Thursday 28 March 2013

Let them eat cake!

Cake is such a wonderful dessert that it has it's own menu category! You will find more details for these new cakes in the new menu item.

Various cakes and cake slices
Marie Antoinette cake

Strawberry slices layered cake
Chocolate Bundt cake with choc frosting and
strawberry slices
Choc swiss roll with strawberry icing and topped
with roasted peanuts
Strawberry cake
Chocolate Madeira cake
Swiss roll with strawberry on top and peach icing
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest gâteau)
'Candy' Cake
Orange 'heart' cake
Rainbow cake
White chocolate flake cake with chocolate filling

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Sneak peak...

I hope this sneak peak of what I'm currently working on will help cheer you up if you are feeling down about this never ending wintery weather.

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Hello Jello!!

I recently managed to get my hands on a new material for model making - and now I can make delectable looking jellies!

They look amazing and so real however it could melt when it is in contact with direct heat, therefore they are only available to be commissioned by UK clients only (Sorry!). The material is made in England and the jelly models should be placed in a covered display as they are wobbly (and a bit sticky) like real gelatine. It's a small price to pay because just look at them:

For more details on each item please see the new menu item 'Jelly / Gelatine'. 
Chocolate mousse
Strawberry mousse
Lime, strawberry and cream jelly
Purin (from Japan)
Ultimate gelatine - triple layer with fruit slices inside and strawberry slice trimming
Vanilla jelly with rainbow candy inside

Mini mousse/dessert
I had a little accident whilst shooting these photos. The weather has been so bad and I feel like I haven't seen the sun for months now. It's spring today yet snow is still falling. The sky is grey all day and I had to resort to using 2 light sources in order to take photographs (yes, I am blaming it on the bleak weather). I had one lamp balancing on my ottoman and with a huge thud it fell onto my diorama!!

My heart was racing so fast because I knew that I would cry so hard if my miniatures got damaged. It happened after I took the pictures above. The only casualty:

Broke the plate that held my 'Ultimate Gelatin'
The 'Ultimate Gelatine' got hit by the lamp and the plate broke and a few strawberry pieces came loose. Miraculously the 'Ultimate Gelatine' is fine and needs some TLC (just need to put the strawberry slices back) and a new platter. I always handle my miniatures with caution but it seems that these gelatine models are tougher than their real edible cousins. After shaking my fist at the lamp, I did have to spend another hour to  re-arrange everything back to it's original state. I have serious OCD since if I don't put them back together again I can't stop thinking about it. It would make it hard for me to meditate in yoga class tonight!

The aftermath

Thursday 14 March 2013

New arrivals!

I am so pleased to bring you not just one, but several new items across the menu board! I have also FINALLY added my Christmas fayre items as well (Hello! It's March?!). Please click the link to the corresponding menu category for more information on the new items.

Mont Blanc new in French Pastries menu

Strawberry tart new in Bakery menu

Neopolitan Parfait new in Ice-Cream menu

Various chip cookies updated in Bakery menu

Religieuse new in French Pastries menu

Profiteroles new in French Pastries menu

Christmas Fayre FINALLY added into the Seasonal menu

Due to popular demand - this Gumball machine has been listed in the Sweets Boutique menu

Sunday 10 March 2013

Easter is hopping into the Sweet Shop

Spot the new arrivals for Easter!

It's hard to believe that Easter Sunday is just around the corner especially when it is still snowing!

I kid you not - here is a photo taken just this morning

These new arrivals (can be found in the Seasonal menu) can help you feel like Spring is finally here (at least in your little mini world!). There is still time to get your orders in before Easter so please fill up the order request form if you are interested. Hope Spring is sunnier and warmer where you are!

Easter buffet

Italian Easter bread

Easter Bundt Cake

Hot-crossed buns

Hand-molded chocolate bunnies

Chocolate egg. I kept it simple with a cute ribbon and diamante stud

Pastel mini eggs

Tuesday 5 March 2013

New Menu Item - BRUNCH!!

The Littlest Sweet Shop has a new brunch menu so please do take a look at our new food! I call them brunch menu items as they are great for breakfast AND lunch (and anytime really). 

Currently we serve various crêpes, pancakes, waffles and churros! I will keep adding new goodies into the menu so watch this space. 

Here's a little sneak peak into the new menu items:

Belgian Waffles
Fluffy American Pancakes

Churros with dip


Sunday 3 March 2013

Miniature Gumball Machine

New additions to my diorama - a cute gumball machine, flower pots AND shabby chic upholstery for the bar chairs.

I had always wanted to model a miniature gumball machine since last Christmas. The inspiration struck when I received a Jelly Belly dispenser machine as a gift from my husband.

The colour of the bar chairs had to be altered since the original bright Barbie pink did not suit the shabby chic theme of my diorama. I had some leftover pink gingham material and decided to use it to reupholster the chairs. The process wasn't hard and the chairs went through a smooth make over!

The flower pots are all made by me. The pots are painted using Laura Ashley paints and the flower and leaves are handmade using polymer clay. I don't use molds to make flowers as I believe that each flower should be unique (more realistic?).

The diorama will always be a work in progress so I hope you enjoy these incoming updates!