Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year Resolution

Dear readers,
Nothing new from me but just wanted to put up a post to wish all a Happy New Year!

Have you made your new year resolution? For me, I hope to finish my last exam and have a baby in 2010. Well, it's only a goal but we all need something to work towards, don't we?

May all your wishes come true. ^_^

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Chocolate Fondue for Christmas?

Ok..linking fondue to Christmas may be a little lame. I was just trying to connect to a Christmas theme since I didn't make any gingerbread house, logcakes, christmas cookies and turkeys. ^_^

I miss crafting now that I work even on weekends. I took some time off to have a Toffee Frappuchino at Starbucks (love their Christmas blends!) with my husband, who reminded that I haven't blogged for a long time. He's right. I just hope all my air dry clay don't dry up before I use them.

So what is your favourite item when you have chocolate fondue? For me, sticks of marshmallows! Hence I translated them into mini versions. You can have the ice cream and fruits, just don't fight with me for the marshmallows...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Merry Christmas month!

Hi all! Are you in the Christmas mood yet? Obviously I am! So here is a mini plate of gingerbread man cookies, each face delicately painted.

We had a long weekend in Singapore (though I went back to work on Saturday) :( Nevertheless I rested well, cleared out some clutter at home, sorted out my miniature and supplies, and prepared some new mini food. I felt very productive! I'm also trying to find time to photograph my collection of food miniatures from other artists. Yes, I'm a collector too! So watch out for this space... but seriously, I think The Mini Food Blog is a damn good idea ^_^

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hotdogs Bun Prep Board

It's been two weeks and I didn't update my blog cos I couldn't bear to part with my duck cookies. *sob* They attracted many new followers and I would like to say thank you for being with me!

I don't want to go on and on about having too little time for miniatures.. I'm sure many of you can identify with them. Family, work... it's hard to strike a balance. I've been working late EVERY day... I'm going crazy... I just hope it doesn't eat into my favourite Christmas season!

This week, I'd like to present a Hotdog Bun Preparation Board. Everything handmade by me except ketchup and mustard bottles.

I visited Shanghai over the weekend. It was cold and rainy. This was the ONLY photo I took from my hotel. ;)

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Duck Cookies

I bought a ducky paper puncher many many months ago but have not got the chance to use it. Since I have a little more time now, I managed to make some duck cookies!

Problem with paper punchers is that unless you can dismantle the cutter, you need to use air dry clay and wait for it to dry before you can punch. The layer of clay has to be quite thin. You also need to find a puncher that has a cute shape (hearts and stars are too common) that is small enough for 1:12 scale.

My husband does not appreciate miniatures. Neither can he appreciate why I spend so much time on miniatures. However, he had lots of fun punching out the yellow pieces! I hope you have fun looking at these photos too. Have a good weekend ahead everyone.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

More chocolate cakes...

Made lots of chocolate cakes... I did some experiment along the way and I would like to tell everyone NOT to use nail varnish as it will start cracking and appear gummy within days.

Photos for your viewing pleasure! Weekend is coming... ENJOY!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Just a simple chocolate cake...

I am a person with few words recently. So just a simple post to show a simple chocolate cake...
Hope you like it. ^_^

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bread completed ... nooooo Twinkle!!!

Twinkle, dun mess with my baguette!

"But yum yum... " *giggles* (she likes it so much she is really holding onto it without any blue tack for support!!)
This is the "After" look - are they very different from my previous blog entry? The power of colors! I like my bread this way, not covered by "flour". This entire set will be available at my Etsy shop over this weekend. It's late now and I need to go to bed but I'm really happy that weekend is just round the corner!

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bread in progress...

Exams finally over... last time it would take me days to get over a hard paper. It gets quicker as I grow older. Alternatively, take a needle and start poking into a piece of clay. This is what I get (see picture) and a happier mind. Throw in a favourite TV program and I forgot I just had an exam.

