Friday, 19 August 2016

New arrivals - Wedding cake, Whoopie Pies, Iced soda beverage and more!!

Greetings Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

I've been working really hard these past few weeks to come up with a lot of new miniatures. These are just half of it but I will try to list them all up in the shop ASAP!!
Mid-August new arrivals
I have been neglecting the Wedding menu so I dedicated a whole week to complete this wedding cake. Plenty of hours (and patience) was crucial in making over 200 super tiny petals for the small peony flowers. The whole cake (including the flower on top) is only 45mm tall so it should also be applicable in 1:12 scale. 

The lace trim is all gold and the peonies are hand-made in pink and peach colours. We gave our Instagram followers a video preview of the cake and received more than 50,000 views! 
Peony wedding cake
Peony flower detail. Gold lace trim

Whoopie Pies are small cakes with cream sandwiched inside. I used to make this all the time since I was too lazy to bake for just the two of us so I wanted to make something easy. I chilled the milk before whipping it to achieve a very delicious cool cream. 

Miniature version comes in 3 different flavours and customised orders are always welcomed. Available now in the Cakes menu.
Red Velvet, Vanilla and chocolate, Chocolate and mint Whoopie Pies
Mini cakes with cream sandwiches
Moving on, we have updated the Bakery menu with some filled doughnuts.
Jam, chocolate and custard filled doughnuts. Dusted in powdered sugar
Hazelnut chocolate, Strawberry milk and 'Feathered' doughnuts
We have a new beverage on our menu with our own Littlest Sweet Shop handmade take-away cup! I used vacuum forming technology to shape the cup and lid. It has absolutely perfect transparency just like the real cup.

This Blue Hawaiian drink comes with the straw and even ice. Deliciously icy and cool! Find it in our Beverages menu.
Littlest Sweet Shop's Blue Hawaiian. Comes with cup, lid, straw and ice
This is what we Brits call a 'tea biscuit' which is a very common biscuit served with tea. They are thin, light and crispy but not tiny so your dolls can dunk it into the tea. You can buy them from our Cookie Shop
Popular afternoon tea biscuit in England. Ours with the 'LSS' logo
We just listed 2 types of new bread in the Bakery menu. The first one is a savoury favourite that can be eaten at any day making it the perfect snack! The Pretzel Dog is literally a hot dog wrapped in pretzel dough and baked until crispy in the outside. We recommend serving them piping hot.
Pretzel Dogs
The last new item in the Bakery is Sugar Twists. Soft bread twists baked until golden and coated in sugar.  

Sugar Twists
Don't forget to enter our Miniature give-away by tonight on Instagram and Facebook. We have never done a Littlest Sweet Shop give-away before so don't miss this opportunity! Quick, ends tomorrow!

Bye!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Kracie Popin' Cookin' Cake Making Kit たのしいケーキやさん (edible!) Review

Good day Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

Today I'm reviewing a Japanese product from Kracie. This set is part of their Popin' Cookin' DIY kit which contains everything you need to produce your own decorated sweets using your own imagination. You can also read my reviews on other Popin' Cookin' products here http://www.littlestsweetshop.com/2015/08/japan-candy-box-review-and-giveaway.html and here http://www.littlestsweetshop.com/2016/06/japan-candy-box-review-and-giveaway.html

I got this from an international supermarket when I was on holiday in Asia but you should be able to find it at most Japanese speciality stores. They have a wide range of products so you would be able to spot it easily in the candy / confectionery isle. The graphics are really super kawaii and will stand out.

