Polymer clay is a great medium for miniatures. If you struggle to shape it, or can't get the results you expect, try these 8 Tips to Add Realism to Your Polymer Clay Miniatures.
Sometimes you need to change or adapt your brand of clay for the type of work you do and the conditions you work under. Clay brands vary in strength, elasticity, and softness. The clay which canes well to make tiny tomatoes or lemon slices may not be the easiest clay to shape into cakes or cake slices. If you have a variety of clays on hand, try some of these Techniques for Polymer Clay Miniatures to see if there is one particular clay you prefer to use, then experiment with softeners or translucent clays and colors to develop your own custom blends for particular projects.