This was my first trial on making a cake roll.
Some day, mom by chance showed me a photo when she and Ms. Ho (my clay teacher) talked about the beautiful clay pieces in the photo. I was so amazed by its vivid color and cute appearance that I thought in my mind one day I would make one, too.
Here came the day. During break time last Friday, I decided to make an effort to my first trial on a cake roll, instead of playing around. At first, I chose the two clay dough, one brown and the other white, to give it a try. Based upon the experiences I’ve learned from Ms. Ho, after rolling the dough flat and smooth by a rolling pin, I used an iron-made ruler as a knife to sharp the four sides of the two clay dough.
Then, put the two clay dough together, the brown one was below the white one. And, roll it. But, no matter how I looked at it, I just felt it just didn’t look right. It was too thin to look like a cake roll. Thus, my mom suggested me for doing it again. By using more clay dough, besides different colors, red and yellow (I couldn’t help it but use these two colors, I was just out of white and brown), I made a thicker cake roll than the first roll.
Finally, I used the brush to make the cake roll look more natural and added its eyes and nose to make the roll more cute. Even though it still didn’t look right for me, at least it looked thicker and fatter, and it looked a little bit like the beautiful piece in the photo which mom showed me.