Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

The presents are wrapped, the cookies for Santa are baked and, for the first time in months, the door to the workshop is CLOSED!

We'll be taking a few days off now, but before we disappear, we just wanted to wish you a wonderful Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Warmest wishes,
Emma, Neil and a very excited Antoine :)

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Etsy Update - Christmas Miniatures

Since last week's show in Paris, we've had such a busy week! So now that I have two spare minutes between miniature Yule logs and making real supper, I thought I'd show some of the pieces that we've featured in our Etsy store over the last few days...

There's still more to come over the next few days after which we'll be able to start Christmas shopping.  Only 18 days to go.  So no need to panic...


Saturday, 29 November 2014

Paris Création Expo - Aperçu / Preview

Tout est prêt...ou presque !  Voici quelques photos des miniatures que vous trouverez sur mon stand demain matin...

Cliquez ici pour voir les détails sur l'expo.

Tomorrow is the Paris Création show and everything is ready...well almost!

Here's a glimpse at some of the pieces that will be on my stand tomorrow morning.

You can find more details about the show here.

Okay, here are the pictures...

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Etsy Update - Christmas Miniatures Coming Today!

With just over a week to go until our next miniatures show, we're desperately trying to get enough stock ready to take with us to Paris.  Thankfully the show is a week later than last year, so we're not panicking just yet.

But it'll happen soon...

Lots of you have been asking when our Christmas miniatures will be in our Etsy store.  Well, we're happy to say that today's the day!

Here are some from the first series.

They'll be listed later today at

There's much more to come so pace yourselves ;)

Monday, 3 November 2014

Win Two Tickets to "Paris Creation" - 30 November 2014. Gagnez Deux Invitations pour le Salon "Paris Création" !

On a deux entrées pour le salon "Paris Création" le 30 novembre 2014. Ca vous interesse de venir nous voir ?!

We have two invitations* up for grabs to the "Paris Créations" miniature show on Sunday 30 November 2014 where we'll be exhibiting our miniatures!

"PARIS CREATION" Miniatures Show November 2014 - We'll be there!

We'll be present at "PARIS CREATION" on Sunday 30 November 2014

Nous serons présents à l'expo "PARIS CREATION" le 30 novembre 2014

Here are the details...

Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween - Part Two!

Earlier today we mentioned that we wanted to show you something special for Halloween and here she is!

Miniature Table for Halloween / Autumn - Custom Order

Happy Halloween!

Yesterday I finally put the finishing touches to a piece that's been sitting on my work table for a few weeks. If you're eagle-eyed, you may even have seen it in the background of some our earlier autumn / Halloween photos.

During that time I've added bits to it, changed my mind and took them off again, added new bits, moved them around, but now it's finished. Or is it?

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Halloween / Autumn Miniatures - Pumpkin Pie

Following on from yesterday's post, here's another of our favourite pieces from this year's Halloween/autumn collection.

It's a pumpkin pie!  Want to know a secret?

Monday, 27 October 2014

Halloween / Autumn Miniatures - Pièce Montée (Croquembouche)

With Halloween coming up on Friday, this week we thought we'd show you some of our favourite Halloween miniatures from our 2014 collection.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Etsy Update: Halloween Cupcakes by the Dozen

We've just added a dozen spectacular "showstopper" cupcakes to our Etsy store!

Here they are....

Miniature cupcakes for Halloween / Autumn / Fall

Eeny meeny miny moe...which one will you choose?!

And if that's not your cup of tea, there will be another series of Halloween miniatures added to our Etsy store tomorrow (Sunday) :)

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Etsy Update - Halloween Miniatures: Cakes and Cookies

There are three new pieces for our Etsy store today.

There's a lovely four-layer chocolate celebration cake, a Halloween cake (it's written on the cake if you don't believe me!) and a gift box of autumn treats...

You can find them at

Friday, 10 October 2014

Etsy update - Autumn/Fall miniatures now available

We've just listed the first series of autumn miniatures in our Etsy store!

Includes miniature swiss roll, St Honoré, Kitchen Aid preparation board, tart, cookies, cupcakes.

More coming soon!

Which do you like and what else would you like to see?

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Halloween / Autumn Miniatures Update

Today we finished our first series of fall / Halloween miniatures.  We're going to try and list them tomorrow (Friday) time permitting. Failing that it'll be during the weekend.

