Saturday 17 January 2015

New Arrivals - MOAR Animal Doughnuts, Valentine's Day cakes, Mandarin Oranges and Corn Dogs. Also - Kawaii Box Giveaway Winner Announcement

Hello Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

Since the animal doughnuts were best sellers, I decided to make new variants! I wanted to use new colours like blue and purple and include some popular characters (and turn them into yummy doughnuts). Each fluffy doughnut base is covered all over with sugar icing. Looks glossy and sweet!

The new line-up can be found in the 'Bakery' menu:

'Penguin' Doubutsu Doonatsu
'Owl' Doubutsu Doonatsu
'Hello Kitty' Doubutsu Doonatsu
'Pikachu' Doubutsu Doonatsu
Dark Pink 'Cat' version, Pink 'Bunny' version, and Pikachu Doubutsu Doonatsu
Our last new animal doughnut is the Japanese mascot - My Melody. My Melody is the Sanrio character that I love the most and it's her 40th Anniversary this year so I'm planning to model more items in her honour. I can't believe she is 40 years old! My favourite memories of childhood includes trips to Jusco (a Japanese shopping department) for My Melody stuff.

Valentine's Day is less than a month away so be sure to check out our 'Seasonal' menu for our V-Day themed products. I'm just adding a few new items for this year and here they are:

Heart-shaped cakes and macarons. Chocolate fondant heart cake with light pink icing

Remember these sweets?

Love Hearts Candy

These cakes can be made to resemble any Love Hearts sweets ^_^
The thick fondant sugar will be pastel coloured and written with red clear icing.

Have your own Valentine's Day slogans on our heart cakes - just like Love Hearts sweets!
Pastel heart shaped macarons

The 'Brunch' menu has also been updated with a new arrival - Corn Dog. I love corn dogs even though it's not really available here in England. I actually make my own corn dogs with real cornmeal and traditional English sausages XD

Still tasted great! It's actually better than pretzel dogs (another food item I love)! Dolls should be able to enjoy this tasty snack as well so here they are. The ones in our shop are drizzled with some ketchup but you can also have mustard if you wish.  

Chinese New Year is coming up so I'd like to wish you Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Piku-chan with some mandarin oranges and fortune cookies. Courtesy of rounezu
In case you didn't know, 2015 is the year of the Sheep - that's why she's dressed like a cute sheep :D

We also received a case of fresh juicy and sweet mandarin oranges. The fortune cookies and oranges are available in the 'Seasonal' menu.

Before I say good-bye, I'd like to announce the winner of the 'Kawaii Box' giveaway. The lucky Littlest Sweet Shopper is:

Olga Voinova

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy your Kawaii Box which is currently on its way to you. For the rest of you who entered, please do not be upset. I will be holding our first giveaway via Facebook when we reach 1000 FANS! It will be a set of Littlest Sweet Shop Food (OMG!)

Bye and be sure to come back next week! 

Thursday 8 January 2015

New items - sliced bread and a new deli menu

Hello Littlest Sweet Shoppers! Let's start 2015 with a brand new menu - Delicatessen

I can't believe that I made so many new things over the New Year holidays (when outside is dark, cold and gloomy - you can be super productive indoors) but I can only add a few to the shop one blog post at a time. Winter is the worst weather for photography since we get only a few hours of daylight and I already use half of that daylight hours to do house chores and cooking. By midday I'm serving lunch so I only have literally an hour to snap as many photos as I can XD
Anyway, back to the news of our new menu. Yes, we now have a deli section that will be filled with different types of cheeses, cured meats and sandwiches!

For now, the new cheese line will debut first. You can order just a slice or a whole cheese wheel for your dolls. These also come in 1:12 scale so you can stock-up a doll-house deli.
Various cheese handmade by Littlest Sweet Shop. Have it with wine and a crispy slice of ciabatta
Red Leicester wheel with one slice
Brie wheel

Swiss Cheese 
Edam with a thin layer of wax on the outside
Mature stilton with blue veins and 'crust' detailing 
Classic cheddar (also my all time favourite)

We also made new items to serve with the cheese. They are all in the Bakery menu and sold in slices.

Ciabatta slices. Traditional Italian bread with large holes in the middle made with olive oil

White sliced bread. Recommended to be used in breakfast settings (obviously)
Sliced baguette. Arrange them into the bread basket for any dinner setting!
Last but not least, here is something for Chinese New Year. In the west it is common to get these with Chinese take-outs all year round but our fortune cookies are listed in the Seasonal menu. I will eventually make a few more Chinese New Year items because it's just so much fun ^_^ 
All fortune cookies come with a paper fortune stuck in each one of them (each with a special fortune)
1:6 scale fortune cookies size comparison

There are almost 500 Facebook Littlest Sweet Shoppers (yeay!) so make sure you are also a fan since it is the only way to get exclusive sneak peak on new items that just came out of our kitchen.

I will be back again next week with more new items! This is an exciting start to a great new year ;)