Thursday 30 January 2014

New arrivals and updates!

Hello Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

If you are in the UK, I am sure you are feeling a bit down from the dismal weather that we are experiencing. It's official - the wettest January in the UK since a very long time! This is also why I couldn't update my blog. I modelled so many new things recently but no opportunity to photograph them - very irritating!

Today's weather was the usual 'gloomy and wet' but I asked my husband to put my diorama near the window (the diorama's base is an inch plywood so it's quite heavy) so I can finally debut some new arrivals. These are just a first batch so there will be another blog update early next week with the other batch. Let's hope the clouds go away long enough for me to photograph the other new arrivals.

Here it is:
Mille-feuille, doughnut updates, more Valentine's day cookies and a Swiss roll update
First new arrival isn't actually new but an update/improvement. I didn't like the first mille-feuille that I did so I improved it and made a whole new line. This time I tried to capture the important detail in a mille-feuille which is the many layers of puff pastry.

You can check them out in the French Pastries menu.

Littlest Sweet Shop's new line of Mille-Feuille
Fruit mille-feuille with layers of sauce and fruit between each pastry!
Napoleon slice
Italian pink mille-feuille
Whole strawberries sandwiched between 2 pastry layers
Whole raspberries sandwiched between 2 pastry layers
Italian mille-feuille in chocolate
I've made some more new Valentine's day cookies - but this time it's even smaller! Available now in the Seasonal menu
These cookies come in a set of 4 pieces
I've also updated the Bakery menu with these new doughnuts:

Pastel sprinkles and butterfly doughnuts
 And last but not least, a new update on the Swiss Roll in our Cakes menu
This is the first Swiss roll with a gooey filling. Iced with chocolate ganache and sprinkled with pastel sprinkles. YUMMY!!!!!
OK! What else? If you follow me on Facebook, you might already know that the Littlest Sweet Shop hired another new maid!

Naru and Maya. Both of them sitting on my dresser like good girls
Her name is Naru (based on the female protagonist from Love Hina) and she will be working alongside Maya at the Littlest Sweet Shop. I'm going to be extremely busy in the upcoming weeks since I have another big commission coming up! We need the extra pair of hands at the Sweet Shop.

I'm hoping for a good day this weekend so I can photograph Naru in action plus the new arrivals!

See you again next week!


Monday 20 January 2014

New arrivals - Valentine's Day Specials!

Hello Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

Valentine's Day is only 3 weeks away so I hope you fall in love with these new arrivals! They are perfect for your dolly sweetheart or 1/6 scale Valentine. These new arrivals can be found in the Seasonal menu. If you would like to order these V-day themed treats, please submit your request by the 5th of February (worldwide) and by the 9th of February (UK and Europe).

Valentine specials at Littlest Sweet Shop
Heart shaped wobbly gelatine desserts
Strawberry clear jello with whole strawberries. Garnished with pink icing and a strawberry slice
Valentine's Day box of chocolates
Includes 12 unique bonbons!
Sweetheart sticky loaf. Perfect for sharing
Heart shaped sugar cookies
Mini cakes coated in candy and chocolate
Valentine's Day edition rock candy
Packed in a clear plastic bag for sharing. Hand moulded hearts in 4 different colours
Each piece is less than 2mm in diameter
Valentine Charlotte cake

Puppen Haus updates:

I was lucky enough to find some small photo frames from Poundland and painted them white. I added some small photos (some are from my own personal collection) and decorated the bedroom wall.
Maya standing alone in the balcony. I added a big pot of paper flowers and iron wrought chairs. The plan was to add more flowers and plants to this area.
Maya is sitting comfortably by the custom bay window seat
That's all for now! There are so many new items for Valentine's Day since Littlest Sweet Shop opened for business a year ago ON Valentine's Day so it had to be extra special. It is a rush to have new items ready before the holiday since I had to start working on Valentine themed miniatures from the start of the new year. The gap between Christmas and Valentine's Day isn't a big one AND I'm already planning my new Easter line-up!

Before I sign-off, here is the dress that I made for Sadie. She will be wearing it for Valentine's and I should start looking for something special to wear too!

Bye! <3

Wednesday 8 January 2014

New in - Cakes and Strawberry Shortcake.

Happy New Year Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

This is the first post for 2014 and there will be a lot of new sweet things introduced in this entry. One of my New Year's resolution is to improve in my modelling and photography skills. It's a challenge to design new cakes like these but that's what I will be doing from now on.

Before we check out the new cakes, let me introduce you to Littlest Sweet Shop's very own maid. She is a Pureneemo (1/6 scale M size) doll from Azone International. Her name is Maya and she's my first doll that is actually poseable! I also bought her 5 sets of new hands so she can also enjoy sweets and desserts on her own (without the help of a blutack, lol).

Maya enjoying the new pastel rainbow cake
Serving up some new strawberry shortcake
Enjoying an ice cream cone (mint + strawberry flavour) on the front steps
Sitting on the sofa I made
You will be seeing more of Maya in future blog entries so I hope you like her - she is extremely sweet! 

New arrivals for 2014:

Scalloped cakes. New in Cakes
Ombré Pacific Blue cake
Pastel rainbow cake

Strawberry shortcake (Japanese). Also new in Cakes
I love making Japanese sweets and desserts
Whole strawberries in fresh cream sandwiched between slices of light fluffy cake
Strawberry cake slices with various designs
New updates to the cupcake line (available now in the Cupcakes menu): 

Cream with star topper
You can have any type of topper in any colour!
'Baby Blue' cupcake
'Scalloped flower' cupcake

There is also some new ice cream in the Ice Cream menu!

That's all for now but I never stop crafting! I'm doing a swap with a girl in Canada and I'm making a new dress for her Blythe doll so I will be busy in the next few days sitting behind the sewing machine. 

Bye for now!