It's been some time since I touched my minis and it is always easier to start with bread making. These are what bread look like before adding any colour. Not so nice huh! Hopefully after the colouring, they would look like the finished croissants. I bought the basket but it can only hold about 3 pieces of bread, 4 without the baguette. The basket is too narrow. I'll have to think of something else.

It's time consuming to texture with needles and pins. I tried sandpaper but it doesn't work. Maybe I should get the roughest grade sandpaper? Any ideas?

It feels really good updating my blog! (sorry that I don't have many nice photos of minis yet!!)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Burger Mood

I'm craving for some cheeseburgers. A burger at Carls Junior costs about US$7, a cheeseburger at MacDonalds costs about US$1.50, a burger at my Etsy Shop costs only US$1! (Listing will be available shortly)

I apologize for not being active this month. I haven't replied much on my blog and Flickr, or had time to send my regards to Snowfern who hurt her hand (Cindy, i hope you read this!). I need to concentrate on my exam but I will be back in mid-October to prepare for the Christmas season. My favourite time of the year!

Still on burgers... this time a fast food set with fries and a mini fried chicken.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Miniature Cup Noodles

I am back from Hong Kong! When people in Asia think of Hong Kong, they normally think of shopping and dining and shopping and dining... but alas! I didn't manage to buy any clothing! Branded goods aside, I think the fashion has somehow changed and I don't have money for branded. ^_^

Poor me! Nevertheless, there is a very small consolation... two instant cup noodles miniatures. These are not that mini but look rather realistic. Hope you like them! (Hmm.. I should have bought that bowl of green bean soup too :(

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ice Water + Vitamin C

Yippee! I'm off to Hong Kong this Friday. Have not been working hard for my shop... partly becos I am changing job and partly becos of my exam preparation. Nevertheless, I'm taking a short break before I start work.

And I promised myself to go to bed before 12.30am today. So just a quick post and presenting my iced water with lemon slices preparation "board". Ok, not a typical prep board I know..
I enjoyed making the lemons and the glass of ice water using epoxy resin. Available at My Etsy.

12.29am! Good night!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Miniature Cereal Part 2 - Koko Krunch

My last post was 25th July! I've been occupied looking for a new job and finally there is a good offer! I realised that I can only make miniatures when I am in a good mood. That's when I'm able to put my love, heart and soul into my creations and hopefully pass this on to miniature lovers who buy my items.

Still into cereals - a bowl of koko krunch this time! They may not look as good as those colourful froot loops (see my earlier post here) but i certainly love the chocolate goodness!

Available soon at my Etsy shop.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sushi II

New addition to my sushi collection. Somehow, sushi easily gets hearts at my Etsy shop but I can only sell one set in a couple of months. Perhaps people prefer Re-ment version but trust me, this is much smaller!

Itadakimasu! ("Let's eat" in Japanese).... er... i mean let your dolls eat

Compare with my first set of sushi blogged here

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Butter choco marble cake

Sometimes I like to go through Flickr to get inspiration for mini food. So one day I came across this:

The most challenging was no doubt the marble cake. Someone please teach me how to do marble technique! How do you get nice patterns, evenly distributed, with just the right dose of chocolate in the right places? While I am satisfied with the way the marble cakes turned out, I think there is room to improve. As for now, come pick a slice for your tea time. ^_^

Still deciding whether to put this on my Etsy shop but I will be listing a couple of new items over this weekend. Do lookout for them!


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Miniature Cereal Part 1 - Froot Loops

Start the day right with Kellogg's Froot Loops! While I don't fancy the sweet taste, looking at them makes me happy. I love colours. Hopefully they brighten up your day too. Available at My Etsy Shop

It's Sunday - just one more day of precious rest before a busy week starts again. I have a workaholic colleague who loves weekdays more than weekends. She often says, "Don't you find weekends so boring? There is nothing to do."

