Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I want to improve my cakes!

I'm used to making cakes that are about 1 inch in diameter without using any molds. I would knead the clay into shape so it really looks "handmade" - the edges are not perfect and the cake doesn't look so neat. This time, I used a cutter and the most appropriate size I have is 0.75 inch. Gasp! That's small! However, 0.75 inch is actually a common size for 1:12 scale. You will never get this small with commercial cakes from Thailand.

So there you go. A mini peach and strawberry cake - 0.75 inch diameter. (I borrowed the fingers for this shoot cos my fingers are just too wrinkled *LOL*)

I'm happy with the cake shape this time. The edges are almost perfect thanks to my round cutter. Just that I had in mind the cake I saw at the Japanese bakery shop near my home. It had peaches, strawberries and kiwi but.... as I worked towards the centre, I found that I had no more space for kiwi. Sometimes things don't always go your way.

Nevertheless, it looks fine without the kiwi (if I didn't mention, you wouldn't have known right? ^_^) So this is up for sale at Etsy. Meanwhile, I'll strive to improve my cake making skills!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Buttermilk Pancakes

I'm a rather slow worker when it comes to miniature making so I only update my blog once every two weeks. To everyone who follows my blog, thank you so much for being patient and staying with me.

This week, I present a pancakes prep board. The title 'buttermilk pancakes' is inspired by CafeWorld on Facebook. I'm super lousy at coming up with interesting titles to catch your attention - surely "buttermilk pancakes" sounds better than "Making Pancakes"?

The most difficult part was the shell. With the clay soft and wobbly, it was a challenge keeping the shell thin whilst maintaining the curvature. Nevertheless, making broken eggs is really REALLY FUN! Have a funtastic weekend everyone!