Friday 18 December 2015

Christmas Afternoon Tea Time! Featuring some new Mini Mince Pies and Carrot Cake

Happy Winter Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

I've been busy with commissions and Christmas preparations recently so there wasn't much time to craft anything new. I made a few bespoke charm bracelets (no photos unfortunately since there was no sun to take any good pictures) and Christmas presents for friends. Since the Littlest Sweet Shop is currently my full time job, I have to make presents for friends and crafting is time consuming. 

If you have been busy running around to get ready for the busiest time of year, stop for half an hour and have a tea break! We have two new products that will be perfect for an afternoon tea during this holiday season. I even made the Christmas crackers with some recycled wrapping paper.

Have a Christmas afternoon tea with some delicious mince pies and a slice of carrot cake!
We already have large Mince Pies listed in our Seasonal menu. In England, Mince Pie is practically a Christmas staple. Now we have the mini versions to serve with tea. Like the real thing, each pie is frosted in powdered sugar. 
Mini mince pies come dusted in powdered sugar
There is also Carrot Cake which you can find in our Cake menu. The cake is generously frosted in whipped cream cheese and coated in chopped nuts. Each slice is decorated with a marzipan carrot. I'm not sure why but I always associate Carrot Cake with Autumn and Winter.
Carrot Cake. Cream cheese icing, and half coated in chopped nuts.
Since everything from our shop is bespoke, why don't you order a single slice instead?
I'm ending this post with a picture of a charm bracelet I made for my friend. I hope she likes it!!

We can also make a custom charm bracelet for you!

Friday 13 November 2015

New Christmas items and glazed doughnuts!

Hey Hey Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

I can't believe that Christmas is just around the corner! But the good news is that we are listing our new Christmas items today so you can order your special sweeties in time for the holidays. The shop will be closed from tomorrow and re-opening on the 26th of November. We won't be able to make any commissions when the shop is closed but you can still submit an order and get an estimate. All commissions will be completed when we re-open and priority will be given to Christmas orders.  
Toy Train Cake with Gingerbread House, 3D Christmas Cookie Trees and Candy Cane Trees
So our first new Christmas item is this dinky little Toy Train cake! It comes with 5 carriages that will carry different sweets. Other cute details include chocolate cookie wheels on each carriage and train. The cake is also small enough to fit a 1/12 scene (looks small beside our 1/6 scale Gingerbread House). 

As usual, everything is bespoke so you can choose the colour of your carriage and train. Find this and all of our other Christmas food in the Seasonal menu

Cake 'carriages' with mini candy canes, rainbow sweets, popcorn, fudge, mini marshmallows
Toy Train cake in Christmassy colous, chocolate cookie wheels and gold accents
Our next new item for Christmas is Stollen from Germany. It's a very stodgy loaf cake with plenty of raisins / candied fruit. The outside is dusted with powdered sugar and we already cut 3 slices out for you!
Littlest Sweet Shop Stollen has multi-coloured raisins inside!
Our last new item for November are 3 new doughnut varieties. I went back to basics and created some minimalist doughnuts that look so scrumptious! New doughnuts are now available in the Bakery menu.

Mmmmmmmmmm........doughnuts with coffee

The glossy-ness of the icing looks so sweet and sticky. 
Not the usual ring shaped doughnuts, but still delightful
Our first new doughnut is the famous Maple bar. It is a long doughnut with a maple glaze. Bacon maple bar available upon request.
Maple Bar
I do love twisty doughnuts as they look so pretty! This classic version is also glazed in sugar. 
Glazed Twist doughnut
The last doughnut for the day is the standard Glazed doughnut that you can find in most doughnut shops. Therefore it would be weird if we didn't offer them, right?
Littlest Sweet Shop's Glazed doughnut
I hope that our new arrivals have made you crave doughnuts with coffee! That's all folks.


Saturday 31 October 2015

Littlest Sweet Shop x Komikku Winter 2015 Collection

Happy Halloween Littlest Sweet Shoppers!!

