Here are the materials and tools you'll need:
- Small piping bags with tips from Daiso
- Soft paper clay (white or any color that you like) from Daiso
- Wood bond from Daiso
- Plastic cups (or any container)
- Any kind of stirrer (Note that once used for this project, this stirrer cannot be used for eating. Here, I'm using a chopstick meant for crafting. )
- Measuring spoons for crafting (I got mine from Daiso too)
- Plastic file/folder/any non-porous surface/Decoden piece
- Credit card or something similar
So firstly, we have to prepare the "whipped cream". I achieved successful results using the following proportions:
- 5 tablespoons of clay (note that I'm using fresh clay from a new packet)
- 2 teaspoons of water (start out with this amount)
- 3 teaspoons of wood bond
Once you have measured the amount of clay, tear the clay into smaller pieces into a plastic cup/container like so:
Then mix in the water and wood bond well. You should get a consistency where when you pull your stirrer out, the clay will form stiff peaks and retain the shape. If your clay is not from a fresh pack and has turned dry, you might need to add a tiny bit more water and bond. If your mixture is too watery, add more clay and a bit more glue.
My first attempt when I used 4 tbsp clay + 2.5 tsp water. This was too watery and the peaks couldn't retain their shapes.
Once the consistency is right, it's time to transfer the whipped cream clay to a piping bag. But before that, let's prep the piping bag. Depending on the type of piping design you need, choose the appropriate tip. I chose the star tip.
Take a piping bag and snip off from the end, about the length of about 1/3 the height of the piping tip, so that the piping tip can be inserted through the hole like so:
To make the process of filling the bag easier, I put it into another plastic cup like so, making sure the opening of the bag was folded over the rim of the cup:
You can use this tip for real baking too!
Fill the piping bag with the clay whipped cream. Unlike normal cream/icing, clay cream sticks like crazy and can be fiddly. One tip is to use your stirrer, grab some clay cream and shove that into the piping bag. Then start scraping the clay off with the help of the cup rim. You might want to get your fingers under the bag fold and using the bag like a piece of cloth, wipe the stirrer to get most of the clay into the bag.
It will look messy, but it's ok.
Once you have transferred your clay to the piping bag, lay your bag down on the plastic file/folder, and use a credit card (or something similar) to scrape and shift the clay to the piping tip.
Then, twist the top of the piping bag and you can start piping onto the plastic folder or any decoden project.
For a successful whipped clay recipe, piped designs should retain its shape after a few minutes of piping
Leave the clay to dry for at least 2 days. If you are creating individual cream dollops, you may peel the clay pieces off the plastic folder and use them for other projects.
These will be going to my Christmas Tree Patisserie project!
Here, I have a photo of my first attempt, which is kind of a fail.
But if you are going for this sort of meringue-ish look, here's my recipe: 4 tablespoons clay, 2.5 teaspoons water and 3 teaspoons wood bond.