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    Sweets! Tiny ones with no calories!

    Filed under Art Projects, Beads, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Miniatures, Newsletters, Sale, Tutorials

    Remember Design Team Member Laura Carson’s beautiful glass cabinets from a couple week’s ago? That was the first post of a series.

    Today’s project is the second of many that will roll out over the next few months… all leading to building a group of miniature Parisian shops: The Streets of Paris. There will be a chocolate shop, a cafe, clothing boutique, flower shop, bookstore & pharmacy. I can’t wait to see all the details! More info here.

    So, on to today’s project: Miniature Chocolates, Pastries, Tarts, Cakes and Candy. Wow! Laura has made a huge selection of tempting treats… in a variety of sizes and shapes (and flavors).

    And the new products and techniques can be used on all sort of projects (whether making miniature sweets or not)!
     


     

    Yum! I chose a photo of cakes to begin this mini tour of Laura’s handiwork. A couple in this shot are pre-made cakes (I spy a few slices of Mini Sponge Cake with Chocolate Frosting at the lower left of the photo), but most are things Laura fashioned herself. There are some new molds and new polymer clay canes (new today) that Laura used to form some of these shapes, or to decorate them.

    Note: there’s a new Mini Chocolate Labels Collage Sheet (and coordinating Digital Images Set), both made by Laura! I love all those vintage chocolate labels! (And so easy to make a fancy box by first wrapping with Metallic Foiled Origami Paper.) You can see more of the labels in use in the photo of the chocolate boxes down in today’s Giveaway (at the bottom of this page).

    Read more (and see a video tutorial) in Laura’s blog post. Note: it’s actually three tutorials: there are separate videos for chocolates, patries/tarts and cakes.

    You can see the full supply list for all of the today’s sweets.

    Wow! Laura is giving away a finished Set of Miniature Sweets that she made! Included are: a ribbon cake, ladyfinger cake, strawberry chocolate cake, orange cake, berry tart, apple tart, assorted cupcakes, fruit & nut pastries, fruit ladyfingers, assorted macarons, & a box of assorted chocolates. See the wide photo below. (I cropped out a few but you can see them all in Laura’s blog post.)

    All orders placed Thursday through Saturday (March 15-17, 2018) will automatically be entered in the drawing.

    Note: There is a second drawing below (that everyone can enter, whether or not you place an order) — and the second drawing includes some of the supplies used to make the sweets shown below (plus some extras I picked out). You can learn how she made these sweets in her video tutorials. Both winners will be announced in Sunday’s newsletter.
     


     

     
    New Sale and New FREE Gift

    Everything in the Clay & Molds section is on sale at 25% off — the sale ends MONDAY night, March 19th. (That includes molds and polymer clay canes used in Laura’s sweets!)

    Over 40 items! Go check it out!
     

    And there’s a new FREE Collage Sheet provided by Laura!! The Miniature Doilies Collage Sheet shown at left is FREE! Really cute designs (and used all over the place in the photos of Laura’s sweets)!

    It’s available on Laura’s blog post (toward the bottom of the page).

     
    Hooray for the Chocolate Boxes Giveaway!

    Ok… to start out this Giveaway, first there are these items used in making Laura’s finished Set of Miniature Sweets (mentioned above):
    - Polymer Clay Lemon Cane
    - Polymer Clay Orange Cane
    - Tiny Resin Strawberries Cabochons New!
    - Mini Silicone Mold – Sugar Wafer Cookie
    - Polymer Clay Cane – Red & White Rolled Cake

    Next up, a few items used in making the chocolate boxes shown at left:
    - Plastic Serving Tray New!
    - Mini Chocolate Labels Collage Sheet New!
    - Metallic Foiled Origami Paper Set New!
    - Narrow Blank Matchboxes
    - Polymer Clay Cane – Red Hearts

    To enter the Chocolate Boxes Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, March 16, 2018).

