Friday 29 August 2014

My Littlest Ponies

Heyya Littlest Sweet Shoppers!
Summer is finally over and it felt like a short one (boo!). Despite being busy with the kitchen renovation (final stages), I managed to come up with some new cakes. You can now find all new items in the Cakes menu.
Colourful assortment of new yummy cakes! Perfect for fetes and parties
I have been teasing Facebook Littlest Sweet Shoppers with WIP photos of this cake. It may not look as big as the Castle cake but it actually takes more steps and careful planning. I'm glad how it turned out especially since this project was in the back-burner since April! The base of the cake is rainbow flavour and covered with a thick layer of magenta marzipan. Each pole is a twisty rainbow candy and each horse is a sugar cookie with cute details. I also added elements of gold into it (carousels are supposed to be a bit grand) and pearl clay. 

Carousel Rainbow cake. A special cake with a lot of fine details
Side of the cake is adorned with sparkly beads and white bows
There are 6 horses in total and they are all rainbow coloured! Each one hand painted using a needle
If you think a whole Carousel cake is too much for your doll - opt for a single serving of Carousel horse cookies. 
If you love doing Alice in Wonderland themed tea-parties, then you must make sure to serve cute and colourful Chequered cakes. They are iced in sugar icing with decorative sprinkles on top.

Alice-themed tea party

You can also order a whole Chequered cake too!
Perfect for tea time
Our last debut for today is a Summer Bloom cake. Iced in thick turquoise icing with gold bead accents. Topped with pink flowers and pretty summer insects (decorative of course). It's rare to see cakes done in very strong and bright colours like this so I hope you can enjoy something different :D

For those of you who love updates on Puppen Haus:

Puppen Haus is now house no. 178. No reason for this. I bought a pack of the wooden numbers so I thought I might as well use them up :p

I made this little blue alarm clock from pearl and gold clay

Since new term is starting in September, the girls have acquired new stationery and books
New and vintage re-Ments
Here is a recent commission of 1:12 scale rainbow lollipops and sweets which is made from FIMO Professional. The colours are still bright and brilliant despite the tiny size of the miniatures. 

Recent commission for a Canadian Littlest Sweet Shopper
1:12 scale rainbow lollipops

Kay! That's all for now. See you again very soon ^_^

Monday 11 August 2014

A hot hot summer!

Hej hej (pronounced Hey hey) Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

I just came back from Sweden for a very long super summer holiday. It was actually warmer in Sweden especially with their longer daytime (It only got dark at 11 PM) and clear blue sky weather. The whole country is gorgeous. The nature, the woods, the lakes, the wooden houses, the people - JUST ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

OK - enough about my holiday. There are going to be a few updates on today's entry including some new items and more ice-cream cones :D

In July, Crafty Arts (UK based art supply shop - also where I get my polymer clay supplies from) had given me some new FIMO Professional clay to try out. I made some fantastic rainbow lollipops with such vivid colours using the new clay. You can read my review here:

Thank you Staedtler and Crafty Arts for the generous gift! This will definitely make Littlest Sweet Shop and even more colourful world.
A Pack of clay and tools courtesy of Crafty Arts and Staedtler
My most recent commission is this pair of double scoop ice-cream cone in 1/3 scale. It was the first time I got a request to make one ice-cream cone to look like it was melting. I love it when clients give me new challenges! I hope that her SD doll will like it :)
Commission work
I also made more parfaits for some of our loyal customers (1/3 scale Azone dolls)
Ichigo Parfait...?
credit to rounezu on flickr

And the most important news of all is that we now have a new Littlest Sweet Shop maid! Her name is Yuffie (named after the character in Final Fantasy VII).  
PureNeemo Sweets a la mode series - Alisa Maron Parfait model
Now there are 4 Littlest Sweet Shop maids. (L-R Yufie, Akiko, Naru and Maya)
Since it's been summer holidays, all of us have been taking a break from work. The girls (and me) enjoy ice-cream almost every single day since they don't have to work at the Sweet Shop.
Happy Summer!
Yuffie in her casual stock clothes. Plaid shirt, denim shorts with hi-top trainers
Akiko loves her ice-cream too but she's not as greedy
In front of their home. I made the doorbell and front paving steps using granite-look clay
Chocolate, Cafe and Cornish cream scoops with butterscotch sauce
Strawberry scoop with chocolate sauce
'Fairy Kei I'
'Fairy Kei II'
Fairy scoop
Fudgy chocolate brownie with milk strawberry sauce
Neapolitan scoops with caramel sauce
Triple scoop with kiwi sauce
Tropical punch scoop with kiwi sauce
Cotton Candy scoop with strawberry sauce
Cafe scoop with strawberry milk sauce
Peaches and cream with Blueberry sauce
Cornish cream with caramel sauce
I got Maya the cutest strawberry bag from etsy. Her outfit is complete now
And last but not least - some new items added into the Bakery menu:
Stroopwafels. My favourite snack whenever I'm in Amsterdam. Wafer with caramel filling
Plain and chocolate meringues (that was left out in the last post)
So I've finally finished decorating my new room. Puppen Haus has a permanent spot in the corner and it's looking great as always. I keep falling in love with this dollhouse every single day. I had to make some minor repairs since it was slightly damaged when it was moved from it's old spot. 

Hope you can visit us again next week so I can share more Puppen Haus updates and photos of the new lollipops that were made using FIMO Professional.

See ya!