To get you in the mood, here's what's on the workshop table right now....

They'll be going in our Etsy store and we'll update the blog when they're listed.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Pink Collection 2014 - Video

Tonight we will be launching Pink Collection 2014 in our Etsy store.  We made a video of the collection for you to watch while you're waiting...

This listings will go live this evening at 9pm CEST (8pm UK, midday PDT, 3pm EDT)

Friday, 12 September 2014

Pink Collection 2014 coming Sunday!

We're about to launch one of our most popular collections of the year - our annual Pink Collection for 2014 is almost ready! We still have a bit of work to do on the listings and photos. Our plan is to list on Sunday evening at 9pm CEST (8pm UK, midday PDT, 3pm EDT) in our Etsy store.

Between now and then we'll post more pictures from the collection on this blog, Facebook page and Twitter.  So do check regularly!

Put the date and time in your diary!  And visit...

...on Sunday.

To make things fair for everybody, we won't be taking advanced reservations for any of the pieces ahead of time.  However, if you're seeing this after the launch and do miss an item, please get in touch if you'd like another one made for you.

See you on Sunday!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Mini Post: Cherry Charlotte Preparation Board with Kitchen Aid-Style Mixer

What is it? A preparation board showing a cherry charlotte. There are lady finger (boudoir) biscuits and cherries on the stalk as well as a cherry branch placed on the board.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Miniature Strawberry Charlotte with Kitchen Aid Mixer

Miniature strawberry charlotte and Kitchen Aid preparation board
With summer now well and truly here, we're enjoying French strawberries and Chantilly cream as often as we can get them!

Maybe inspired by the juicy red fruits, we recently made a miniature preparation board featuring a strawberry charlotte and a customised miniature Kitchen Aid style mixer.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Etsy Update - New Miniatures

Here's a beautiful new collage showing the new miniatures that have just been listed in our Etsy store!

Right, it's 36°C (in the shade) outside, so we're off to enjoy the sun!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Etsy Miniatures Update - From Spuds to Hello Kitty!

Looking out of the workshop window this afternoon, you could be forgiven for thinking that we're heading into winter.  Summer has been washed away by the torrents of rain falling from dark skies and the recently arrived leaves are getting blown from the trees by gale force winds. And it's darn cold! Let's hope it's temporary.

Global warming, pffft...!

The poor weather means that we're staying inside and keeping our fingers busy.  We've finished up these pieces....

Friday, 4 July 2014

Happy 4th of July - we made you something!

Happy July 4th to all our American friends!

We've made a beautiful collection to celebrate today. They're now in our Etsy store.

Here they are in no particular order...

Thursday, 3 July 2014

July 4th Miniatures

Just to let you know that we're putting the finishing touches to our July 4th miniatures.  We even made some bunting!

Miniature 4th July bunting shown with a cutter for scale

We'll let you know as soon as they are ready :)

Friday, 27 June 2014

Etsy Update - Gorgeous new miniatures for the weekend!

Short and sweet - all of these pieces have just been listed in our Etsy store :)

You can find them at 

Back with more soon :)

Have a great weekend!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Miniatures Show Preview - SIMP 2014

Coucou les gens qui parlent français!!!  (Sorry - no time to do an English translation, so please enjoy the pictures!)

Ca faisait un bail :)

Alors, le Simp?....ben...c'est dans deux jours il est grand temps de vous faire baver un peu, non?

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Etsy Update - New Miniature Strawberry Tart and Cheesecake

It may well be the SIMP show in four day's time and the preparations for it are keeping us really busy, but that's not stopping us from popping a couple of new pieces on Etsy for you!

We'll do a SIMP preview post in the next couple of days (or check out our Twitter, Flickr or Instagram feeds now), but while we're working on that, here are today's new miniatures...

Friday, 13 June 2014

Friday Flashback - Chocolate Miniatures!

Today we resurrect a feature that we started when we launched this blog - Friday Flashback!  

It's a chance for us to re-visit some of our earlier work and to show newcomers to "Paris Miniatures" some pieces that they may have missed.

Are you ready to go back...?

Thursday, 12 June 2014

New Miniatures in our Etsy Store

There are a couple of new items in our Etsy store today and neither of them is a FOOTBALL!  That's a soccer ball for our US readers ;)

That's about the only reference we're going to make to the World Cup for now, neither of us being big fans of football/soccer.  That might change if France or England do well....never say never!

