2011. május 22., vasárnap

Soft pillows and other kitchen accessories

I spent the last week and the weekend with sewing seat cushions and kitchen gloves. Though sewing is not my favourite activity, if I find a nice fabric I cannot resist. I bought these fabrics long months ago and wanted to use them to decorate the bedroom (the real one), but I thought I will make some teeny-tiny pillows too, which can be used in a miniature kitchen, conservatory or garden patio. I prepared the small buttons too to make the seat cushions fancier. The set is completed with a kitchen glove and a dish mat to the hot dishes.

Blue-rose pattern with pale blue and red buttons

Green-rose pattern with pale green and red buttons

And I made some meringue creations too, simple meringues in glass bowls and meringue towers

2011. május 9., hétfő

Macaron Topiaries - finished

I finished the 2 other macaron topiaries I wanted to make yesterday: a lemon-green apple one and an orange-pistachio one. It was pretty exhausting to make, so it is fantastic I was able to finish and can move on less time consuming items, such as little cake boxes (no photo yet) and some meat products.

The 2 new topiaries:

The collection of four macaron topiaries:

2011. május 7., szombat

Brownies and ice cream

Though we have quite chilly weather outside, I decided to make ice cream (in miniature, of course).
I made some brownies too and decorated it with vanilla, caramel ice cream.
Here are my latest creations:

Brownies with ice cream

Ice cream in glass flute

Finally some vanilla, pistachio and strawberry ice cream
in black bowls

2011. május 1., vasárnap

Macaron Towers and Topiaries

After I spent days with making the needed amount of macarons, I made two macaron towers and two topiaries on the weekend. The original topiaries were made by the Ladurée, but I added my own ideas to it, and decorated them with tiny leaves and used greens and pink/deep purple to incarnate little trees. If I will have time to make 70 more macarons, I will make a little "orange tree" too.
So, here are the photos:

200 macarons in bowls
(clockvise from the pink: rose, green apple, blackcurrant,
pistachio and liquorice)

Pistachio-blackcurrent macaron tower
(contains 66 macarons and 9 roses)

Rose-liquorice macaron tower
(contains 67 macarons and 10 roses)

Macaron topiaries
(blackcurrant-green apple-pistachio on the left
green apple-rose on the right)

The bottom of the topiary is a simple cake, the top is covered with marzipan, the side is covered with boudoir biscuits to simbolize the wooden planting pot, the topiary is a large "empty" ball, decorated with macarons and leaves.
Tomorrow I move on to salty things....perhaps ;)