Monday, January 26, 2009

Le Petit Patisserie

Here are two photos of a Whitledge-Burgess class that I am taking after the Chicago International in April. The name of the double room box is "Le Petit Patisserie".
The retail shop features a faux marble floor, a large shop window and ample sales counter and wall shelves for the display of the delicacies created in the kitchen. The kitchen features a floor of faux marble tiles inset in a dark stained wood grid as well as a ceiling with heavy beams.
I just love the Country french decorating theme.

This gives me the perfect "excuse" for buying and making more cakes and desserts!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A view inside my bakery

The details are better on this little cake.

I made pink roses and tiny lavender flowers with petal and round cutters.

Here is a view into my bakery from the street.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Little Lulu" was born

What a sweetheart!

"Little Lulu" is the lastest of my creations. I finished her up last night in-between housework, dinner and working on another miniature cake.

She is made from mohair that I hand-dyed rosy pink and spring green.

Her pretty colors remind me of spring. I am in serious need of some warmer weather!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My second wedding cake...just finished!

I chose pink and white for this Valentine's day wedding cake.

This is only my second wedding cake and I still need more practice perfecting the details.

I used to decorate wedding cakes many years ago. I prefer making these tiny ones for my Le Petit Bakery so much more....less mess.

The separator pillars are Dum Dum sucker sticks. Most of the work was done with my tiny round, flower and heart cutters. For the lace, I pressed a piece of lace into the clay. I need to work on that technique more.

Until I make my next cake, this one will go in the front window of my bakery.

Some of my favorite cakes are from Blue Kitty Miniatures on Etsy, Miniatures by Rachel on Etsy, and Kim's Miniatures.

A view into my Le Petit Bakery

The color theme in Le Petit Bakery is pink and chocolate. In this scene there is a baking table by Kim's miniatures.

I added the wedding cake that is in progress. This was my first attempt at a wedding cake and I am getting better as I practice more.

I love all of the little details that Kim added to this baking table. There is even a recipe and spatula in the drawer.

My teddy bear and doll room box

Tiny teddy bears and dolls fill the shelves and toy box in this little girl's room.

Through the window you can see a rose garden in full bloom.

I have added two photos of my children when they were little as well as a tiny seashell that my daughter found for me.

The quilt was scanned and printed on fabric. Then I lined and backed it. It drapes out of the toy box.

This room box incorporates so many of the things that I love, teddy bears, dolls, my children of course, roses, quilts, and pretty things. I guess I need to put a picture of my husband in there somewhere!