Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dollhouse Miniature Peonies and New Leaves

Over the past week, I have been practicing making new dollhouse miniature peonies using a new technique, and slowly I made a bouquet of them.

With these new peonies, I love how busy the petals are. It was what I was aiming for as I went along. 
I want to keep practicing and fine tuning the technique in the coming week, I can't wait to see how they will look like :) 

The leaves are also new. I've made them even thinner. I'll try another color next round.

Flowers and bike is off to a new home. :)

Happy mid week everyone! 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dollhouse Miniature Three Tier Hydrangea Cake

Hello everyone. My latest work for this week is a dollhouse miniature three tier hydrangea cake. Since I started practicing the new technique for making hydrangeas, I've been making them non-stop. I wanted to incorporate them into many different things. It is no surprise that I would end up putting some into miniature food :) I'm very sure I'm not done yet. I'm thinking of smaller cakes, and maybe even with ganache. But maybe with different color themes.

It is also of no surprise, that a hydrangea cake is most time consuming of all the cakes I've made, because for this particular concept, I wanted to line the edges with hydrangeas :)

This is a very soft, muted color tone. The cake buttercream is a very soft light pink. As for the hydrangeas, there are various soft colors of green, mauve, pinks.

There are tons of hydrangea cake inspiration in google images and honestly, a few too many that I want to try out eventually, one at a time :)

This is my first three tier cake of 2017, I can't even believe that myself! Actually I hope to revisit some of the earlier ones I've made, by incorporating new flowers into them. Here are the links to the other three tier cakes I've blogged in the past. 

I hope you love my new work. :) Have a beautiful week everyone! 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dollhouse Miniature Pink and Green Hydrangeas

Hi everyone. I'm feeling better this week. Sleeping earlier and walking tons help. Yesterday I walked over 14K steps. It's been way too hot to jog, so I changed to walking instead. And it helped that I talked to a friend while I walked, and before I knew it, I clocked 14K steps. I didn't feel tired as well, so all is good!

This week, I worked on refining my technique on making miniature hydrangeas and I'm really pleased. I researched a bit on hydrangeas and found that they do change color based on pH level of the soil. That's interesting. I love these pink and green tips hydrangeas

What I'm liking with these new refreshed hydrangeas is definitely how more natural they look. I've also made the petals more thin, and that made them look even more delicate. 

I also changed the stem color to a lighter green, which brings out a totally different feel. With a couple of changes here and there, the whole hydrangea has been transformed.

I'm one who looks to continuously improving myself. And I'm happy with these new hydrangeas.

I'm working on a more ambitious theme with hydrangeas, we'll see how that goes.

One of my favourite pictures, where you can see the color changes. :)

I took this early in the morning and wanted to give it a try, with the sun shine hitting on it.

Even though the shadow is a little distracting, but I'm liking how it looks in this warm sunlight. :)

Have a beautiful Thursday everyone!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Back with some lace cake slices

Hi all! I'm back after a short vacation. I'm not sure why I had such fatigue after I was back. I think it is probably due to the humidity. So I've been resting a fair bit and trying to get back into the swing of things.

It's been a while since I made some cake slices. But I did wanted to show how nice intricate lace cake slices can be as well. New lace molds are available here.

These miniature cake slices are made with air dry clay. And I think there are still many people who fear using air dry clay. With air dry clay, you naturally get realistic cake texture without needing to "poke" or texture it with a needle or sharp tool. Just let them dry naturally and be patient. When it's dried, all you need to do is to cut them out.

I think air dry clay is good for those who are suffering from arthritis or weak joints on your wrists.

This once off cake slices set is also available here. I felt that the intricate lace on the top speaks volumes, and adding anything on the top would have covered its natural beauty. So I have left the top design shine on its own.

Wishing everyone a happy weekend! :)