Saturday, September 24, 2011

~ Artisan Cupcakes ~

Hello everyone! Happy 2nd day of fall! I did lots of baking this week and fall is such a wonderful season for cooking and baking of both kinds, mini and real :) Here is a collection I made this week of miniature Artisan cupcakes. Each one is unique and made with loving care and sweet as sugar details :) I hope you enjoy!




Here's the first of the boutique collection: a freshly baked pink butter cream with milk chocolate shavings...



A swirl frosted one in creamy pale green , infused with crystal sugars and topped with pink iridescent crystals...

This one is titled "Fairy dust marshmallow" and has marshmallow frosting, pink spun sugars, a pretty rose and scattered pink sugar sprinkles...



A butter yellow dreamy one with silver dragees and a pale blue petal flower...



A simple pink rose on top of a white frosting with beautiful tiny pink spun sugars gracing the top...




A pale blue one with a white chocolate shaved top icing makes this one so pretty and yummy...and a dusting of fuschia sprinkles too :)



Pistachio cream...topped with a cherry, milk chocolate , sugar leaves, and melted powered sugar...


Thank you for touring my new little bakery boutique collection! I left you a cupcake , so grab some tea and enjoy :)



All and more of the Artisan collection are in my Etsy Shop right now , this was another labor of love for me and I hope you love it too! Here's a little peek at how they were all put together to create a one of kind piece...


I hope you're having a wonderful first few days of Fall! It's rainy here today but I'm awaiting the fall leaves and clear cool evenings and cozy homemaking to come!

With hugs and love,

Cynthia xo

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

~ Sweet September ~

Happy sweet September! And nope, the above picture from Food Babbles is not a mini of mine... YET :) I love their website and go to it often to create my miniatures, its perfect for cooking enthusiasts too! I'm all obsessed lately with mason jar cakes and sweets! They are even showing meals in mason jars too! Just pop one open and eat. Or open one, pour, and heat up on the stove. Plus they look so sweet in the fridge :) I'm getting a new refrigerator this week and a new oven, so I'm adding "organization" to the list for sure and storing food in mason jars will be just what I'm after. I won't go crazy, lol, but just a half dozen always filled with something will make me happy :) Look at all these sweet ideas below {pinterest}. Just Google "mason jar cooking" or "mason jar cakes" and you'll be off and obsessed like me :) If anyone has done this already, I'd love to hear pros and cons or just your thoughts! This is one of the things I'm all "sweet" over this September...

I'm thinking these will be adorable in Miniature too, so I'm excited to get started on one with this theme!


Here are a few little "sweets" for September that I lovingly made for my etsy shop too ...

French cherry pastry tarts...

Do you remember moon-pies? Vanilla were my favorite, over the top sweet! :)


Pink and Pound Cake....sweet

Here's a large bakery display of "sweets" ..... I named this one "Boutique Bakery" ....






My last "sweet" for this post is this Kitchen....

Be forewarned though, I *GASPED* when I saw this and almost feel over lol.....It's Kristie Alley's Kitchen from her home in Maine that's currently for sale. Here's the link: Kristie's Cottage Home.

I'm on my way , just keep the wine chilled Kristie!



Well I hope you had enough sweetness to get you through the week :) Back to my miniatures and time to clean the kitchen to get ready for the remodel, I hope she doesn't mind I'm going with more pink, butter yellow, pale blue and sage green :)

Have a wonderful week ahead everyone!

Hugs, Cynthia


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

~ Labors of Love ~

HI Everyone! Today is what I always call my first day of Fall, I know it's not official, but my youngest is off to 11th grade today... my sweet Melanie... and the first day of school is always my season marker :) So of course I'm going to share Fall inspired miniatures with you. It's a favorite time of year for so many and myself included! I love cozy days just like today... the cooler air, the delicious home baked scents, the warm colors and crispy evenings! It's just fabulous :) I'm a day late for a Labor Day post , but these were my labors of love last week .... I hope you are all having a wonderful day and taking time to light a little candle, have some tea, and pamper yourself with the goodness of home and cozy inspiration!

My new Butter Cream yellow Baking Hutch...

Filled with fresh baked golden brown sweetness and cherries...

{ I love the butter yellow with tiny red cherries} and an apple tart too :)


There's even a little bowl of bread dough rising in the cupboard...Just like mine :)




I also put together another cozy cottage piece last week... A baker's rack... filled with kitchen comfort foods and pretty accents...




And what Fall day would be complete without Deep Dish Apple Pie? ;)

Or cherry turnovers?

I found this sweet market basket at my local dollhouse shop, but I know I'll be making these myself in every color , they look super easy, so that's on to-do list :) I love this photo below and it gives me a good idea for my next girls night, luncheon or casual dinner party. Pretty pastries in a market basket, how cute?!

Thank you for stopping in and joining me for a few moments :) I am so appreciative of all your visits and friendship, they really mean the world to me!

I'm excited for the few more "free" hours I'll be gaining now that we adhere to some sort of schedule and the kids are back in school.... so my first objective is to get back to commenting and visiting you all, along with more mini making and getting my own home all ready for the change of seasons! I also have a little surprise coming up soon I cannot wait to tell you about, but for now , I have to keep hush. I know, I'm a tease, sorry :) But SOON!

Have a great week friends!

Hugs, Cynthia xo