I don't think there will come a day when I have nothing to do. Other than miniatures, I've started to collect scrabble tile pendants. I'll feature them when they arrive. ^_^


Friday, July 3, 2009

Cupcakes... tarts...cupcakes...tarts

Phew! I've had much problem trying to upload images onto blogger. My photos managed to upload to Picasa Web Albums (Google's photo storage) but somehow couldn't show up here.

Anyway this is for those who still have problem. Quoted from yvolow: Upload the usual way. DO NOT click done. Right click on the pic, left click on properties & copy the URL. Do not close the uploaded image window. On ur blog window in edit HTML format, input the following: img src='URL'/

Some commission items - the ever popular fruit tarts and cupcakes. I lost count of the cupcakes I made! The cream is made using my hands and a tweezer. Someone pls get me a piping tool!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Twinkle n Playboy

Before I sleep, just a short post.

Twinkle is really a very mischievous girl!

"Ooooohh... what is this... looks interesting... "

"Hey mommy... i dun like my hair... can u take me for rebonding?"

Gdnight... really sleepy

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Playboy for my dad

A cheeky gift for my father... the magazine is from ebay. I love the Playboy - you can even flip open and see the content page but that's it folks! No other suggestive photos! I have since filled the cup with Milo and made stains on the rims. This is a typical scene of my father during his tea time... ok he doesn't read Playboy at home but I guess he wouldn't mind reading one!

Today is SIMP in Paris... I don't exactly know what it stands for but it is a miniatures fair. I feel so excited for Stephanie (PetitPlat) who is taking part in it. Wish there is one in Singapore too!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

KFC Bucket - finger licking good!

I came across this mini KFC bucket and drink and had to buy it! It's so cute but would have even been better if it were made of plastic instead of cardboard. No chicken in it too!!

So I made some fried chicken to go with it. If you want to make them, use Winton oil colour #44 but be prepared to spend time cutting the clay into very very small pieces to get the fried skin. Hint: do this during advertisement time on TV or when you are really bored ... they can also be used as peanut crush on cakes!

Just sold 2 sets... email me if you are interested.
Limited number of buckets!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Miniature Rose Cake

I've eaten chocolate cakes and fruit cakes but never tried a cake full of roses in real life. In fact, I don't recall seeing rose cakes in bakery shops here. Perhaps only wedding cakes are adorned with roses. So I "baked" one today! I doubt anyone would want to eat so much sugar icing (the roses) if this was real!

Available at my Etsy shop.

Friday, June 5, 2009

More breakfast!

Weekend is here again! So here are some mini breakfast sets to kick-start your weekend. Please pardon my chunk of butter for the croissants - I was told that it looks like a potato! I was so amused but I'll remember to improve my butter next time! Available at my Etsy shop. :)


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Flaky Banana Pastry

I don't know what you call this.. but it's a kind of flaky pastry. Inspired by a Japanese craft book, this is quite a challenge as the flaky texture is hard to simulate. Hence I only did one piece (it's sold but I welcome custom order). Hope you enjoy looking at it!

PS: I'm off for a short holiday! Stress from work has caused my eye to twitch non-stop for the past week but the twitching has miraculously disappeared today.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Some biscuits & marshmallows

When I was busy with my exams, I was also busy blogging and watching Korean drama (20 episodes in 3 days). However, now that exams are over, I didn't accomplish much (2 episodes in 30 days). Don't ask me where all my time went! I do enjoy moments like daydreaming on my train ride to work instead of reading my notes. ^_^

I had a coke bottles giveaway and will be contacting the winner very soon. I would like to give a very warm welcome to new followers on my blog and thank those who comment on my Flickr photos. I feel really happy when you like my miniature food!

I practiced making a box and the first photo shows work-in-progress. I'm beginning to love such work-in-progress pictures and may do a tutorial soon.

The smaller biscuits ended up as vanilla cream sandwiched biscuits in a pink box while the bigger ones ended up as fruit tartlets.

And I learnt how to make MARSHMALLOWS! It is not difficult actually. I enjoyed twisting the clay. Twist it tighter and you can make lollipops.

~Have a great weekend!~