Saturday 28 May 2016

All new items! Star Icing cake, Battenberg, Iced Gem biscuits, and all new Popsickles

Hello again Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

Here are several new items to enjoy over a cup of tea and new ice cream that is perfect for the upcoming hot season!

More new items for May
Iced gem biscuits were my favourite when I was a young girl. I love crunching the whole thing in one go and mix the meringue-like icing with the crunchy and light biscuit. Littllest Sweet Shop version is available in 5 colours and you can find it as part of our Pick'n Mix selection in the Sweet Boutique menu
Iced gem biscuits by Littlest Sweet Shop
Amazing detail on each biscuit
A lot of detail squeezed into each tiny piece!
Next up, something a bit more cool and icy! You can now find dipped pop-sickles in our Ice Cream menu. How do you know it's been dipped? Well, they have one small bite taken out and you can actually see the layers! We even made the pop-sickle stick from real wood.

2 different shapes available. You can custom what dip and coating you would like
Looks like a real 1/6 scale Magnum ice cream! Yuffie with a Milk Chocolate coated vanilla ice cream pop-sickle with dark chocolate stripes
Magnum shaped pop-sickles with a bite taken out. You can even have additional caramel/strawberry/chocolate sauce inside the vanilla ice cream
Square shaped pop-sickles. All dipped in delicious candy and coating
We have not 1 but 2 cakes to debut today in our Cakes menu.

First we have for you the Battenberg cake. It's very popular here in England and you can even buy mini versions in supermarkets.

Our version is the home-made style with white and pink spongecake sandwiched together with marmalade and covered in white marzipan
Battenberg cake
I call this masterpiece the Star Icing Ombré Cake in True Green colours. Inside is ombré cake with pink frosting. As you can see each star peak has to be individually modelled so it took almost 4 days to complete!
True Green Star Icing Ombré Cake
True Green Star Icing Ombré Cake with 1 slice
Pink icing inside.
Last but not least, we have some ice cream bites also new to our Ice Cream menu. They are mini in size and we have made some with vanilla ice cream inside.

Each mini bites is coated in a thin and crisp candy shell.
Mint and Strawberry ice cream bites. Also available with additional chocolate stripes.
Yuffie with her favourite pop-sickle - White chocolate 'Magnum' with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce inside  
Hope you like the new arrivals! We worked very hard making them >-<

Anyway join us again next week as we bring you another review of some very kawaii Japanese sweets.


Friday 13 May 2016

Let's go for a picnic with some new items - S'mores, Turkish Delight and Rainbow Belts

Hello again Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

It was such a pretty day so we decided to have a picnic. Akiko also had the brilliant idea of taking some of the new items along with us so we can take photos for the menu!
Akiko with her picnic in the bright sunny day
All of the new miniature food is listed in the 'Sweets Boutique' menu. First one is an English favourite (even though it might not originate from Britain) - the Turkish Delight.

These chunky rose-water sweets are red but coated in fine icing powder. They are now available as part of our Pick'n Mix selection.
Chunks of Rose-water Turkish Delight 
Another new candy/confectionery is also a British favourite found in retro Tuck Shops. Rainbow Belts are long strips of gummy sweets in rainbow colours and coated in sugar. It is also a wonderful new addition to our Pick'n Mix range.
Rainbow Belts in a basket
We now have S'mores in our Sweets Boutique menu! I had trouble categorising this one but we don't have a 'Camping Food' menu so I thought it was best to list it with the other Littlest Sweet Shop candy since marshmallow and chocolate make up the biggest part of a S'more.

If you are not from America, you might wonder what is a S'more? It's short for "Some more" as in "GIVE ME SOME MORE!" because it's just irresistibly good.

Littlest Sweet Shop S'mores are made the traditional way using Graham crackers, toasted marshmallow and our own chocolate. It is a popular camping snack since people can toast the marshmallow over a camp fire and use that as the ingredient.

The marshmallow gets super soft and hot thus melting part of the chocolate. We even offer other candy flavours like Strawberry milk or White chocolate as well.
S'mores is the perfect snack during picnics and camping
The gooey hot marshmallow heats up part of the chocolate bar. Graham crackers are crispy and slightly tasteless so it will balance out all of that sugar.
Realistic Graham crackers, toasted marshmallow and our own chocolate makes the best S'mores
As usual, we guarantee that all of our miniatures are scaled down perfectly for your dolls. This ensures you get a good quality miniature with so much detail and realism that can make you hungry!
We strive to make our miniatures the perfect size for your doll
Last but not least we have updated our Rainbow cupcakes in the Cupcakes menu.
Each band of rainbow is secured on the cupcake with a thick white frosting resembling clouds. So much colour in one cupcake alone!
Rainbows and fluffy clouds
Our most colourful cupcake design
Before saying good-bye, I'd like to show you some photos from The Most Kawaii Event of the Year in London last weekend. My picture is a bit dodgy because my brother who took it is a medical student so he's not very good with the camera. The event was also indoors with spotlights on the stage so I guess lighting wasn't great either. We all had fun though and would love to meet more Littlest Sweet Shoppers in the future.

Me and the Littlest Sweet Shop accessories collection.
My brother helped me out on that evening.
Maya also came along and attracted many shoppers.
Akiko working hard to promote all of our various products.
Currently I'm working on some new and exciting miniatures as well as a tutorial for Sculpey so make sure you visit Littlest Sweet Shop again next time!


Monday 2 May 2016

Commission update(s) and our new Littlest Sweet Shop online store is now open!

Hey Hey Littlest Sweet Shoppers 

Time for another commission update. A Littlest Sweet Shopper from Australia has commissioned me to make 4 charm bracelets and several extra lollipop charms. There are 7 charms in total for each bracelet which includes heart sandwich biscuit, lollipop, layer cake, animal doughnut, macaron, pop-sickle and Swiss-roll.

Since every single charm is bespoke and made-to-order, the charm-bracelets are definitely unique and one-of-a-kind. You will never find this on the high-street. 
'Purple' set with Bear animal doughnut
Patched ear cat on 'Green' set

'Green set'
Heart cookie and lollipop detail. The smallest charms on this set
'Orange' set
'Pink' set with bunny animal doughnut
Each lollipop, cream filling and cake icing come in a different flavour 
Macaron, pop-sickle and Swiss-roll charms
Around Christmas time I was also commissioned to make 3 charm-bracelets for an English Littlest Sweet Shopper but I didn't manage to take any photos since winter is a bad time for photography light. I hope some pictures taken on my phone can show you roughly how the charms look. 

If you are loving the look of these irresistible charm-bracelets, make sure you visit our Etsy store which sells all the exclusive Littlest Sweet Shop accessories. We have earrings, necklaces, rings, hair-pins, key-chains and more!! We only use the most delicious miniatures for our accessories line and you can even request a custom item of your own. 

Littlest Sweet Shop heart macaron earrings in sweet pastel colours
Remember, we will be in London for The most Kawaii Event of the Year and displaying all of our Littlest Sweet Shop accessories. Make sure you don't miss out if you are in the city this Saturday evening. Please come and say hi to us :D

That's all for now. Come back next week with a full report and photos from the event.