Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of our wonderful miniature friends a very Happy Christmas!

Emma and Neil

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Busy busy!

....and breeeeeeeathe!

Just a quick break from the workshop to show you a few new items in our Etsy store.

Right, do you think Santa could spare a few of his elves to help us finish  some more?!  Probably not.  I guess he's busy too.  Ah well, back to it!


Sunday, 25 November 2012

Individual Christmas Pastries!

We're delighted to let you know that after burning the midnight oil over the last couple of nights, we've finally finished our Christmas individual pastries.

We also took the time to finish up couple more seasonal pieces...

Individual Christmas pastries
Christmas bread hamper

Christmas cookie gift box

You can find them in our Etsy store right now.

We hope you think those bags under our eyes today have been worth it!

Have a super Sunday!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Christmas Miniatures!

Here's a first look at some of our Christmas miniatures for this year!

This is only a very small selection - since making the film we've made many more!

The first batch of Christmas miniatures are now available in our Etsy store.  We know it's Thanksgiving in the US so please don't forget the turkey in the oven while you're browsing our store :D

The individual pastries will be listed as soon as they are all ready - hopefully in the next couple of days.

Hope you enjoy seeing my first ever attempt at making a real gingerbread house (thanks IKEA!)

Enjoy the video and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Individual Miniature French Pastries

These red currant sablés are for a special order destined for a collector in France who ordered them at the SIMP show in Paris....

...last year...oops!  She is a very patient woman :)

They are just one of dozens of varieties beautifully hand-crafted French pastries currently available in our Etsy store at

Whether you're looking for a single pastry to fill a gap in your pâtisserie counter display, or wanting to construct your own complete French pastry displays piece-by-piece, we have created a lovely selection of individual miniature French pastries.  And they all go together so well!

See...? :)

To make them easier to find, we've listed all of our individual pastries together in our Etsy store - you can find them by clicking here.

Have a peaceful Sunday!

Friday, 16 November 2012

Latest additions to Etsy

We're currently putting the finishing touches to our Christmas collection for this year - yes, yes, we're always the last to arrive when we do shows and we're generally the last to list our Christmas miniatures - but we just can't get into a Christmas frame of mind in September!  They'll be ready soon...

For now, here are a few of the new (non-Christmas!) items available in our Etsy store...we've kept things pretty and pink :)

A pink biscuit Charlotte...

Raspberry tartlet and red fruit sundae display...

Red currant and pistachio entremet...

Which one would you choose to start your weekend?

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

Halloween isn't an especially big deal in our part of rural France, so it's a day like any other here today.  With one exception. As we were finishing breakfast we had a visit from our first (and only) trick or treaters...

So by 8:30, our Halloween was over.  It was nice to see the effect of French bonbons on those happy faces so early in the day!

Oh and while we're here - remember this?  What a super selection!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

More Autumn/Fall Miniatures

Autumn is a beautiful time of year with the French countryside around us slowly turning from lush greens to glorious shades of oranges and browns - colours which have inspired our Autumn Collection 2012...

Pop along to our Etsy store to see much more from the collection.  You can find our store by clicking here

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Autumnal French Pastries

Great news for collector's of our Individual Pastries - we've just added eight new autumn/fall varieties to our Etsy store!

You can find them in the 'Individual Pastries' section of our store - click here

Perfect for Thanksgiving too!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Halloween / Fall Miniatures

The first of our Halloween / Fall miniatures are now on Etsy!  You can find them by clicking here.

As with previous years we've avoided the gory stuff (fun as it is!) and concentrated on offering you a selection of miniatures with complementary colours for this time of year that will look great alongside any of our other miniature cakes and pastries that you may already own.

We hope you enjoy seeing them.  There will be more listed very soon...

Monday, 8 October 2012

French Chocolate Slices

Today we have a "rainy day" and it's a "Monday", but contrary to what the Carpenters sang about, we're not down!  We're up! er....happy!  You could say we're "on top of the world"...

You see, it's the chocolate.  It has that effect.  It's not even real chocolate.  But it looks yummy...

These chocolate slices are now available in our Etsy store - click here to see them and handful of other brand new minis!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Pink Collection - Day 5 - Sundaes, Charlotte, Macaroons, Roses...

Day five of our Pink Collection 2012 has just gone live in our Etsy store!

Eight brand new handmade miniatures, each with a touch of pink.  Here they are together...

And a closer look at some of them...

