Thursday 30 June 2016

Commission update. Plus, new sets now available at Tiny Frock Shop!

Good evening Littlest Sweet Shoppers

We made the cutest 1:3 scale doughnuts for a Littlest Sweet Shopper in Belgium. The pink ones are inspired by Homer Simpson's favourite doughnut. The Chocolate and peanuts is my own all time favourite doughnut!
1:3 Scale doughnuts
I would also like to remind all Littlest Sweet Shoppers that our exclusive sets are now available at Tiny Frock Shop (based in America).
All of the sets are bespoke (one-of-a-kind!) and exclusive to this retailer. But hurry because we sold out 7 out of the 9 sets within just 2 days!!! Click the banner above for more information.

Tiny Frock Shop owner even did a video on ALL of the items in our new sets! She shows viewers how detailed every piece is so make sure you give it a thumbs up to encourage more videos like these.
We will debut so many new miniatures for July very soon including new ice cream, waffle cones, tons of Japanese snacks, and more!! Make sure you visit us often and remember to follow us on social media to get the latest news first!


Monday 20 June 2016

New June arrivals!! Deco roll cakes, fruit popsickles and Rilakkuma pastries!

Hey Hey Littlest Sweet Shoppers!
We have tons of new arrivals in our shop today so let's get started immediately! 
June new arrivals
First we have some new fruit popsicles, or ice lollies (the term we use here in England) in the Ice Cream menu. It comes in all colours of the rainbow and we can even package it for you in clear plastic.
Our own fruit popsicles
Next we have something new called Deco roll cake. It is a Japanese cake which is basically decorated Swiss roll making them extra cute. Like all Swiss roll cakes, it is made from light and fluffy sponge cake with fresh cream. The only difference is that the cake itself is decorated in all sorts of patterns and decoration. We even offer custard, chocolate or strawberry milk filling.

You can even order your own design from our Cakes menu
Deco Roll Cakes. Small sized decorated Swiss Roll cake
Stripey deco rolls. L-R (Strawberry, pastel, Green tea)
'Sky' deco roll. 5 cute rainbows on each roll
'Rainbow' deco roll cake
'Giraffe' and 'Neon Leopard Print' deco roll cakes
Close up on our Pastel stripe deco roll. Light and fluffy sponge with a delicious light cream center.
A selection of Littlest Sweet Shop deco rolls
Order yours with custard or even chocolate filling. Also comes with fresh cream and milk strawberry filling
Our next new arrival can be found in the Bakery menu.

They are called Rilakkuma Tomodachi Pastries. It comes in 3 designs so you can order Rilakkuma or Korilakkuma or even Kiiroitori.

Each puff pastry has been generously frosted with milk chocolate for Rilakkuma, white chocolate for Korilakkuma and lemon custard for Kiiroitori.
 Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori pastries
Fluffy layered pastry up-close
Each pastry is suitable for a single serving. Choose your favourite character or get all 3 for all of your tomodachi (friends)
Another new item in the Bakery menu is Filled Danish Pastry Puffs. Each Danish pastry is filled with your choice of vanilla cream, chocolate custard or strawberry cream. Delicate, crisp, light and fluffy pastry cases filled with delicious sweet cream - YUMMY! Perfect for tea.
Filled Danish Pastry Puffs, perfect for tea time
Our last new item for today is Mermaid Seashell Candy which is part of our Pick'n Mix selection in the Sweets Boutique. Each piece is sparkly and comes in 4 different designs. Perfect type of sweets to have when you are on your summer holidays or when you are having a Mermaid theme party.
Mermaid Seashell Candy
Last but not least we have 2 updates in our menu. First we have a 3 layered Victorian Cake from the Cakes menu. This one has 3 layers of chocolate cake and pink frosting. We decorated the cake with a single pearl rose for simplicity. 
3 Layer Victorian Cake with chocolate sponge and pink frosting
The churros in our Brunch menu has also been given an update. They are smaller this time and comes in 2 shapes. Churros aren't complete without chocolate so you can even order yours already dipped in some lush chocolate. 
Churros from Littlest Sweet Shop
Long churro broken into 2 and dipped with chocolate on each end
That's all for now. We are in the process of developing new miniatures involving our own range of plastic packaging and containers! You do not want to miss that so make sure you follow us on any of the social media platforms and please leave a comment to encourage us to make more yummy things!


Monday 6 June 2016

Japan Candy Box Review and Giveaway


Happy Monday Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

Today we are doing a review on a subscription service called Japan Candy Box in the Littlest Sweet Shop.

Japan Candy Box is a monthly subscription that you can subscribe to from anywhere in the world. Each box includes 10 various Japanese sweets and snacks, some even only exclusive to Japan!

We had a Japanese family living next door when I was growing up so Japanese food, snacks (and even culture) was always something I am familiar with. However now that I'm living in a remote English countryside, it is practically impossible to buy any Japanese food.

Since Japan Candy Box includes free delivery to your doorsteps - including remote English rural areas - almost anyone can experience the joy of kawaii food. The best part? Every month you get a different mix of items so you can experience a whole load of Japanese sweets and snacks.

I received my box for March 2016, and please note, unlike all the miniature food from Littlest Sweet Shop - THESE ARE REAL and for human consumption. I was so delighted to receive the box so quickly since it took only 2 weeks to arrive.

