Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hackers and cupcakes...

A few minor but annoying events popped up late last week.  Blogger ate all of my blog photos.  Shortly after, gremlins hacked my website's host server making it inaccessible for a while >:^(  No viruses involved, just irritating glitches and people!  I believe in karma...hackers beware >:^)

Fortunately, a special project earlier in the week made it easier to tolerate the above-mentioned nonsense.  A good friend, whose daughter goes to university thousands of miles away (like mine!), wanted to send a food miniature with the usual care package and rang me up.  The request was for strawberry cupcakes, the last thing daughter baked before departing for school.  For a lot of miniaturists, the first thought would probably be, "walk in the park" or "piece of cake".  Not me.  I've never done cupcakes before.  I wasn't terrified of attempting them, just never had the urge to try.  In the end, I really had a great time "baking" the strawberry cupcakes.

Of course, I couldn't stop there, lol, and made these Black Forest cupcakes for the shop.  The icing was piped into heart shapes :)

Looking forward to a great week and hope you all enjoy the same :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

More Laduree...

It's been consistently hot and humid lately, but I try to refrain from complaining due to the more intense problematic weather affecting others.  Still, my clay is literally mushy due to the weather conditions here and it's driving me crazy!!!

Hence, I resorted to practicing my piping.  Fun, but very messy :)  The result was this Laduree cake...

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Tiramisu is absolutely irresistible to me and my daughter (the apple doesn't fall far from the tree).  We went overboard eating it recently, though it was worth every bite!  These mini slices are now available in my shops :)

Snakewood and ebony bowl by Jeff Spera.  Snakewood and Madagascar ebony hollow vessel by Bill Helmer.

Ok, this blog has been a snooze lately and I apologize for it.  I've been on a mission to fill my neglected shops with inventory so I can spend time on projects that have been calling out to me.  Can someone please send me more hours for my day?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Red Velvet Cakes

Another family favorite!  I'm a chip off the dad had a sweet tooth :)

Red Velvet Cakes are now being served here.