A slightly later post than expected this evening as I have spent hours searching for a miniature sweet supplier in the UK. I am looking for fake sugar and sprinkles for Honeydukes but have been unable to find a UK site. Lots of US sites but postage plus all our UK import charges make buying from the US prohibitive for small priced items. So now I have given up and ordered some fine glitter.
On the brighter side I have had a wonderful day in my workshop.
I have been making jars of meringues using moulds. These moulds are great but they are certainly an investment, I get mine from Etsy normally but I have noticed more and more for sale a lot cheaper at fairs recently. You can also make your own at home using various mould making materials I have seen in Hobbycraft.
My eldest son bought me a little, diddy oven for Christmas to go in my workshop. Perfect for baking clay.
240 mini meringues of various sizes later I harvested just two jars, one for the cakeshop and one for Honeydukes. Goodness gracious is that all!! Hats off to all those wonderful food artists out there, how do they do it?!
Having got into the swing I decided to keep out the pink clay and have a go at filling the display boxes I got from The Art of Mini for Honeydukes. I used tiny micro cutters in three different shapes after rolling out three layers of clay in two shades of pink and white for the middle of the sandwich.
They all ended up in their own boxes that I sealed with the glue I use for windows to try and avoid glue marks on the plastic. For my very basic decoration I have used pale pink and silver caviar beads and a very fine white glitter.
I now need to add ribbon and a label of some sort and they will be finished. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.
As usual I ended up with a pile of leftover fimo so I made a little pink sandwich cake that I hope won't disgrace my cakeshop!!
I am in the process of collecting tiny embellishments at the moment from my new favourite shop, Poundland. These are my star buy this week from the Nail Art section. Teeny packs of self-sticking gems. I am sure I will be able to find a use for them one day!! See this is what happens when there is one empty drawer left in the workshop!!
I also made some tulips today but I am exhausted by my googling marathon tonight so they will have to wait for my next post.