Sunday 17 November 2013

New in - Danish Pastries and a towering croquembouche

Hi Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

First of all - thank you to all of you who 'liked' the Littlest Sweet Shop page on Facebook. I never succumbed into paying for ads but recently the page had more than 100 likes! To some it may seem like it is a tiny (or not) achievement but I'm just happy to see the page going somewhere.

So, a big thank you to everyone who has supported me especially my mum who is ever so supportive of my small business :)

Anyway, a few new things to debut here in the Littlest Sweet Shop. First off - Danish Pastries. Available now in the Bakery menu

I spy some new danish pastries on display!
The danish pastries are available in the styles here and you can have them drizzled in fruit sauces, custard, powdered sugar, fruit slices, nuts,chocolate chip - or anything really!:

Danish envelops

Pinwheel Danishes
Cinnamon Praline danishes with icing sugar and chopped nuts (L) and chopped chocolate (R)
Danishes have details of a 'layered' pastry look visible from the sides and 'glossed' for that sugared up look

Next new item in the shop is croquembouche which is now available in the French Pastries menu.

A tower of choux pastries piled up and drizzled with toffee
The other thing that I was working on is some ice cream cone charms. The charms are 1/6 scale and have silver eye-pins on them so you can turn it into a pendant, bracelet charm, keychain or even as a phone charm! They are very cute and I hope the people I made this for will like them! I don't charge extra for the silver eye-pin to be inserted into any Littlest Sweet Shop commissions (limited to certain items). I realise many of my clients love turning these miniatures into jewellery so I hope this will encourage more of that type of commission.

Several varieties of ice cream scoops

Puppen haus project is still on hold since I have been quite busy with other things recently but I did make a new dress for Sadie.

I used leftover Tilda fabric from the bay window seat that I made. I love the duck egg blue and grey spot combo! As long as she is not wearing this dress in the living room of Puppen Haus, things shouldn't get too awkward :p

The Littlest Shop kitchen will now be closed from today until the 4th of December. I will be going on holiday to celebrate our 5th year wedding anniversary. We will be basking in the sunny island of Bali. Believe it or not I actually prefer not to go on a holiday. I hate the idea of missing my ballet classes and not cooking lunch everyday. I love spending all day making miniatures while listening to so I will definitely miss modelling! I don't like leaving Sadie, our collie and Puppen Haus behind either. However it is getting colder and the day we fly out is the day when snow will hit England! I have no issues with the cold but I guess I have to (sigh) go for this holiday even though I always feel like my day-to-day life is like one big never-ending holiday. Plus, I HATE FLYING! Why do warm places need to be so far away?

I'm afraid there won't be any blog updates until I get back. I will be missing my miniature world but please do wait for me to come back. I will be accepting commissions again when Littlest Sweet Shop re-opens.

Au revoir 'til we meet again.

Saturday 2 November 2013

New in - Macaron towers and a little bit of Xmas cheer

Hello Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

Hope you had a good Halloween. I OD-ed on candy like I do everyday but this time I did it with Reese's peanut butter pumpkin. They are my favourite! It's the perfect ratio of peanut butter and chocolate since I'm not too keen on the normal peanut butter cup with way too much chocolate.

In between carving pumpkins and eating candy, I managed to make new items for the Sweet Shop.

New in - Macaron tower. Isn't she a cutie? Available in the Pâtisserie menu.

'Rainbow' macaron tower with 6 different coloured macarons
I also made some new chocolate macarons. Also available in the pâtisserie menu.
More new items:

Lemon meringue pie. Available in the bakery menu. Also available as a whole pie
Mr Softee ice cream can also be topped with delicious sauces and toppings!
I've been making some new Christmas food since I will be on holiday for 3 weeks this month. I don't think I will have time to develop some new items since it will be just 2 weeks before Christmas when we come back! All Christmas items are available in the Seasonal menu.

Peppermint and cherry macaron tower. Garnished with pastel candy cane, jewels and peppermint swirls
Large mince pie. Perfect traditional treat
3d Christmas tree cookies
I was also commissioned to make some doughnuts but in a custom size. My miniatures are all bespoke so feel free to request a specific size that you would like. 
Doughnuts in a bespoke 10mm diameter size
OK, that's all for now. I plan to make more new things in the next few days before I have to prepare for this big holiday.