Saturday 29 December 2012

Gingerbread House

I managed to finish this big project a few days before Christmas and I'm quite satisfied it. I have spent almost 3 days to make, cure and paint the house including some gingerbread men and women.

These will soon be available in the seasonal section.

The house features realistic gingerbread house in 1/6 scale with candy decoration and sugar frosting (snow).

All sweets and candy are hand made by me.

Wednesday 26 December 2012

New materials, tools and equipment

As it is Boxing Day today, I think it's appropriate to show some gifts that I received to benefit this wonderful hobby.

My husband bought me a DOZEN new fresh packs of clay, a beautiful hobby lamp (it is hard modelling in the dark especially in winter!) and I was lucky enough to use some free vouchers from Hobbycraft and Crafty Arts to stock up on some new modelling tools.

These new items can only mean bigger projects for 2013!

A dozen of polymer clay packs
More polymer clay!
Sculpey modelling tools. I only use FIMO (made in Germany) clay however most of my tools are from Sculpey
Sculpey clay conditioning machine, Oyumaru mould kit, Sculpey Bake and Bond

Beautiful chrome hobby lamp from my dear husband

Monday 17 December 2012

Christmas Fayre

I apologise for not posting anything Christmas-y on this site! It's been a hectic December for me since I'm taking a big test just in the next few days.

I have brilliant realistic candy canes to show off as well as some traditional Christmas food. The chocolate log cake is dedicated to my mum who used to make it during Christmas.

These items are not listed on the site yet but please fill up the order form if you are interested.
Once I have (hopefully) passed my test, I will be on Christmas mode and my big project will be a Gingerbread house! Watch this space for that update.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Candy canes with brilliant detailing
Christmas pudding with brandy butter, chocolate log cake, strawberry tart, petits fours & cream puffs
The peppermint swirls are no bigger than my engagement ring diamond ;)

Thursday 29 November 2012

Size matters

My husband bought us some macaroons for tea and I took a picture of the life-size edible macaroons with my miniature macaroon models. For your information, the real macaroons are an assortment of vanilla, mocha and chocolate flavours and they come freshly baked from a Belgian bakery.

My 1:3 scale pastel macaroons look so tiny in comparison! They all look delicious though, despite their size.

Third scale miniatures are perfect for double-jointed dolls such as the Japanese Super Dolfie (SD).

Saturday 24 November 2012

New for December!

I will be quite busy for the next few days uploading new photos of sweets and desserts to this site. They will become available to order as soon as they hit the site.

Furthest back: Tea set and mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows. Clockwise from top, Cream biscuits, Big box of chocolate, Strawberry cream and white chocolate bar, Brownie à la mode, Cruller doughnut, Trio of cupcakes, Ice cream sandwiches, Ice cream sundae, Waffle, Pancakes, Cream puffs, Cinnamon roll

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Japanese Professional Hobby Tools

I had to order these from Japan and it is so worth it! These are part of Tamiya Decoration Series. They are great for giving that extra fine detailing into model foods.

Wednesday 7 November 2012

A Sweet Inspiration

Most of my creations are imitations of real yummy food. I would buy an eclair and study every inch before I start recreating one in miniature form. I believe it's the best way of getting a realistic model of the real thing. I try my best to recreate the colours by customising my own to fit.

This practice has been great and I'm quite satisfied with my modelling so far. I'm also quite fond of Japanese food miniatures, especially from a brand called re-ment. I used to collect them but it's quite rare to find them here in the UK.

They are made in 1:6 (playscale) scale which is my favourite size for food miniatures. You can actually 'play' with these as they are not too tiny. Unlike polymer clay models that I make, these are all plastic and HAND-PAINTED! They come in brilliant packaging and sets to collect.

That's what I call, a sweet inspiration.

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Website under construction

Hi all,

Just wanted to inform you that this website is still a work in progress but you can submit an order using the order form on the right-hand side of the website.

Thank you for your patience.

Monday 5 November 2012

Runner up for Hobbycraft 'Make of the month'

I received an email this morning from Hobbycraft telling me that I was a runner up for their October Make of the Month competition. I was so surprised that I had even won anything in the first place since there were at least more than 250 entries from all over the UK. It wasn't easy going against expert knitters, artists, professional cake designers and other competition.

Thank you Hobbycraft for choosing me as one of your finalists. It is an honor.