November 12, 2011

Tiny Pie Class!

I'll be teaching a class on making mini pumpkin pies up at Etsy Labs on Monday, November 14.  If you'd like to follow along at home, gather up the following supplies so you'll be all set to make your own mini pumpkin pie.

Conveniently, I noticed that Michaels has Premo on sale starting tomorrow- it's like they knew!

You can find the class webcast online, here, on Monday at 3.30 Eastern Time, and it will also be archived for a while.

If you're chomping at the bit to get started, a printed version of the recipe is online too, as part of Etsy's How Tuesday series, here.  One change: Premo has reformulated their orange, and it's now really bright, almost neon.  To make it look more like the dark orange of real pumpkin pie, mix in a small amount of raw sienna and yellow Premo to tone it down a bit.

orange Premo
raw sienna Premo
cadmium yellow Premo
white Premo
ecru Premo

translucent liquid sculpey or liquid clay

allspice (the real spice; very fine dark brown sand will also work)

raw sienna chalk artists pastel (you want one that looks orangey, like baked bread) & a scrap piece of paper

24 gauge headpins, 2" long, sterling silver or silver-plated brass (these are good ones for silver plated)

work surface: I prefer a smooth white floor tile, but parchment paper or a clean piece of glass will work too

small ball point tool (like this one) or straight pin with a rounded tip

small paintbrush for the liquid clay
paintbrush or eyeshadow applicator for the artists pastel

needlenose pliers
nail clippers or wire cutters


  1. Full of information and was very interesting to read.

  2. It can be difficult to remember when looking at these photographs that you are actually seeing a miniature.