...because they're jewellery!
I have for some time now been admiring (and wanting) various items of cupcake-themed jewellery on various websites. Unfortunately, whilst many of the actual items are reasonably priced, the postage charged by a lot of websites (when they're shipping to Australia) is a killer.
But I was thinking about it the other day, and I thought "you know, the ones you really like the best are the ones made out of polymer clay. Why not make them yourself?" So I did.
It was actually great fun - way easier to work with than sugarpaste! My daughter also loved playing with the clay - you can see her elephant and her "cake" to the right of mine.
For a first attempt, and considering I didn't have any proper pliers, I think my new earrings are not too bad! : ) Hmm.... homemade Christmas presents???