Friday, 31 August 2018

New 'Tiny Little Doughnuts' range for 1:6 AND 1:12 scale!!

Greetings Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

It's a miracle to finally be able to post again after a whole summer of building a new dolls' house and having house guests. At first I wanted this month's post to be an exclusive 1:12 scale feature with 1:12 scale new food and also to premier the new 1:12 scale doll's house. However the doll's house still needs the front yard to be built so it will debut on our website next month instead.

Today's entry is still a special one since I will introduce you to our new Littlest Sweet Shop girl. Her name is Kokomi-chan and unlike the other girls, she's the only one in 1:12 scale! We never had a model for the 1:12 scale miniatures but now we do and I'm glad since I don't really like using my fingers or hands as a scale reference (because I have small hands and fingers).

I started out to create 23 new doughnut varieties in 1:12 scale and ended up creating new branding for the whole doughnut range. My husband got me a printer a year ago and I have been meaning to create more packaging for the miniatures so it will look even more realistic. 'Tiny Little Doughnuts' is our own exclusive brand which also includes take-away boxes and coffee cups to complete your doughnut order.
Our full range of 'Tiny Little Doughnuts'
Kokomi-chan will do the honours of introducing you to the new 1:12 scale range. She's only 14cm tall and can fit on my palm. She's an Azone doll from the Ex-Cute range (in Japanese it means extra cute). I got her for my birthday since I don't really buy many dolls but she's the first one in 1:12 scale that I really liked. Plus I was building a 1:12 scale doll's house so I knew that I had to get a resident for the new home. 
Kokomi-chan with a box of half-dozen doughnuts in 1:12 scale
We have made a total of 23 new doughnuts in 1:12 scale! Of course the designs are also available in 1:6 scale
The 1:12 scale doughnuts also works as a mini doughnut in 1:6 scale. Maya is enjoying a chocolate chip Puffy-O doughnut with coffee. Puffy O-s are light and fluffy baked doughnuts which comes in a mini size from a Japanese bakery called Komugi. 
1:12 scale sized doughnuts work as a mini doughnut in 1:6 scale
Puffy-Os. Light and fluffy doughnuts which are baked, not fried. Available in Strawberry, Chocolate-chip, Chocolate, Plain and Green Tea
1:12 scale doughnuts are really tiny! However we add in a lot of details to make them look yummy. Strawberry glaze and Rainbow ombré doughnuts in 1:12 scale
(Left)Peanut coated chocolate doughnut, Original glazed doughnuts in 1:12 scale
(Right)Rainbow stripes, Jam doughnuts in 1:12 scale
(Left)Chocolate and plain 'Old-fashioned' doughnuts in 1:12 scale
(Right)Birthday cake, 'Feathered' doughnuts in 1:12 scale 
(Left)The Simpsons special, Cookies'n Cream doughnuts in 1:12 scale
(Right)Caramel-filled and Chocolate ring with nuts in 1:12 scale 
(Left)Neapolitan Cruller sandwich and Neapolitan Pon-de-ring doughnuts in 1:12 scale
(Right) Mint chocolate and Double chocolate doughnuts in 1:12 scale
Kokomi-chan is enjoying a lot of yummy doughnuts
You can now order boxes to take-away the doughnuts you ordered. The half-dozen box comes in 2 sizes. The left one can fit normal sized doughnuts and the right one can fit up to 6 old-fashioned style doughnuts (it is a slightly bigger box)
Our boxes are perfectly made to scale with tiny readable fonts
Our 1:6 scale doughnuts have always been a best-seller but now you can even purchase exclusive  take-away boxes for them. We have two types of boxes - a box for half-dozen doughnuts and a box for a dozen doughnuts which also comes with a window. 
Naru will select which doughnuts that you would like to fill up the dozen box
The window is made from clear film
1:6 scale boxes have logos on the side of the boxes as well which are clear and readable
If you are ordering 6 doughnuts instead, we have boxes for that too
The half dozen box is smaller than the dozen box and does not come with a window
Select your doughnuts for takeaway
Remember that we have a huge selection of doughnuts including animal doughnuts and mini doughnuts from the 1:12 scale range
Doughnuts go really well with coffee, doesn't it? Why not complete your doughnut order with some take-away coffee from us? You can order empty paper cups for your cafe diorama or have it filled with realistic looking coffee or tea. You can also have cups with just the lids glued on or removable lids to see what your dolls are drinking. It is only available in 1:6 scale.
Our complete coffee range
The girls will write down your order on the side of the cup. We love the small details
Left to Right: Tea, Coffee with milk, Black Coffee
Sometimes your doll is in a hurry and would only like one doughnut and a coffee. The tiny paper-bag is made to fit a single doughnut. It is also small enough to fit 1:12 scale.
Maya is having a doughnut and coffee to-go!
Also fits 1:12 scale
Bags can be flattened for convenince
Last but not least, we also offer small serving trays for doughnut holes or just to serve 1:12 scale doughnuts.
Serving tray with 3 Chocolate Chip Puffy-Os 
The tray can fit up to 6 1:6 scale doughnut holes or 3 1:12 scale doughnuts
Okay that's all for today. Next month hopefully we are back to release a bunch of new miniatures since I finally have the time to develop them. Halloween is only 2 months away so I may create more new miniature sweets and candy. 

Do join me again next week where I will finally debut the new doll's house and why it took a whole year to complete. 


Tuesday, 24 July 2018

New arrivals for July - An all new food menu 'Carnival Foods'

Hello Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

It's been a while, hasn't it? I came back from holiday in June but I have been busy all summer building the dollhouse I started last September in 2017! We have been blessed with a good summer which means dry and warm weather ideal for wood-working. I have spent hours sanding bits almost everyday outside in the garden since I do not want to do it in my room/studio.

