Food Miniatures Craft Book – Make Miniature Gateau

I’m pleased to bring you another new Food Miniatures Craft Book review! This book “Making Miniature Gateau” is certainly one of the best ones for 2016! If you’re a fan of making miniature cakes, french desserts and everything sweets, you must not miss out on this one.

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This is a high quality book. Everything that was made in there, was of exceptional high quality, from the texture to the colors. Though in Japanese, the photo step by step instructions were very clear, so everything was easily understood.

Also, the book shows how to make miniature cakes in a slightly larger scale than 1:12 dollhouse scale, but the same techniques apply and you can scale it down appropriately. So I think there is still valuable skills to be learnt from this book.

how to make miniature cakes

I’m going to try to make a couple of it myself, just to showcase how easy it was to follow those instructions. But of course, I think I’ll always change the design a little to suit my own style.

how to make miniature tarts

Really, I can go on about how much value you get in this book, you learn to make so many different cakes and tarts, for the whole list of things, please refer to the actual listing.

how to make miniature cherry tart

Just an example of how clear instructions were!!

I also have another miniature craft book review coming up! 🙂

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Lace Maker Back In Stock!

Hello everyone! I’m pleased to announce that the Lace Maker is now back in stock. It was sold out after a round of overwhelming response. Thank you so much! 🙂

Another new flower mold is also in stock! Introducing the wild desert rose miniature mold. You can make 1/12 scale and larger scale flowers with this!

Wild Desert Rose Miniature Mold

 

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New Product – Fake Ice for Miniature Drinks

Hi everyone! Thank you for your support for the Lace Maker! I’m in the process of getting more of them, so please watch out for re-stocks soon.

Meanwhile I have some other items in, some are restocks and some are new.

Fake ice for miniature drinks are new! These are larger than the ones I currently have. But for a more realistic look, you can have a combination of several sizes of fake ice!

Large Crushed Ice for Miniature Drinks

It’s also been a long while that the dollhouse miniature pound cake pan was out of stock. They are finally back again. 🙂

Dollhouse Miniature Pound Cake Pan

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Clay Paste For Miniature Lace Mold

Introducing the newest product in my shop! I’m excited to introduce a clay paste for especially for miniature lace mold. Simply call it the Lace Maker.

Lace Maker for Miniature Lace Mold

Why the Lace Maker?

I have often received emails from customer asking what is the best way to create lace and doilies from miniature silicone molds easily. Though air dry clay was clearly the best choice back then, I continued testing products to find a way for it to work effortlessly. I have tested quite a few different products, and finally found this that works beautifully.

Compared to other clay paste, this has a sturdier feel (not hard, but strong), which I feel is clearly a winner. If you want a flexible YET sturdy lace, look no further. Other clay paste often turn out flimsy after dried. I also found that it is so easy to peel it off after it is dried thoroughly. See my video link below!

This is a step by step tutorial, and I will show how you can create dollhouse miniature lace beautifully with this product easily!

STEP 1:

Prepare your miniature lace mold. Make sure it is clean, and free of dust. If you find it dusty, you can wash it with water and scrub the ridges gently with your fingertips. I have a clean mold below as an example, ready for use.

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STEP 2:

You will also need an artist palette knife for this task. Here, I have all the 3 items laid out ready. Completed laces are just for show.

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STEP 3:

Open the bottle lid and squeeze just a little of the clay paste onto the artist palette knife. Just a little bit will do! You don’t need a lot. You can always re-apply another layer if you realize there is not enough to cover the mold. Using a little at a time minimizes wastage.

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STEP 4:

Spread out the clay paste onto the silicone lace mold evenly. Ensure that all the ridges are carefully filled with the clay paste. Try to keep all the edges clean. Applying a bit of pressure while you spread it out can help to keep your edges clean.

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STEP 5:

Let the clay paste dry for a few minutes. IF you want to expedite the drying process, you can use a hair dryer to speed things up!

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STEP 6:

To remove the lace from the miniature silicone mold, start by peeling the edges off slowly. Peel slowly. IF it is completely dried, you will be able to peel it off easily and there is no wet clay paste remaining on the mold.

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IF you need more laces, please repeat Step 1.

Additional TIPS:

-Clay Paste dries off as a white opaque color. It is slightly flexible, but has a rather sturdy feel.

-IF you need to make MULTIPLE colored lace, find an air tight container, squeeze some of the clay paste into the container. Add some acrylic color into it. Stir well. Repeat Step 1.

-Clay Paste does NOT only work on all the silicone lace molds, but it will also work on shallow, thin molds such as miniature doily mold , miniature alphabet mold , miniature snowflake mold.  Endless possibilities!!

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Short Video 1:

I made a short video to show you how easy it is to peel off the lace from the silicone mold. I meant it when I say it’s very strong yet flexible when dried!

I hope you enjoy this free tutorial! 🙂

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Fake Sugar for Miniature Clay Food (150g)

The fake sugar has always been a popular item in my shop. Now that it is back in stock, but I’ve also decided to bring in the bigger version of the same fake sugar.

Now, you can purchase 150 grams of fake sugar in a bottle.

And trust me, 150 grams of this is going to last you a very long time!

150 grams of fake sugar

I personally have a similar bottle, much less than 150 grams and I’ve been using it since 2009 maybe…and I’m not even halfway through.

Enjoy crafting lots of miniature sweets with this! 🙂

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Dollhouse Miniature Bread Mold 2016 NEW

I’m pleased to let you know there is a new dollhouse miniature bread mold available now. 🙂

This is the latest silicon mold release.

Make assorted breads in 1:12 scale with it.

Miniature Clay Mold Push Mold for Dollhouse Miniature Assorted Breads

I’ve made some breads to show you what you can do with this mold.

Dollhouse Miniature Assorted Bread Mold

I am thinking of maybe producing a PDF tutorial for the Apple Tea Time Bread since that bread intrigues me the most.

You can get the new bread mold here.

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Look at these dollhouse miniature plates!

I wanted to show you what one of my customers did with the miniature plate molds!

Lauren of Petite Boulangerie purchase a few of the dollhouse miniature silicon plate molds and made all these.

I have asked for her permission to share these photos 🙂 She uses polymer clay to make these plates.

I hope that inspires you to make your own!

Dollhouse Miniature Silicon Plate Molds

Miniature Plate Molds

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Dollhouse Miniature Leaf Vein Mold

I’m excited to introduce this set of 4 dollhouse miniature leaf vein molds. Their sizes are just perfect to make dollhouse miniature 1/12 scale leaf. Although the molds are shaped in the form of various leaf, please do not limit yourself to only making leaves. I’ve made flower petal veins as well as vegetable leaf veins with them as well. Have fun experimenting!

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Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale!

Hi all! I’m pleased to offer a 15% OFF all dollhouse miniature supplies this year for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale! Minimum Purchase Required: US$25

Code: THANKS15

End Date: 30 Nov 2015

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/miniaturepatisserie?section_id=10121439&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7

Black Friday Sale

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New Miniature Molds and Fake Sauces

I’ve uploaded more new molds into my shop! Also, some of the fake sauces which have been out of stock for a while has been restocked!

Fake Kiwi Sauce is best for decorating your desserts and cakes!

Fake Kiwi Sauce

Some new molds are great for making desserts too. Such as this miniature dome dessert mold!

Miniature Dome Dessert Mold

Do check my supplies shop section here for more new releases!

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