Sunday, October 12, 2008

Show and Tell Monday ~ 1:12 Stick Cake Miniature Display

Black is a colour I often refrain from using in my work. It's just not a color I automatically think of to paint anything. But this time round, I wanted to try something different from the usual pastels. So my cake display shelf is painted in black. I like the different effect it gives.

Stick cakes are still unknown locally, but in Japan and Hong Kong, this is pretty popular. I've not eaten them personally, but I've heard that they don't taste different from other cakes. I think it must have been originated from Japan. If I recall correctly, I read that they made it thin, so that people could just buy and eat while walking, unlike for regular cake slices, you need to sit down to eat it.

When it comes to 1:12 miniatures, stick cakes are pretty time consuming to make. They are small in width, but attention and detail has to be given nevertheless. They needed to be added on layer by layer, and more work is especially done for blueberry, framboise & mango cake. This time, gold flakes were also used on them. Each piece of stick cake is approximately 3mm in width, and 1.2cm in length.

It's a bit hard to put into perspective how big the cakes are in reality, so I shall remember to do a coin comparison with the stick cakes next time.

I had some leftover materials from making the black display shelf, and so I decided to make another beige one. The beige shelf has been given to my friend.

This piece measures 5.5cm (height) x 9cm (width).







25 comments:

  1. Hi Pei Li,,, how are you doing? I hope your having a great week. I love what you have done. These are just beautiful. I am always in awe of your talent and the beautiful work you do. I also like the black cabinet. Just beautiful... (())gail

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  2. Now it is getting totally amazing! Tell me...you are a teeny tiny person, right?!!! :-)
    I love the black...picture it in a teeny tiny bakery...with a teeny tiny baker!!!
    Susan *dutchrose*

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  3. Pei Li.....those are wonderful....I love the black display!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  4. Pei Li.....those are wonderful....I love the black display!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  5. Hi Pei Li! I love the stick cakes you made; sure could use one about now with a cup of tea. Your doilies are to die for! Love them!
    Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

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  6. YUM YUM!

    Hi Pei Li.
    They look terrific. I also loved your cupcakes from your prvious post. As always, your work is amazing.
    marie

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  7. Pei Li, This is over the top amazing. I admire your talent so much. I could NEVER make anything that small. OMG!! Just beautiful.

    Cath

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  8. Wow, Pei Li. Those stick cakes are amazing. Wouldn't they be lovely in my miniature English Tea Shoppe! One of these days, when I'm ready to furnish, I think I'll need some stick cakes.

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  9. Pei Li

    I really like the black, it's very elegant. Those stick cakes look yummy enough to eat.

    Lisa
    www.palepinkandroses.com
    www.palepinkandroses.typepad.com

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  10. Just incredible. Amazing as always. I like the different looks with the black and the white shelves. I've never heard of stick cakes but they look lovely.
    Jennifer

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  11. Lovely as always, you are very talented.

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  12. Incredible Pie Li! I like the black. Reminds me of something old fashioned and simple. Happy thougts.
    Hugs and have a great week.
    Shell

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  13. OMGosh Pei Li, this is adorable! Love it! Your work is amazing!

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  14. You are amazing. The black shows all your wares off quite well. I like it. Pei Li, it's going to be all your fault that I end up building a doll house!
    That little shopping bag with the rose-wow!

    Pat

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  15. OH MY!!! I don't know what to say!!! WOW!!!
    Inka

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  16. oooh I think the black makes the cakes pop ! Fabulous job as usual.


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  17. Hi Pei Li, Your slide show is great!!!! Love your stick cakes....only they make me hungry. The black cabinet makes all the colors look very rich!!

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  18. I am always amazed at all the details in your work. These are just beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Shannon

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  19. wow...looks yummy enough to eat!

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  20. Pei Li your black display case is magnificent! It looks just like an antique that might be found in a Paris boulangerie......and the cakes are exquisite. That raspberry is to die for! xoxo Andie

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  21. Hi Pei Li,

    You always blow me away with your creations. Wow! Love it. I don't know how you do it,but you have a incredible talent. I look forward to everything you create.
    Thanks for sharing!
    xxoo
    Janet
    Janet's Creative Pillows

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  22. Hi Pei Li,
    I love the black! It looks great, so new and different. Your work as always is amazing!
    Carrie

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  23. I think that is really nice. The old bakery look to it. That is a fun change. Black is the new black. LOL Nice as always . Lilli

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  24. x.x wonderful 'A' this is my first time on your blog ad i immediately read everything :3 can i know what airdry clay you used? grace ?

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  25. Hi there,

    Thanks for visiting. Yes it's grace clay.

    Pei Li

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