Sunday, 26 June 2011

Etsy promo update...

A big thanks to everyone who has visited our Etsy store over the last couple of days and enjoyed the current 10% off promo.  It's still available on everything in our Etsy store but only until tonight (Sunday), so if you haven't stopped by yet, don't delay!

Details of the promo can be found here.   Visit our store here.

Some people have reported that the Etsy checkout is not accepting the promotional code SUMMERLOVE.  It wouldn't be a surprise that Etsy has thrown a bit wobbly (it's not the first time!) but please make sure that you enter the code in capitals with no spaces or quotation marks - SUMMERLOVE

We've temporarily added the possibility to pay using "other" for those who still encounter problems using the promotional code.  If you select "other" as your payment method, please add the promo code in the 'note to parisminiatures' box.  We'll work out the discount and send you an adjusted invoice ASAP.

Please contact us if you need any more info :)

Friday, 24 June 2011

HUGE store update and 10% off this weekend!

We've just updated our Etsy store with dozens of fantastic new goodies!

For those who weren't able to attend this SIMP show last Sunday, we've added a selection of pieces similar to the ones we had on show.

We've also added some brand new temptations to our range of individual French pastries including some new flavours of religieuse...

We've also added some new flavours of Ladurée cupcakes!

And that's not all!  We're happy to offer everyone a special 10% discount for the weekend :)

The discount applies to EVERYTHING in our Etsy store.  All you need to do is enter the promotional code in the coupon code section of the Etsy checkout.  And that code is:


So, go!  Enjoy!  All these and more are waiting for you!

10% discount applies to everything in our Etsy store until the end of Sunday 26 June 2011.

Does not apply to custom orders or orders that have already been placed.

New goodies coming later today!

It's a beautiful afternoon, Emma's making cake, I'm photographing some
new goodies, and it's nearly the weekend! Woohoo!

By the way, keep your eyes on the blog and Facebook this evening. A
very special announcement to come! :-)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

SIMP 2011 - Turning Japanese?

For the curious! A look at our stand from Sunday's SIMP show...

We were still setting up at this point.

Some pink pretties :)

No sooner had we said "Hello" to everyone than it was time to say "Goodbye" knowing that it'll be another year before we see each other.  We had a wonderful day which passed way too quickly.  Big hugs to all of our mini friends, thanks to everyone for the various nibbles and treats!

And a big "Konnichi wa" to these friendly faces.  We always get excited when we send our work to Japan.  After all, they're the experts in miniaturisation! But to have a group in front of our stand ooh-ing and aah-ing over our work was really quite a thrill :)

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Hello Kitty Cupcakes

We were honoured that Hello Kitty herself took time out of her busy
schedule to help us present our Hello Kitty cupcakes!

Yes I know she looks like all the other plastic ones in the shops but
she is the real one. Really. She said so.

Gosh I'm tired....

Happy faces!!!

Live updates from the SIMP Miniatures show in Paris!

Well, that's the plan!

Head over to our Facebook page at or on
twitter at to follow our live updates :)

Feel free to ask us any questions about the show!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

I Scream...

I know that we should have everything ready for the show by now.

In 12 hours time we'll be in the hall, setting up our stand.

The last thing we should be doing is still making stuff.

But I suddenly decided that it would be nice to have some ice creams on the stand tomorrow!

After all, it's nearly midsummer...


The eve of the SIMP, trying to get things packed up, this is the last thing we wanted.  One carelessly placed elbow and whammy!

On a positive note, there were absolutely no breakages :)  Phew!

Oups! Mais pas de dégâts - tout va bien!  Ouf!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Ladurée Cupcakes - Five Flavours

This little family of five adorable Ladurée cupcakes will be making
their début at Sunday's SIMP show in Paris! And maybe, just maybe, if
we have time (and stock!) they'll be available for everyone soon...

French Pastries and Petits Fours

Not sure all of these will make it onto the stand. Bizarrely my own miniature collection is severely lacking much of anything made! Hmmm...

Which would you choose?

Thursday, 16 June 2011

In which city is the SIMP taking place?

This photo might give you a tiny clue...or 10! ;-)

All of this will be available on our stand on Sunday.
In Paris :)

Mad about....meringues!

These always bring forth "oohs" and "aaahs" from visitors to our stand.  Hopefully we'll have enough for everyone this year...! :D

Marie-Antoinette Rose Petal Jellies

Finishing touches...erm...finished! Time to carefully pack them up.
Next stop Paris!!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

In a corner of another pastry box...

Pretty roses, creamy's enough to make Marie-Antoinette jealous! :D

A peek in the pastry box....

Just counted them. 202 in just this box. There are other boxes... ;-) Can't wait to show them at the SIMP!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Preparing for SIMP

Currently trying to get all the new stuff photographed before packing
it up for the SIMP.

Thought it was a good time to update some other photos too, like these
religieuses! New "flavours" and an improved look! They'll be at the
SIMP and in the store soon...

Sunday, 12 June 2011

The Return of M. de la Rue

A couple of years ago, we introduced you to our neighbour, M. de la Rue.  Once again it's that time of the year when he arrives at our door with cherries from his garden. This year because of the exceptionally hot spring, he's turned up a little earlier than usual. And with  more cherries than ever before!

While trying to decide what to do with them all, we've been nibbling on them throughout the day. Hey, it's not very often you have fresh cherries under your nose. Might as well enjoy them!

A clafouti seemed like a good idea...but there were so many cherries in the mixture that I had to make a couple of smaller ones at the same time.  Yum!!

To be honest, I might have overcooked it a bit.  Not a problem with this miniature version :)

With that, I've only used half of the cherries.  So if you have any ideas or quick recipes, feel free to post the details below!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

One month later...

I know we've never been ones to update this blog daily, or even weekly, but I was a bit surprised to see that it's been nearly a month since our last post.  Ooooops!

I guess it's understandable.  We've been having some great weather - more summer than spring.  More time spent outside than inside :)

Oh yes, there's also the small matter of the upcoming SIMP show being a little over two weeks away.  We decided to have a double table for the first time this year (a chair each! YES!!).  It seemed like a wonderful idea a few months back.  But now we have to fill it!!  Suddenly these miniatures seem so small...

Anyway, here's some eye candy from today.  Don't forget if you need your "fix" more often than once a month, we're on Facebook and it's updated much more often than the blog...

You can find all of these pieces on Etsy right now by clicking here