Saturday, October 10, 2009

Show and Tell Monday ~ 1:12 Scale Dollhouse Miniature Gingerbread House

I was thinking about what miniature art piece I wanted to create this christmas. I had various ideas and I even have something started midway but stopped halfway. Haha.

I have never eaten a gingerbread house before, but I'm sure I saw some in real life which I can't recall how it looks like right now. They are usually darker brown in colour, due to the use of raw sugar, and they are also often decorated with lots of candies and chocolates which the kids love. I wanted to create something a little different, maybe something that appeals to the adults and ladies who have the similar taste as myself.

I imagine one with lots of different types of patisserie. I'm not really a candy person in real life, but I really like pastries, cakes etc. So my idea was to incorporate such into my dollhouse miniature gingerbread house.

When I started my miniature gingerbread house base, I knew I would want a lighter colour base. Flaky, lightly baked crust would be my choice - with powder sugar sprinkled on it too! The door reminds me of my favourite childhood snack - sugar on the top biscuit! The little so-called attic window was made of a donut with partial filled strawberry jam. The windows on the side were made of strawberry jam biscuits.

The roofs were first drenched in chocolate sauce, and followed by profiteroles in assorted flavours. To top if off, I decorated it with fluffy airy white mini meringues.

Tiny bushes by the side, sprinkled with snow and berries really brings out the christmas flavour of this piece.

I'll leave you to your imagination, on where you want to start savoring this piece if this was a real gingerbread house. For me, it's a toss between polishing the profiteroles off one by one, or just the sugar on the top biscuit door!

It's now available at my etsy shop : www.miniaturepatisserie.etsy.com





11 comments:

rosanna said...

It's lovely and much more to my taste than other gingerbread houses. It looks yummy and beautiful Rosanna

Carolee Crafts said...

Your gingerbread house is exquisite, a perfect replica.

Lisa said...

Pei Li

You outdo yourself every Christmas with your breathtaking miniatures. This gingerbread house is no exception, it is awesome.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.typepad.com

gail said...

Hi Pei Li,,, Wow this is just gorgeous! You continue to out do yourself. This is really an amazing piece of art! I cant wait to see whats next:) Have a beautiful week, and happy creating..(()) gail

Patricia said...

I love your gingerbread house, PeiLi. I would like a real size one for Christmas! This may be a project for the grandkids and me. The meringues on the roof are perfect and the trees are just the perfect finish!

Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric,Fragrance and Findings
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Paris Miniatures said...

It is a lovely work :-), and as Rosanna, I prefer it to the traditional style, well done!

Marie said...

Pei Li
The gingerbreadl house is adorable. And it looks delicious, too.
Marie

Carol said...

Oh my gosh, Pei Li, that gingerbread house is absolutely fantastic! I love it.

Carol at Business in THE Bag

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Wow Pei Li. That looks so real! Sweet perfection! Wishing you a lovely week.
Carrie

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

Astonishing; that is all I can say, Pei Li...I looked at the blown up picture and just shook my head in wonderment!

verolacrado said...

such a delight for the eyes, wonderful work !!!!