Friday, May 31, 2013

How It All Started

It all started with a gift. Not just any gift. What else could it have been if not a miniature gift for my best friend?

The thing is I had always been fascinated with miniatures, and since I shared this fascination with my friend, I thought, why not try my hand at these miniatures wonders. What if I could do them myself? Could it be possible?

Then came a time for study, a time for sleepless nights (and not on account of my 8 month baby, if you catch my drift). There were countless trials and errors, do overs and tutorials until I was able to stand by my very first French baguette, and find it had no flaws. 

There were hard times, but ultimately they were fun times, cause I had finally found something I absolutely loved to do. Loved it so much so, that I went from a French baguette to salty pretzels, to Christmas cake, cupcakes, salami, eggs, muffins, English Christmas pudding and even toffee apples. 

I added a small box I furbished myself, a table and a shelf to put it all on, put some cute wallpaper inside, added a multicolor cloth bunting I had also made myself, and before I knew it is was Christmas day! My first miniature gift box was ready to be given away, and my passion for miniatures was bigger than ever.

Now for the questions:

What was the gift? As you might have guessed (from the pictures) it was a wood box, full of all the food my friend liked.

Did she like it? She LOVED it!

Who is the friend? Well, she's the other half of our newly founded little business, 2smartminiatures. What did you think we chose the name by accident? :-)

Too smart for their own good, 2smartminiatures take the tiny dollhouse world by surprise! Or so we've planned to do...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Miniature Cherry Cake Selection

Miniature desserts are on the menu today, and this pretty cherry frosting cake is what we want to serve you with. 

Take a peak to see the three layers of confiture that provide its sweet, sour flavor. The texture looks so yummy that you could almost eat it on the spot. It's just too bad it's only polymer clay, and o so small. ☺
The sugar frosting on the outside is light pink, topped off with a drop of white cream and a cherry - less is more, right?

This adorable cake is set on a super fine ceramic plate, in a beautiful green color that offers such a nice contrast with the dessert. For an extra touch of elegance we have set it all on a delicate vinyl napkin.

Next up, we have the cherry cake selection plate. 

Take the finest powdered sugar, the smallest cherries you can find, some sweet cream filling and dough, and you get the most wonderful, miniature cherry cake there is. And as you might have guessed, this is the dollhouse dessert we have prepared for you today. We have set four tiny pieces of cake on a lovely, super fine ceramic plate. It's the perfect serving portion, although delicious as it looks, your dollhouse guests may ask for seconds. 

The selection contains four different types of cherry cake, each made using their own recipe, making them totally unique. The cherries themselves are a work of art, so small and yet so realistic, ripped to perfection, although made of polymer clay. The great inside texture of the cake offers a clear view of the tasty fruit bits, while whole cherries provide the decorations. 

The cake does not lack sweet cream filling, and you will see that we have been quite generous with it, both on the inside and outside. 

All four pieces have been powdered with fine sugar, and are ready to be served - to any dollhouse miniature party anyway :-).