Monday, 22 May 2017

Mont Blanc Recipe

Hello Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

I have finally done it! There is now a Littlest Sweet Shop YouTube channel! Video editing was quite a learning curve for me since it is the first time I've ever done it. It took 2 days to edit so I really hope you appreciate it and please subscribe and like the video (to encourage me to make more!).

For a complete list of tools and materials, please check out our recipes menu. You can purchase the materials and tools from La Petite Épicerie and they deliver worldwide! Here are some additional tips for the video:
  • You can use air-dry clay or polymer clay for the pastry and icing. I recommend polymer clay to make the chestnut and other mini decorative toppings as it is much more dense
  • I always work on a piece of clean tile. You can use it as a palette and fire it up in an oven. Tiles are easy to clean so it doesn't matter what sorta gunk dries up on it, you can easily scrape it off
  • Always give air-dry cream at least 48 hours to set (even smaller pieces)
  • Don't worry if it seems like I'm modelling super fast. A lot of the process is actually very slow so you are seeing a fast-forwarded version in the video (so that viewers don't get bored!)
  • Oyumaru is a mold maker brand from Japan that I have been using since I first started. It is brilliant because you can keep re-using it over and over again! Just put it in hot water to re-melt
  • Handle the clay with a light touch so that you don't distort the shape. This may take a lot of practise and experience but as long as you have the patience to learn, you can do it! 
Rainbow pastel Mont Blanc. Tutorial exclusively on Instagram
Original Mont Blanc design
Raspberry Mont Blanc. Use pink clay and just add raspberry instead of chestnut
Of course if you would rather order these desserts from us, it is now available in our French Pastries menu. I am off to Japan next week but will be listing all of our new arrivals before I go so please stay tuned!


Friday, 19 May 2017

Commission updates

Hej Hej Littlest Sweet Shoppers!

I just came back from Norway and wanted to show you our latest commissions which have been received by our clients. These miniatures were ordered by a Littlest Sweet Shop customer from America and it is her 3rd commission!! I am extra happy when we get repeat customers because it means that they have been pleased with our quality products. Don't be surprised if you see some new items in her order which we haven't listed on our website yet. I will try to debut them before I leave for Japan.
3rd order for Littlest Sweet Shopper in America. Prawn salad, pastel crêpe cake, rainbow chards, BLT sandwich (cut into 2), 3 pie slices, 2 pizza slices, grapefruit segments, rainbow Frasvåfflor (Norwegian waffle), and 1:12 scale pretzel dogs
1:12 scale Pretzel dogs are super tiny!!
Slice of 4 cheese pizza and pepperoni pizza
Strawberry cream, lemon meringue, and Chocolate cream pie slices (not listed yet)
Prawn salad with take-away bowl, pastel rainbow crêpe cake slice (not listed yet) and rainbow chards
BLT sandwich cut into 2 pieces
We also got another repeat customer from the UK and she usually orders food in 1:3 scale for her BJD dolls. This time she ordered one of our exclusive cereal and snack packaging! 
Commission for UK Littlest Sweet Shopper. Prawn crackers snack, Fruity Loops cereal box, Fruity Loops cereal with milk in bowl, salted pretzel, mini Taiyaki and 2 Pocky sticks (chocolate and strawberry)
That's the commission update. I am planning to launch our own YouTube channel very soon so please make sure to come back this weekend!