    AND tell me: What will you make with these goodies? Mini chocolate boxes?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Hey, who won the Easter BUNNIES Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Carolyn Sullivan! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, March 15th, 2018


    59 Responses to “Sweets! Tiny ones with no calories!”

    1. Anne W Says:

      I am kind of obsessed with the idea of making a Paris street scene. Would love to include a pâtisserie. This is making me so hungry!

    2. Leanna Alverson Says:

      I would put out sweets for my fairies to much on!

    3. Cheryl Lee Says:

      Wow! Laura’s sweets are amazing! I can’t wait to see her street of shops, especially the bookstore! This is a great giveaway! (as always!!)

    4. Cheryl Lee Says:

      PS….YES! I would absolutely make the chocolate boxes! lol

    5. kathlee doyle Says:

      With Easter coming what cute Easter baskets could be filled with all theses treats or a beautiful desert table!

    6. Agnes C Says:

      These little sweets make me hungry. I make shadow boxes from old books and tins and like having different themes. These delicious looking sweets would be awesome for one of those. Laura makes the most fabulous creations. I feel like I could live inside of them.

    7. Kim R Says:

      I would make a tray of goodies fit for a queen!

    8. Amy Says:

      So sweet! (pun intended)

    9. Jean Marmo Says:

      This is making me hungry! Darling!!

    10. Debra Young Says:

      Very excited about Laura Carson’s Streets of Paris shops series. Judging by the first 2 installments, this will keep us all busy for a while. The pictures of upcoming projects in this series have me chomping at the bit.

    11. Laural Says:

      My mouth is watering as I write this..oh my, more chocolate Please!

    12. Jen R Says:

      These would be perfect in my miniature bakery!

    13. Ann F. Says:

      The little box of chocolates is adorable. I would definitely want to make a few of those.

    14. Charlotte Says:

      These are such little darlings! I would make a little ‘Sweet Tooth Fairy’ stall for certain x

    15. Susan Says:

      Getting in the items to make her cases tomorrow and just ordered the items to make the cakes. I am in it for the whole series. I have been wanting to make miniatures for my paper houses for a long time! so excited.

    16. francine perri Says:

      would love to make a tray of these goodies

    17. Barb A Says:

      A tray of goodies is just what my miniature people need, and a nice glass of lemonade with lemon slice on the glass too! And a box of candy is a must for their anniversary, birthday or Valentine Day….

    18. Chris Pecherzewski Says:

      I would display them in my bakery as extra ”goodies”

    19. Pauline Pire Says:

      I would make Valentine treats for my
      Valentine box! YUM

    20. Arminta Says:

      Would love to make a tea tray with the sweets.

    21. Denise Bryant Says:

      These are all so cute! I’d make a bakery scene!

    22. Laura callies Says:

      I would make a candy shop and fill the tiny glass sheleves with lots of gooey treats

    23. Kat Cashwell Says:

      what fun!! I would have to make an Alice in Wonderland tea party! This is awesome and I can’t wait to see the other shops!

    24. Traci Says:

      :Looks good enough to eat-love those mini goodies.

    25. Barb macaskill Says:

      I am in the process of making a large bake shoppe and would love to win these goodies to help me stock it with lots of yumminess!
      Picture little bistro tables and chairs a few glass display cases and rows and rows of freshly “baked” goodies!
      Thank you for the chance to get a head start on the treats to fill my bakery with yummies!
      macaskillbarbara@yahoo.com

    26. Peggy D Says:

      I can’t wait for Laura’s Paris tutorials! These little pastries are so adorable and they look so realistic. As I am on a diet right now I would love to have these just to look at lol! I have a house I am working on and another piece tthat is a outdoor market wagon so I would probably use these fun things in that way. Thanks for the chance to win this fun giveaway :)

    27. Rebecca R. Says:

      So adorable! Love it! I would make mini treats for my fairy dolls!

    28. Lou Conaway Says:

      I’m working on the idea of a tiny bakery and chocolate shop with an outdoor eating area of small tables, plants, and a fountain. Still in the roughest design stages. All of the treats look absolutely wonderful!

    29. Claire Says:

      I would absolutely make mini chocolate boxes!

    30. Jill Says:

      I’m currently working on a mi I frenchbakery. A chocolate section would be a great addition.

