are different, so I wasn't sure which would work out better as far as the baked result. Thank you, doll!
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! If you try this, let me see the results! (I'm super curious!) :giggle:
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NoodleNoodles Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it!! it looks so real!! thanks for sharing  this !! 
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thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! Let me know if you try this :giggle:
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renman1605 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Xcelent work, and very realistic
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :blush: :huggle:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just when I think you can't get any better!
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh dear, I could say the same about your food photography. Your lemon cake almost had me eat my monitor :giggle: :hug:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww thank you :hug: It's like learning to photograph all over again at the moment, being in a new house with different natural light, such a pain.
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aaw I can see that.. But I can say you're definitely one quick again-learner :giggle:
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SugarFirefly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow..amazing
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw :blush: :glomp:
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LunarBerry Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that looks more realistic than when using the liquid clay method :D Much more denser and more like real bread :D
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The liquid clay method is a little bit trickier (is that even a word? :D ), although you can achieve the same texture with both techniques. It just takes a little more effort :D
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kayanah Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love love love how it looks! I tried the baking soda trick, but it did not work for me...:(
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:iconthinkpastel:
thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh it's not just you, really!
It is a little tricky.. I guess it's because given the very small quantities, it is pretty hard to guess the right clay/baking soda/water balance.. it takes some time to master it, and even then sometimes it just doesn't work :shakefist: :D
However, the result is just so nice that it's worth the struggle :giggle:
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kayanah Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
One of my attempt was "okay" I had a syringe and added air bubbles in the preparation. I just added too much but the look was nice, just not perfect and then I did not have any more syringe so I did not try again, lol
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thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whoooa, wait wait wait! This is very interesting. A syringe? Can you explain it a little further? You got me really curious :omgomg: 
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kayanah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Okay, lol.
I used a syringe with a teeny tiny needle, I had those because when I used to have very violent migraines I tried a medication I needed to inject myself in the thigh (not fun but I felt I needed to explain why I had such syringe at home, lol)
I made the "dough" with a mix of TLS and baking soda, put it in the "pan" I made (but I can't seem to remember how I made it back then, because it was still a few years ago). Took the syringe, pulled a tiny bit of water into it and filled the rest of the syringe with air. I "injected" the dough with tiny amounts of what was in the syringe in different areas.
It worked, but the "bread" ended up way too fragile. I think I just added too much air and/or water into it with the syringe.
You can see how it looked if you click here: kayanah.deviantart.com/art/Rea…
I never tried again after that, it takes too much tls and it is hard for me to find it here.
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thinkpastel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh it actually came out lovely!! What an interesting way to do this. Maybe the bread ended up too fragile because you didn't use 'regular' clay, but just liquid clay? :confused:
Btw I'm definitely going to try the syringe trick some day, thank you sweetie! :glomp:
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kayanah Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah maybe it was because I did not use actual clay. Will try again someday. =P
You're welcome; hope you will share the result with me when you do. :)
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