You can find all of these (and much more!) by clicking here

More coming soon!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Pink Collection Day 4 - Beautiful Pink-Themed Shelf and Gift Boxes

Here's a look at the new items going into our Etsy store this sunny Sunday afternoon!

Firstly we're happy to present one of our all-too-rare furniture pieces.  It's not often we get enough free time to dedicate to to making pieces like this, but with a bit of organisation and a couple of late nights, we managed it!  Hope you like it...

It that's not all - this series of pink-themed gift boxes is now available too :)

All of the above is now available in our Etsy store which can be found by clicking here.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Pink Collection - Day 3

As we head into a hot and sunny weekend (yay!), and before we rush off to fire up the BBQ, just time to let you know that we've updated our Etsy store with a brand new selection of miniatures from our 'Pink Collection 2012'

You can find them by clicking here

Have a fantastic Friday!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Pink Collection - Day 2

Here are the new items from our Pink Collection 2012 that have been added to our Etsy store today!

St Honoré, sundaes, charlotte, rose petal jelly, tea and cappuccino make up today's assortment.  You can find them by clicking here

More coming before the weekend...


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Pink Collection 2012

One of our most popular events each year is about to get under way....

Our Pink Collection 2012 is about to arrive in our Etsy store!

This year there will be more pieces than ever before. Ranging from charlottes to champagne, meringues to mirrors, plates to pastries and much more (but mostly pastries...), there's something for everybody!

Henry Ford is often quoted as offering his Model T in any colour that his customers wanted "so long as it is black".  For at least the next couple of weeks you can have our miniatures in any colour that you wish, so long as it is PINK!

Remember to follow us on Facebook on Twitter or on G+ so that you don't miss out on when we add the new listings!

Friday, 17 August 2012

Miniature Maths...

75% savoury + 25% sweet = 100% yummy :)

We know you love our sweet treats, but today we've a mostly savoury update to our Etsy store!

Salad Niçoise, quiche, pâté....and, because we're having a heatwave here in France, some cool creamy sundaes!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Cows and French Cookies (Petit Beurre) / Oh la vache!

15 August is a public holiday here in France and marks the height of summer.  It's incredibly warm outside, and most shops and businesses are closed.

But have we been resting?! No!  We have just added some more fantastic new miniatures to our Etsy store  The new items include some brand new cow-themed sets....

And this charming 'Petit Beurre' (from LU) decorative kitchen set...

You can find them (and much more!) in our Etsy store

Sunday, 5 August 2012

New Miniature Gift Boxes

We had a great response to our miniature gift boxes from a couple of weeks ago so we're happy to present another series featuring some brand new original designs - among them French candies, Bonne Maman, canalés de Bordeaux, butter cookies and more!

Head over to our Etsy store if you want to add these delightful tiny boxes to your miniature collection.

Friday, 20 July 2012

New Paris and Bonne Maman Gift Boxes!

If you've been following our work lately you'll have seen our miniature boxes containing all sorts of miniature treats!

Today we have a couple of new really special ones to show you, both with a French theme!

The first is a Bonne Maman gift box with cookies (note the logo on each one) and a jar of confiture...

....and the second is a gorgeous Parisian box set with a "Paris" chocolate and and Eiffel tower in chocolate

Both now available in our Etsy store...

Monday, 16 July 2012

C-Word Warning!

Cows, crêpes, crisps and cake!

Some of the new items we listed today in our Etsy store!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Happy Bastille Day! / Bon 14 Juillet !

Today is Bastille Day, France's national holiday, and to mark the occasion we've made some special versions of our miniature candy boxes celebrating France!

There are tricolor treats with our French flag candies, Eiffel towers in chocolate and butter cookies as well as some specialities from the South of France - Calissons d'Aix and nougat de Montélimar!

All available now in our Etsy store.

Do you have any special "Bastille Day" events happening near you today? We'd love to hear about them - leave a comment!

Flags and Eiffel tower themed goodies

Calissons d'Aix and nougat from Montélimar

Saturday, 23 June 2012

SIMP Preview - Pastries / Pâtisseries Individualles

I am starving!!!

Making mini food all day long really does make you hungry. Sometimes I swear that when I'm working closely on a teeny caramel religieuse just under my nose, I can REALLY smell the's hard....(or soft....I mean if it's soft caramel...)

So here's a glimpse of our Individual Pastries, mostly new. I'm off to get my bags ready for tomorrow, and let's hope that this time I don't forget anything (yes, one year I left home without any of my miniature tableware which I had spent days before meticulously hand painting - not going to do that again this year!!)