Remember not to eat too much sweets and candy but do have a fun Halloween. Here is the new Littlest Sweet Shop's accessories collection, exclusive to Komikku. We took miniature Gingerbread houses, men and sweets and turned them into really cute jewellery for you to wear this season.

You can purchase them directly via Komikku in Norwich but it will only be available next week!

New accessories for Winter 2016
Brooch : Rainbow and Chocolate 'Otaku' biscuit. Pin this on your lapel / bag / pocket / etc.. The chocolate biscuit looks so real!
Gingerbread men and Gingerbread house necklaces. Wear them against your fair-isle jumper for extra Christmassy fun
Our Gingerbread house charms come in a few different colours (so choose wisely)
Liquorice and Peppermint Swirl bracelets. Each Peppermint Swirl has been hand-polished to look like the real thing
Cardigan / Collar clips. Wear these cute pinwheels on your collar or cardigan
Christmas Charm Bracelet. Candy cane, Xmas Pudding, Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread house, Gingerbread Snowman charms all handmade in miniature
Charm Bracelet. Rainbow cheesecake, Kumma Bread, Pinwheel, Croissant and Cupcake charm
Chequered Cake charm necklace
Iced Sugar Cookie charm bracelet. Popsicle, Sundae, Sweets and Ice Cream cone charm
Candy Cane phone straps
Milk Carton necklace
(Sailormoon) Luna and Artemis Iced Cookie Keychain.
Totoro Matcha Cookie keychains 
Paopu Fruit (Kingdom Hearts) keychain 
Ice Cream Sundae, Raspberry (blue) Trifle and Parfait keychains
Hair pin sets. So kawaii!
Make sure you stop by at Komikku if you are in Norwich and check out all of our accessories! Everything is made in Norwich (by local Norfolk artist) so you will be supporting local UK businesses. They will make cute and unique Christmas gifts for your sister, mum and friends. Each item is limited stock since they are all handmade / one-of-a-kind so make sure you hurry! 

We are still carving some pumpkins for tonight so see you next time. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more frequent updates.
New Christmas items for this year will debut soon so don't miss it!


Wednesday 14 October 2015

PuppenHaus Update!

Hey Hey Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

I can't believe that the home of Naru, Maya, Akiko and Yuffie is turning 3 this year! And it only took me 3 years to finally install curtains :p

Here are some updates and another overall view of the 1/6 scale dollhouse. Since it's painted with 2 coats of Dulux wood (satin finish) paint, it doesn't look aged at all!

The house is almost 5' tall!

If you are a new Littlest Sweet Shopper, PuppenHaus is the home of Yuffie, Naru, Akiko and Maya. This is their official residence and where I keep the dolls. 5 dolls could probably fit up in the balcony (and probably my limit)
The pink shop scooter is parked in front of the house (with a bunch of pastel balloons) and can you spot the new cats?
We recently adopted Luna and Artemis XD
I rarely show this part of the house - the sun-deck / roof top
This is where I keep the extra chairs, and cafe tables since there isn't any room in the Littlest Sweet Shop diorama. The diorama is currently full of handmade miniatures!!
2nd Floor - Bedroom. I've finally installed blinds using same Tilda material as the vanity stool. Each curtain and blinds had to be hand-sewn because something was wonky with my sewing machine.
Vanity desk and right corner of bedroom
1st Floor. Study and Living room

New curtains! This lace curtain is so quintessentially English
I got some new books from a bunch of re-Ment sets I got recently. I'm going to be pleased when I finally fill it up with books!
Desk Bureau and Ottoman. 

Kitchen and Pantry, Dining room
I made the Home Sweet Home decoration using polymer clay
We have been having spaghetti for 2 months in a row now (lol)

Spaghetti and Meatballs from Littlest Sweet Shop
The best thing about having a dollshouse is being able to peep through the window. Here is what I see:

Peeping through the second floor bay window
Peeping through the ground floor bay window (CAKE!)
Stay around next week for the debut of our accessories collections for Komikku. The Winter collection will include many cute sweets to wear for Christmas ;)