Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Miniature Pink Cake By Candlelight

Every once in a while we all get a craving for cake, and as you might now by now, mine is for the miniature kind most of the time. And since I have been known to prepare pink cherry cake before, I thought I'd give it a little twist this time around.

So I had the delicious pink sugar frosting, the tiny cherries on top, the wooden preparation board, the delicate paper napkin, but still something was missing...And then it hit me, what could go better with this pale pink miniature dessert than the mint color of the jadeite cake stand. To top that off, I completed the picture with a jadeite candle holder - also in mint color. 

Isn't this just the prettiest sight? Miniature cherry cake by candlelight, for some very special, little guests.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dried Raisins Panettone For A Miniature Easter

So Easter is coming up, and we are glad to welcome it with our miniature version of the Italian panettone. 

We've even sliced it up for serving, and prepared some hot tea to go with it. 

Of course we can't take credit for everything on our board - the tin pot is Chrysbon, and it is actually plastic. 

Although I am sure you can't tell judging by the patina we added to it. 

In fact, everything looks ever so real, that a few days after making it I got the urge to pick up the dough and smell it…funny thing - true story though :).

But I am afraid that the smell isn't there, and the feast if for your eyes only - although imagination can take care of everything else.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Swedish Treats For Snowy Days

We're having quite a bit of snow these days in Bucharest, nobody's going anywhere, and I have to say it is pretty nice - with us having had no snow around Christmas. 

And with all this snow coming in, for some reason Sweden popped right back on my radar again. What better way to celebrate schools being closed than with tasty Swedish treats?

This wonderful specialty is called Semla, and it consists of homemade buns (oven baked), filled with almond paste and cream, sprinkled with powdered sugar. It's such a sweet dessert, and even its miniature version is quite mouth watering, if I do say so myself.

I don't know whether we are expecting even more snow, and even if we are I am not worried, I have all the polymer clay I need to carry on with my "obsession" for miniatures, and as long as the internet is working, I'll be sure to share my next tiny projects with you.