たのしいケーキやさん

At the back you will find the recipe on how to use the kit. The pictures will explain everything you need to do but you can also find the English recipe here: http://www.nerune.jp/product/pdf/cake_eng.pdf

The kit includes all the items in the photo. Vanilla and Strawberry flavoured cream mix, sprinkles, 2 wafer cones, tart case, wafer biscuits are included together with the piping bag, spoon and container. This is all you need during the process of Popin' Cookin'.
What's included in the box
The vanilla and strawberry powder smells really nice and sweet and mixes with plain water to produce a creamy confectionery. Follow further instructions to create all 3 types of items- ice cream, cake and tart. Just add imagination!
One side strawberry and one side vanilla. Cute and stripey
There is enough cream to make everything here and even extra! The cream itself is not very sweet which is what I love about Japanese candy. It is also very smooth and creamy. Definitely not the usual gummy style candy like the other Popin' Cookin' kits I have tried out before.
My creations
That's all for today. There are plenty of new items that will debut next week so make sure you stick around! Also don't forget to enter our 1000 followers giveaway to win exclusive Littlest Sweet Shop miniatures.

Bye!

Sunday, 7 August 2016

1000 Instagram Followers and Facebook likes Give-away

We are so happy to reach 1000 followers and likes on our social media platforms. We are only a small business in England so we use social media to advertise and promote Littlest Sweet Shop. 

The give-away is only available through our Facebook and Instagram network. If you are already with us, all you need to do is like and share the photo (via Facebook / Instagram) between now and 20th August 2016.

There will be 2 sets of prizes, one for a Facebook winner and one for an Instagram winner. Winner can only win one of the sets but can enter both give-aways to increase odds of winning.

Prizes are in 1/6 scale.

Winner must also be a Littlest Sweet Shopper (either follow us on Facebook / Instagram) and selected randomly.

Open to worldwide residents, we ship from the U.K.

Participate now!
Visit our Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/littlestsweetshop/
Facebook give-away
Facebook winner will receive:
Swiss Roll cake
Doughnut
Pumpkin Pie
Waffles
Poppy Seed Bagel
Sesame Seed Bagel

Instagram give-away
Instagram winner will receive:
Farmhouse Loaf
Doughnut
Chocolate Cornet (Japanese)
Strawberry Tart
Sesame Bagel
Poppy Seed Bagel
Good Luck! がんばって‼︎!

Monday, 1 August 2016

August new arrivals! French Cruller, Japanese bread, Ice-box cookies, and more!

Hello Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

We have been baking a lot recently to create only the cutest miniatures. We made new doughnuts, cake, bread, cookies and pastries that are too cute to eat!
We baked tons of new stuff for August! Available now
I have always wanted to expand the Japanese menu with more items so I created 3 new types of Japanese bread. We only used the best 'ingredients' to offer you the most realistic and authentic Japanese bread miniatures. 
パンJapanese bread by Littlest Sweet Shop
チョココロネとクリムコロネChocolate Cornet and Cream Cornet is a light and puffy sweet bread filled with chocolate or cream.
チョココロネとクリムコロネCornet filled with chocolate or cream
Amazing pattern detail - just like the real thing!
Harumi's favourite new item is the chocolate cornet
メロンパンMelon Bread is made with a thick crispy and crusty top layer just like the real thing. Inside is a soft and fluffy sweet bread.
メロンパンMelon Bread. Crispy and crusty top sugary layer
Here are some かめメロンパンKame Melon Bread. They have been infused with some Green Tea powder for a hint of matcha flavour. Each turtle is given a big smiley face painted in chocolate. 
かめメロンパンKame Melon Bread
Our next new item are these tiny pieces of Ice-Box cookies / Slice and Bake cookies. Each cookie is made from a dough cane that had been frozen slightly. It is easy to slice the cookie dough when it is frozen. The cookies are dense but crispy. They are now available in our Cookie Shop
Ice-box cookies / Slice and back cookies selection by Littlest Sweet Shop
Minimum order of 8 pieces.
Vanilla and chocolate cookies. Available in Swirl, marble and Chequerboard pattern
Watermelon and Rainbow cookies
Pre-packaged cookies
Cookies should be served with a glass of cold milk
Rainbow drip cake is made with cute and sweet colours topped with star icing. Now available in the Cakes menu.
Rainbow drizzle cake
You can now find French Cruller and Pon De Ring doughnuts in our Bakery menu. These type of doughnuts are usually sandwiched with cream and comes in chocolate as well. You can order them with sugar or chocolate glaze. 
Pon De Ring doughnuts with cream sandwich
Various French Cruller filled with cream
Our last new arrivals is perfect for tea time. Get a variety of pastries to serve with afternoon tea and use only your best China. All available now in the Bakery menu.
Enjoy tea time with Littlest Sweet Shop sweets
These fruit Danishes are made extra sweet with a layer of fruit syrup and real fruits. Each Danish pastry have plenty of light and crispy layers.
Cherry and Blueberry Danish pastries. Crispy and light layers of pastry
We used a new recipe for our Fruit Tart since we always believe in improving our products. The new strawberry and rasberry tart has been updated with light and foamy whipped cream. Each tart case is filled with custard before adding real fruits. Mini tarts are also available.
Strawberries, raspberries and cream tart. Mini Strawberry and cream tart.
Last but not least, we updated the recipe of our Palmiers. This time each palmier is even thinner and smaller but with the same amount of crispy layers. Each Palmier is coated in sugar.
Palmiers. Crispy thin layers of puff pastry. Coated in sugar
That's all the new items for now! Announcement for the first Littlest Sweet Shop miniatures giveaway is coming up this week so stick around!

