How to Make a Fake Pizza

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How to Make a Fake Pizza
Experiment a little to get your imitation pizza looking this realistic. (pizza image by serge di natale from Fotolia.com)

Your kids might need a new pizza for the play house or you might need one for decoration or a theatrical performance. Whatever it may be, making a fake pizza that can hold up to time and a lot of handling can be easily accomplished. Using bake-able polymer modelling clay such as Fimo or Sculpey, you can create a durable and authentic-looking fake pizza in a short period of time.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Polymer clay
  • Baking tray
  • Toothpick
  • Oven

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Mix colours of polymer clay, or find a colour, to create a dough-coloured ball roughly the size of your palm.

  2. 2

    Flatten the ball on a clean baking tray, making sure it keeps a roughly round shape. Pinch the edges to make them thicker, like a crust. Round out any really jagged edges, but don't worry too much about imperfections.

  3. 3

    Roll another ball, red this time, and smaller. Flatten it as well, but don't press too hard. The red piece should be smaller and thinner than the dough piece, so the "crust" will show around the edge.

  4. 4

    Score both pieces with hash marks -- use a toothpick or something similar -- though not too deeply. Score diagonal lines across each clay piece. Then score diagonal lines in the opposite direction. These hash marks will act as a sort of glue for the clay pieces, since polymer clay does not naturally stick to itself.

  5. 5

    Lift the red piece off the sheet with a spatula and place it on the first clay piece, hash-marked side down, so the hash marks meet.Try to centre it as you lay it down. Press the two pieces together, without ruining the "pizza."

  6. 6

    Mix a ball of white and a little yellow, smaller than the red ball. Do exactly what you did with the red ball for this ball. Place this piece on top of the other two, hash-marked side down.

  7. 7

    Add toppings. Use green bits for peppers, brownish-red circles for sausages and white ovals for mushrooms. Using the same method as used in Step 4, score each piece and the area where you intend to place it. Place the topping pieces on the pizza, hash marks to hash marks.

  8. 8

    Bake the pieces at 135 degrees Celsius, allowing 15 minutes for each quarter inch of clay.

  9. 9

    Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool before you take it off the sheet.

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