    31. Nancy E Says:

      Just love the whole idea of a Paris inspired theme. I would love to try my hand at the chocolates!

    32. Margaret Jarratt Says:

      Since I can’t eat these in real life,having them in mini is really special.
      I would use them for my Christmas baking scene

    33. Maggie Minnich Says:

      Oh my goodness! What perfect timing for me because I’m just starting to work on a bakery diorama!! I want that amazing wedding cake with the swans! Sure beats the one I made. LOL

    34. Diane Dainis Says:

      I would fill a cake dome with these delicious pastries and chocolates! Of course a lace doilie would have to be underneath.

    35. Kimberly Says:

      Mini chocolates!!! Yummmmm. I will make some 😋

    36. Emily Says:

      Such sweet little sweets! I am planning to make a half scale candy shop out of a vintage Backyard Bliss dollhouse kit. These molds and canes will be great for filling up the shelves.

    37. Karen Mallory Says:

      I want to make all the cakes, candies and chocolates that Laura made!! So fabulous!!!

    38. Nadine Says:

      WOW, wow, wow, I love these. I would like to make a sweet shop too!

    39. Katina Says:

      I would replicate the sweets table we are putting together for my goddaughter’s first baby shower!

    40. Karen S Says:

      A Diabetic Delight and NO calories

    41. Patricia Paul Says:

      As it happens, I am at this VERY MINUTE working on a miniature bakery. A FRENCH bakery. This is obviously MADE FOR ME. So no one else need enter. And thank you in advance.

    42. Laura Norman Says:

      I would love to make a collection of mini chocolates!

    43. Gretchen Says:

      What fun. So adorable. I d like to try
      And reproduce some of these in different scales.

    44. Janet Turner Says:

      Wow! This is the sweetest gieaway yet. The little pastries are adorable. Because I’m obsessed with Alice and have many of the Wonderland collage sheets, I would have to do a mad teaparty scene.

    45. Debbie S. Says:

      Congrats Carolyn! What a sweet treat! I would make candy boxes etc. for mini dioramas. This would have been perfect for my sister’s Anniversary gift. I have a few dollhouse rooms I have been gathering things for in memory of my grandma (baker), my mom (loved choc. and bread, made the best fudge) and was a soda jerk in her youth, and a Christmas scene with children waiting to sit on Santa’s lap/Mrs. Claus’s homemade goodies for sale. Would definitely help out with supplies!

    46. Laurie staffaroni Says:

      Oh my, a miniature bakery and chocolate boutique would be a hoot
      To make!! Awesome ideas, thank you!!

    47. Jo Says:

      I would make a tiny bakery for mice!!

    48. Kim Lucak Says:

      Oooh, ooh!! A French patisserie for sure…love this! Excited for this giveaway :)

    49. Allyson Schmidt Says:

      I love these mini desserts. I could have a lot of fun with them!

    50. Carol DuBois Says:

      I belong to a miniature association and would love to create
      a Paris Street scene for next year’s showcase event.

      I would love to make these miniature sweets.

    51. Patricia Says:

      Laura’s work is beautiful. I make polymer jewelry, ornaments, and vessels-these mini desserts would make fun additions to any of these.

    52. Marilyn Says:

      These desserts are perfect for my miniature dining room, all set for a party!
      Love these.

    53. Elizabeth H. Says:

      I would make the mini boxes and a store.

    54. Kandi Kwirant Says:

      Theses are all so adorable!!!! Will make a wonderful addition to the girl’s doll house.

    55. Debbie Stine Says:

      Shadow box for a friend!

    56. Carol Slowik Says:

      These look good enough to eat! Love them! I believe I would make some faeries very happy!

    57. Mary Mac Says:

      Would be making Easter goodies.

    58. Andrea Pretlow Says:

      I have a dollhouse crying for little sweets!

    59. MARY ALLEN Says:

      One of my mini obsessions is making sweets (candy, chocolates, cakes, pastries, etc) in miniature. These would be added to my chocolat and patisserie shops.