Bye!

Monday, 25 July 2016

English cream tea in the garden

Hi again Littlest Sweet Shoppers!
It's been such a nice day so Naru and Akiko had some English cream tea in the garden. They are also enjoying new Scones from Littlest Sweet Shop which is available in the Bakery menu.
Naru is telling a story while Akiko listens and sips tea
Scones from Littlest Sweet Shop. Standard scones have raisins 
 You can order standard scones or have it ready with strawberry conserve and clotted cream.
Sliced scone with strawberry conserve and clotted cream
Plain sliced scone ready to be buttered
Cream tea with scones for a very British tea time
They also had some Marble cake which is now available in the Cake menu. Order 1 or more slices depending on the size of your party! Littlest Sweet Shop's Marble cake is made with rich butter cake and chocolate cake. Each design guaranteed to be unique!

(P.S: Loving the new Wedgwood tea set. The traditional English design makes it perfect for a garden tea party)
6 slices of Marble cake

After tea they had ice cream from Littlest Sweet Shop. Thumbs up for delicious cool treats!
That's all for today! Sorting some miniatures to give away. One Littlest Sweet Shopper on Facebook and one Littlest Sweet Shopper on Instagram will receive sets of Littlest Sweet Shop miniatures in various scales. We are celebrating 1000 likes and followers on social media and doing our first miniature give-away to thank everyone. Remember to visit again to find out more.  

Bye!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Commission Update

Morning Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

Here is an order for several items in 1:6 and 1:4 scale for a Littlest Sweet Shopper in Australia. She commissioned a 1:4 scale Bloody Rose Lollipop from the game Bayonetta. It was a bit complicated to make something new based on just 1 very low resolution photograph but I tried my best to make the lollipop and I'm glad she likes it. We do try our best to achieve 100% client satisfaction!
1:4 scale Bloody Rose Lollipop from Bayonetta
Other items commissioned:
1:4 scale Pocky in milk and chocolate
Gala Pork Pie
Turkish Delight
White Strawberry Shortcake and Tiramisu
Tiramisu
That's all for today. I still have tons of new things that I would like to list in the shop's menu but I will be away on holiday this week so hopefully I can do it by next week!

We also just reached 1000 likes on Facebook and another 3 more followers on Instagram to reach 1000. I will be doing a big giveaway to celebrate this milestone and 1 lucky Littlest Sweet Shopper will receive tons of miniatures from us!! Make sure to follow us on social media to participate. 

Bye!