Friday, October 26, 2012

Mini baking

At our Dolls House Club on Tuesday, for the second week running, Gill and I decided to make food.
Every now and again we have this urge to make polymer clay food, and I always think afterwards I could have made the real thing in half the time with better results. Still, then I would have to eat it, or my husband would. He gets a little excited when he sees the oven on and I tell him there is a cake in, only to be disappointed when he realises it is a miniature.
Anyway, back to miniature food. For ages we have wanted to get cake texture right, and I think this time we managed it. I am pleased with the texture, but not with the icing, although the cake does look pretty gooey.

The problem with all these cakes, and the food we make, is we have to have somewhere to put it, I can feel a bakery and tea room coming on . This will mean yet another rearrangement of the department store. This is a big job, especially with two cats who always appear at the wrong moment. They look as if butter would not melt in their mouths when they are asleep, this is not true.

I had a bit of clay left and made some bread, this looks OK, just not quite as good as the real thing.

Last week at the club I made a lemon mousse cake. I like the top which worked well but the mousse is not right, but I have an idea for that.

I think I have a way to go until my miniature food looks like Amanda Speakman´s, but they do say practice makes perfect.
Have a good weekend

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Back to minis soon

Oh dear, I do not seem to be doing very well at posting despite my new resolution to keep up to it. Still, things should be a little quieter this week. Life seems to have been quite hectic and interfering with hobbies.
As I said before I have been making a doll for my friend who has a significant birthday this year. She loves her, and I can show her to you now. She is called Flamenca and is based on a pattern by Judi Wellnitz.

She is going to have a very good home here in Spain.
The next doll, which is almost finished, is for a charity raffle my sister supports. I seem to have been making hard work of it, don´t know why. I will post some photos when she is done. It looks a bit like the French revolution in my work box with several loose heads, I do get a bit carried away sometimes!
At our next dolls house club on Tuesday we are back to making miniatures, yet another experiment with miniature food. We shall see how we go.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.