See you tomorrow if you're coming to the show :)

Individual French pastries ready for the SIMP

Oh la vache, ce que j'ai faim!!!

On ne se rend pas compte, comme ça, mais faire des miniatures de bouffe à longueur de journée, ça creuse! Je jure que parfois, à force d'avoir le nez juste au dessus d'une religieuse au caramel microscopique, j'ai l'impression que ça sent VRAIMENT le caramel....c'est dur...(ou mou, si c'est du caramel mou, mais bon....)

Voici donc un petit aperçu des pâtisseries individuelles, nouvelles ou pas, et moi je file remplir mes sacs pour demain, pourvu que je n'oublie rien (ouais ouais, une année, j'ai laissé à la maison toute la vaisselle, c'est malin!!!!) et à demain, les gens :)

Individual pastries by Paris Miniatures

Friday, 22 June 2012

SIMP Preview :)

So here's a first look at some of our SIMP pieces.

There will obviously be lots of pretty pastries and cakes but right now we thought you'd like to see some of the less obvious pieces we'll have on show...

Allez, un petit coup d'oeil pour vous donner envie de venir me faire un petit coucou :)

Bien sûr, plein de pâtisseries individuelles toutes neuves toutes fraîches - tartelette aux framboises, un nouveau saint honoré violette, des monts blancs à la fraise, des saint Ho aux groseille, des macarons et tout le bastringue - mais aussi-enfin!! - un peu de salé et à la demande générale, de la vaisselle sale!

A dimanche les gens qui viennent au Simp, et coucou à tous ceux qui ne viennent pas :)

100+ boxes of tiny treats - all different :-p

Lots of savoury

Dirty dishes

Thursday, 21 June 2012

It's Summertime! C'est l'été !

Ha ha haaaa ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!

31 French departments are on a severe storm warning...


On lighter news - a rain-free SIMP preview will be coming soon...

Not photoshopped - just lucky ;o)

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Pastry Emergency! / Est-ce qu'il y a une pâtissière dans la salle?

So it's the end of the afternoon. I've spent all day making miniatures, catching up on orders, stressing about the upcoming show, taking care of baby. Now baby is napping. I've been looking forward to this moment all day. It's MY moment! A moment of CALM! It's time for tea...

I open the cupboard and my heart sinks. There's tea. Lots of tea. My hubby is English, so I know that's taken care of. THERE ARE NO COOKIES! NO CAKES! WAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Hold on. This morning we harvested our wild strawberry patch. I was hoping for enough to make a tart. There were 32 - not enough. Hmmm. Seems a shame to just eat them straight out of the bowl. I mean these are the chosen few. 32 brave tiny juicy warriors who are about to selflessly sacrifice themselves for a moment of my pleasure. They may well be the only ones until next year. They deserve better.

I think quickly. I have lady finger biscuits. I have cream cheese. I have sugar. A splash of kirsch. I have AN IDEA!

5 minutes later...I have THESE! Calm restored! Pierre Hermé, eat your heart out!

Bon, c'est le moment où jamais pour une tasse de thé: j'ai passé la journée à bricoler sur des miniatures, tentant sans espoir de ratrapper les commandes en retard (de plusieurs années-sans commentaires!), me suis occupée de bébé comme il se doit, me suis rendue malade à propos du Simp, vu que je bats mes record de retard, si j'ai pas une tasse de thé et des petits gâteaux fissa, je vais péter les plombs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment ça y a rien à manger?!!! (le thé, on en manque rarement, le mari étant Anglais :) Neil sans thé, ce serait comme un poisson rouge dans un bocal sans eau, voyez....)Bref, pas l'ombre d'une miette de biscuit, même un peu ramolli, même sans chocolat....que dalle... et en plus il est presque six heures et demie, mais je m'en fous, me faut mon sucre, alors hop hop, Mac Gyver, dans le jardin, cueuillette de fraises des bois, 3 kiris dans le frigo et le dernier sachet de biscuits cuiller du tiramisu de la dernière fois, ouf, je le sens bien, ça va déjà mieux :)

Le résultat: bien meilleur que ce que j'espérais!!!Le kiri, même sucré, Kirshé et vanillé, ça reste un peu fromageux comme gôut tout seul, mais avec les fraises et le biscuit, nickel,.. Pierre Hermé, tiens toi bien!! Et vous les gens, bon appétit!

homemade strawberry pastry

homemade strawberry pastry
homemade strawberry pastry