I had a busy Sunday morning at the weekend making lots of fruit canes - orange, lemon and lime. It does seem to take longer to slice them than to actually make the cane though, and I've only sliced a tiny proportion of them.
If you're new to making dollhouse miniatures, or playing with polymer clay in general, citrus fruit slices are a great place to start when learning to make canes. There are already loads of great tutorials out there on this subject, with various different methods. I follow a combination of the one from Angie Scarr's book 'Making Miniature Food,' (online demo here but I much prefer the book) and also a tutorial by Stéphanie Kilgast of PetitPlat, who adapted Angie's technique to suit her own way, which you can find here.
|Super useful book for beginners|
The best thing is to practice to find what works best for you - I don't follow either tutorial to the letter, having found techniques I prefer and others I don't. But with a bit of practice, my canes have definitely gotten better!