March 28, 2014

1/12th tutorial: Churros with chocolate

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Hello!
It's been a while since I've been here :p, I have 2 mini big projects (yea as you read it!) going on for my portfolio and between work and my projects I dind't have the time to upload or finish this tutorial I've mentioned like 1 month ago *ouch*.

Anyways, now that you know why I haven't been here for a while ... lets go back to our thing!. Today I'm sharing with you a simple but useful way of making churros plus some easy tricks for you to use in other projects.




Churros with chocolate







Materials

 Fimo: translucent, vanilla and brown
 Liquid fimo (or similar)
 Tile or plastic surface to work
 Facial wipes (to keep your hands clean all the time while working)
 Small ceramic plate (if you have one)
 Toothbrush (that you don’t use anymore)
 Razor blade
 Cake decorating tip n. 23 (a very small one)
 Toothpick or needle (small)
 Small container (to mix the liquid clay)
 Ceramic plate
 Needle or nail (to add texture)                   
Soft pastels: dark brown, middle brown, ochre
 Brush
 Varnish (matte)


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In this recipe we’re going to learn how to make ”sauces” and some simple effects to add more realism to your mini scene.
A small cake decorating tip is going to be the tool to make the churros but, it also has other uses, keep it into your mini making stash since I’ll soon show you other useful tricks with it.

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Dough recipe

 1 part of translucent, half of vanilla.

**Useful advice**: if the clay is a bit cracky or dry, put a little bit of liquid fimo and mix till it softens, if you added too much, just shave a tiny bit of vanilla soft pastel until you have a smooth mix.






Take a small piece of the dough and put it into the decorating tip (you’ll see why I said it was important that the mix is smooth!) and push with a dotting tool/back of a brush.





Use a needle tool/nail to remove the churro from the the cake decorating tip, and carefully with your fingers smooth the edges.

**Length of the churro** around 1,25 cm/1,3 cm (the equivalent of 15 cm)






This picture shows you the 3 shades of brown that we’re going to use (same ones of the “Hot chocolate and donuts” tutorial):

Ochre for the base color
middle reddish brown for the “golden areas”
Dark brown for the “a little burnt” spots.





A coat of ochre soft pastel.

 *** Don’t be afraid to cover the whole churro, actually that’s the point! Remember that all your coloring has to be done now, and that dough has an intense golden color when it’s cooked ****



The middle brown for the “more cooked” areas.


 







A touch of dark brown in certain spots for the “more burned” look.






The texturing process

Use the toothbrush to give it a more irregular look on the surface and the needle to accent the inner parts of the churro. The toothbrush might erase them a bit.
** Sometimes you’re going to texture your food after painting it, it’s not a law that it has to be always texturing 1st and shading later! It will depend on the projects you’re doing**


Use the toothbrush to give it a more irregular look on the surface and the needle to accent the inner parts of the churro. The toothbrush might erase them a bit.
** Sometimes you’re going to texture your food after painting it, it’s not a law that it has to be always texturing 1st and shading later! It will depend on the projects you’re doing**

Making  the chocolate sauce!

Cut a small part of chocolate brown (I’m using fimo) and mix it with the liquid gel, push it hard!
When the mix is ready, add a bit of the dark brown. The brown color clay is not the right shade for chocolate, the soft pastel will make it look just perfect ;)
**Useful advice** Leave the mix for a few hs aside so that it mixes itself, then take it again and stir it a bit more**


This is how your sauce has to look like



The finishing touches:

Take the ceramic plate and knife and put a bit of liquid fimo to the plate to glue your churro (or as many as you’d like to), now put a bit of the chocolate on the plate next to the churros. Now the knife; we want it to look like if someone was putting chocolate to its churro, so carefully take a bit of the sauce and put it to the knife.
Take a small amount of tin foil, put the plate and the knife, and add some bits of “chocolate spills”.
Bake it for 5 min, take it out and let cool.
Use matte varnish (on the churros) to seal it.




Decorating the scene


Add the chocolate spills close to the knife, some to the plate and glue them with super glue. I dind’t glue them before cos I wanted to decide later where to put the spills.

An interesting scene –as I always say- has still life. Look as my churro, I splitted it, added some chocolate and it looks like someone was around, enjoying it (I would for sure! Lol). A doily or bowl with chocolate add detail to the piece. If you have a cup of coffee or tea, feel free to add it to this cute scene




Thank you for looking! 
Comments, suggestions, questions are welcome :)

A





3 comments :

  1. Genial!!! Gracias por compartir el tutorial. Besos

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    1. Gracias Eva! me alegro que te guste!
      Espero que te diviertas mucho haciendo churros para tus mini proyectos :)

      Saludos !

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  2. Nice tutorial! I like all of your special tips! xo Jennifer

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