So what did they include in the March box?
Japan Candy Box March 2016 edition
  1. Kabaya Karipori Candy Sticks
  2. Fujiya Milky Peko X Sanrio Chocolates
  3. Kracie Sea Animals DIY Gummy Kit
  4. Bourbon Petit Grilled Pizza Rice Crackers
  5. Calbee Sapporo Potato Vegetables Snacks
  6. Meiji Mushroom Mountain Chocolate Cookies
  7. Meiji Mini Grape Gummies
  8. Coris Cola & Soda Soft Candy
  9. Hi-Chew Chewy Candy - Cola flavour
  10. Kasugai 100% Fruit Juice Gummies

Kabaya Karipori Candy Sticks

There are two flavours in this box, grape soda and Cola (Or Koo-ra as they say in Japanese)
Each 2 sticks are individually wrapped since they are essentially popping candy so you don't want moisture to ruin it.
I've never had candy in this form before but it was pleasantly flavoured, especially the Cola and if you chew on it you get the 'popping candy' effect. If you don't chew on it, you can also take a small piece in your mouth to savour the flavours and enjoy the fizziness.

Fujiya Milky Peko X Sanrio Chocolates
Kawaii Sanrio characters moulded chocolate
If you follow me on Flickr, you can see most of my shopping purchases including toys, fashion (Japanese clothes) and candy. I am a HUGE fan of Milky sweets and they always seem to do some collaboration with My Melody or Sanrio.
I was so happy that they included a Milky candy that I have never had before. As a bonus, it was moulded into kawaii Sanrio characters!
The confectionery consists of strawberry and milk chocolate. Even my husband said the packaging is cute (and he's not into cute things) and the sweets tasted really nice, unlike that sickly sweet chocolate you get here in the UK.

My favourite was of course the one that was shaped like My Melody.

Kracie Sea Animals DIY Gummy Kit
I made all of that gummies!
This is my second Kracie DIY candy product plus I also have another 2 kits stashed away (I will do a review on that very soon!). My surprise with Kracie kits is that I never knew something gimmicky could actually taste really nice.
With this kit it took less then 30 minutes to produce 2 sets of gummy candy (dolphin, fish, star-fish etc.) and comes with a small place mat for you to display the sweets.
Since this is a candy kit, you let your creativity go wild during the first stage which is mixing up the 3 coloured powder into the mold. The more you mix, the more colourful and rainbow-like your gummies will turn out!
Like all Kracie sweets, it tasted really good especially when you get a ramune (soda), grape and strawberry flavours mixed up in each gummy.

Bourbon Petit Grilled Pizza Rice Crackers
Open up the pizza box to reveal - pizza flavoured rice snacks!
I have to say that this is my favourite item in the whole box. As the founding person of Littlest Sweet Shop, naturally I have a sweet tooth. But this snack was so delicious, I wished I had a huge pack of it! The rice crackers was light and the tomato and cheese flavour was so nice, and not salty. At first I wanted to share some with my husband, but it was too good that I almost scoffed the whole thing in one go! WARNING - Extremely more-ish!

Calbee Sapporo Potato Vegetables Snacks

Calbee in the UK is known to produce healthy snacking alternatives to crisps. This crispy Calbee snack is also a healthy option as it is a very light snack and contains vegetables. The potato base of the snack is very tasty even though it's not heavily laden with salt. The shape reminds me of the prawn cracker snacks I had growing up, but healther and less salty.

Meiji Mushroom Mountain Chocolate Cookies

This mushroom is basically made up from a crispy biscuit base for the mushroom 'stalk' and the top is made from signature Meiji chocolate confectionery. Meiji's chocolate is never too sweet and goes really well with the crispy biscuit. I would say the ratio of chocolate to biscuit is perfect as well. I love the 'kinoko' shape which makes a this type of Japanese snacks really cute and fun to eat

Meiji Mini Grape Gummies

These mini grape gummies have one of the best grape flavours I've ever tasted! The outer coating is crispy and inside is super juicy and yummy. Took no time scoffing the whole pack. My husband thought it was chewing gum at first as we have never come across a gummy sweet with a crispy shell.

Coris Cola & Soda Soft Candy

This long piece of candy or taffy has two layers, the outer is cola flavour with a soda flavour in the core. Extremely yummy when eaten together but since it's quite a long piece, it will take you a while to get through the whole thing!

 Hi-Chew Chewy Candy - Cola flavour

My husband doesn't eat as much candy as I do but he sure did like this one. He said the texture was softer than normal taffy and the flavour goes a long way. Each piece is individually wrapped and has a little story written in Hiragana Japanese writing. My Japanese is probably the same level as a 5 year old Japanese person so I love all this little details on the packaging to help me learn.

Kasugai 100% Fruit Juice Gummies

In my box I received the apple variant and was surprised that it wasn't too tart/sour. I'm not usually a fan of apple flavoured sweets but this one has a pleasant taste and since it's made from 100% fruit juice, I guess it's also part of your daily fruit diet? Lol
They are quite soft and almost melts in your mouth.

Fancy winning a box of Japanese Candy for yourself? Enter here! (open to all Littlest Sweet Shoppers worldwide). You can also subscribe to Japan Candy Box directly by visiting their website at

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That's all for now. I'm quite busy doing a tutorial for Sculpey for this month so make sure you stick around so you can also learn how we make miniatures at Littlest Sweet Shop