In between waiting for glue/paint to dry (literally), I managed to make some miniatures which is ideal for this hot summer weather. Here is our new collection for the month including an all new category 'Carnival Foods'.
New arrivals July 2018
Carnival Foods include updated cotton candy and snow cones (previously listed in the Ice Cream menu) along with some new miniatures. They are the type of food that you have at theme parks, matsuri (Japanese festival) or fetes. 
Kakigōri (かき氷) is a Japanese shaved ice dessert that is commonly sold in the summertime. Ours is made using a paper cup with graphic which is similar to the original. There can be other toppings and even condensed milk added to this dessert but we kept ours simple which is like the ones commonly sold at the beach in Japan. The shaved ice has been made using our own recipe to make it look like it has tiny crystals all over and topped with a generous amount of syrup. 
Kakigōri (かき氷) by Littlest Sweet Shop
Starts with our own recipe to make 'ice'. Unlike the real one this won't melt!
Strawberry (red) and Lemon (yellow) flavours. We make any flavour that you want!
Rainbow Kakigōri (かき氷)
Since we had some shaved ice to spare, why not make the western version which comes in a dinky cone-shaped paper cup? We made snow cones before but this is the updated version with real paper cup and realistic looking ice.
Littlest Sweet Shop's updated snow cones
It's the perfect size for your 1:6 scale doll. Akiko choose the grape (purple) flavoured snow cone
Has a realistic looking texture and surface like the real icy treat
Candy coated bananas are not only yummy, they also look so cute! We can also make a bespoke holder for your candy coated bananas to display at a fair.
Littlest Sweet Shop's candy coated bananas
They are so cute which is why the girls are so excited to have them
Chocolate coated banana with peanuts
Caramel coated banana
Strawberry milk banana with rainbow sprinkles
Our cotton candy range is now bigger than ever! There are bright colours and there are pastel colours. We even made a rainbow version which has 5 different colours! If your dolls prefer to buy a bag of cotton candy instead to bring back with them, we even have that too!
Cotton candy in bag. Sealed so that the dolls can take it home with them
Bright colours. We can even make this stand for you
Pastel colours
So many different types and flavours, Yuffie and Maya can't decide which one they want
A very special pastel rainbow cotton candy. Matches Maya's fairy kei outfit
There are also some new doughnuts which have been added to the menu. A doughnut is covered in very light pink sugar icing and topped with rainbow sprinkles.
New doughnuts. Light pink with rainbow sprinkles on top
Last but not least, teacups are now available in the Tableware menu. This is the first time that I am using a 3 part mold with resin so it was slightly tricky to get right. These ones are painted but as usual, you can order yours in any colour. 
Hand-painted miniature teacups
That's it for now. The dollhouse is 90% completed so I should be able to get it done before summer is over. I will be so relieved to have finally finish this big project since it isn't easy to do wood-work and polymer clay modelling in the same room. I will definitely be coming back with more new items once the new dollhouse is fully built. This dollhouse that I am currently building also happens to be one of the toughest dollhouses to build. I didn't know this until I met so many problems and tried looking for solutions online. I probably also wasted a lot of time going back to fix mistakes (due to the vague instructions with no guided illustrations) which makes this project even more frustrating! 

Littlest Sweet Shop has also a new doll joining the team. Unlike the previous dolls, she is 1:12 scale which is almost half the size of Maya! I have made so many 1:12 scale items (the most popular miniature scale) in the past but never really had a model to show it off. I usually use my fingers to show how tiny my 1:12 scale works are but I don't really want to since I naturally have quite small fingers - so I guess they don't look as small as they should?

Anyway Kokomi (the new 1:12 doll) will be helping me out next month to display some new miniatures and it will also be her debut so keep visiting this website to know more.


Saturday, 5 May 2018

Commission update: Rainbow-themed miniatures

Greetings Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

This is the most recent commission that was shipped to sunny Hawaii. The order is quite big and will be used for a children's book so I will definitely buy a few copies for my nieces and nephews. I am quite excited to see the final photos in the book because I am sure it will be so colourful and cute.
Client commission with plates and dishes made by Littlest Sweet Shop (pink Blossom colour)
The order consists of various cakes, gingerbread house, cookies, snacks, candy - all in rainbow colours! This is the first Gingerbread House commission and it is made with bespoke rainbow tiles and bright rainbow pole candy throughout. It also had a special rainbow candy 'stained glass' window on the back. The gingerbread house also comes with matching gingerbread man and candy canes. Other details include a pink wafer door and traditional hand-painted decoration icing.
All candy including the red and white peppermint swirl is handmade
Bright rainbow candy canes stuffed into the chimney
Stained glass candy windows. Matching pole candy accents
Rainbow roof candy tiles in 6 colours. Realistic silicone icing.
Rainbow Gingerbread House by Littlest Sweet Shop
All of the other items are various sweet treats with colourful rainbow colours.
Rainbow ice-box cookies
Rainbow chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate coated pretzels with rainbow candy
Deco-cake rolls in 'Sky' and rainbow stripes design
There is even a carousel cake with rainbow candy poles and iced-sugar horse carousel cookies. The cake even comes with a slice of rainbow cake that was cut out! It's one of our best-selling large novelty cakes.
Rainbow carousel candy cake.
Stained glass cookies in 7 different candy colours and 30 pieces of tiny heart candy in various colours
Rainbow pound cake with rainbow sprinkles with 2 slices
Rainbow cupcakes. Rainbow pound cake with rainbow sprinkles on white icing glaze. Cupcakes are made in old sculpt
That's all for now! I'm currently on holiday so hope to come up with some new photos by end of this month.