Hello Littlest Sweet Shoppers!As promised, we now have a new menu called 'Recipes' that will reveal how we make some of our miniature food. Our first new recipe will teach you how to make a cute Valentine's Day tarte. This new tutorial series is in co-operation with a Parisian craft store La petite épicerie. They have everything you need to make kawaii food miniatures and other awesome crafts. They also ship worldwide so you don't have to live in Paris to purchase their wonderful stock.
|Learn how to make Valentine's Day tarte now in the new Recipes menu|
|Make sure you have all of the ingredients that is needed before you start. We only use quality materials from Japan, Europe and America.|
In the Valentine's Day tarte tutorial, I'm using a silicone based whipped cream. This is actually not an easy material to use as it is very stringy and sticky. However I would recommend that you always do some practise piping before you start piping it on the final piece. This will help you get used to it and know how long and how much pressure for each piping. If you are a complete beginner, you can use a matte (fake) whipped cream instead. It has the same consistency and texture as real whipped cream. The only difference is that the silicone whipped cream retains the shine and doesn't shrink too much.
Also note that I usually use alcohol inks instead of acrylic paints to paint fruits and pastry. The reason is because when the alcohol ink dries, it forms a semi-gloss surface and you can apply a very thin layer at a time. This means you do not have to apply additional gloss to seal in the pastels. The ink also dries up quickly so it is less messy.
|Naru carefully removing a freshly baked meringue tart|
Since I am now the ambassador for La petite épicerie, you will also be able to find this tutorial in French and German languages!
I hope you will try the tutorial and have fun at it! Remember to just ask if you are stuck and we will try our best to help you become a miniature Pâtissier.