So, onto today's miniatures...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Etsy Update - Hello Kitty and Caramel

Today's Etsy store updates - a really cute miniature Hello Kitty cupcake, cappuccino and snack set and some French caramels...

Do you want to see some more pictures?

Thought so!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Etsy Store Update - Miniature Flower Sablé and Apricot Tart

We've just added a couple of new items to our Etsy store - a beautiful sablé and a delicious-looking apricot tart...

Here are the pics...

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Paris Brest & St Honoré Pastries

The Paris Brest and the St Honoré are among the classics when it comes to French pastries. Emma's been making them in miniature since she was a young girl (and eating the real ones for just as long!)

When I moved to France, I fell in love with the Paris Brest and it's still my go-to thing when faced with display counters chock-full of colourful pastries of all shapes and sizes and too little time to choose.  In a world of uncertainty, disappointments and very expensive pastries, I can always be pretty sure that wherever I buy them, a Paris Brest will not disappoint!

Anyway...we're about to make some more mini versions of these pastries for the SIMP as we're down to the last ones.  So we've listed these last ones on Etsy at a reduced price for those who still haven't added these pieces to your miniature pastry collections (...and why not?!)

Miniature Paris Brest pastries
 Miniature Paris Brest pastries
(in our Etsy store)

Miniature St Honoré pastries
Miniature St Honoré pastries
(in our Etsy store)

St Honoré and Paris Brest miniature pastries
St Honoré and Paris Brest miniature pastries

As a side note, this is one of those occasions when a miniature really benefits from being seen close up. Check out the first picture of the Paris Brest at the top of this post full size and tell me that it couldn't be a real one...

Trust me, as a Paris Brest expert! 


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Liquorice Allsorts - English Candy Jars

Liquorice allsorts is one of those culinary creations that started accidentally when a tray of candy samples about to be shown to a client was dropped.  Hastily and haphazardly re-arranged by the clumsy employee, the client was intrigued by the new creations.  The Bassett company quickly put these candies into production.

That was in 1899 and ever since, they have been a part of every British kids' childhood as well as being popular in many other countries.

They look great when they're all mixed up and so when we made some miniature ones for our Etsy store, we decided that rather than putting them in a packet, the best way to see these colourful treats would be in a beautiful glass jar.

And here they are!

You can find them in our Etsy store here.

Do you like allsorts?  Do they have even them in your country?  Let us know in the comments :)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Celebrating 5 Years on Etsy! Save 15% on Everything in our Etsy store this weekend!!

Did you know that our Etsy store has been open for FIVE YEARS?!  It seems like such a short time ago that we sat down and said to each other "Let's give it a try".

Today, with the amazing support of miniature collectors from all over the planet, we're the top miniature store on Etsy France, and we're also the 7th most frequented Etsy store in France too!  Not bad for a "try"...

To say thank you, we're having a discount weekend.  Starting now you can save 15% on everything in our Etsy store!

You will need to enter the coupon code 5YEARS at the checkout to claim your discount.

Ends midnight Sunday 18 May 2014.

To whet your appetite, here are some items that added to our store today (Friday).  The discount applies to these and everything else in our store!*

Miniature lemon tart
Tarte au citron (lemon tart)

Miniature pizza

Miniature violet cake
Violet cake

Miniature Chocolate pastries with sundae
Chocolate pastries with sundae

Miniature Lay's chips / crisps
Lay's chips / crisps

Miniature Sablé (French shortbread) cake
Sablé (French shortbread) cake

Visit the store at

Here's to the next five years!

*There is no minimum spend! The discount only applies to items currently listed in our Etsy store and can't be extended to reserved items, custom orders or items that are on hold.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Miniature Meringues - Etsy Update

Another beautiful series of miniatures were recently added to our Etsy store.  They included these cute little meringue displays. 

One is on a shabby chic stand and the other in a little glass jar with a 'toile de Jouy' covered lid.

You can see more like this at

And as with all our meringues, they're hand-piped individually and not made with push moulds! :-p


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

More SIMP Miniatures Show Details - Paris 2014

We've had our placement confirmed for next month's SIMP miniatures show in Paris.

You'll find us on stand 54, which is in the central aisle on the left hand side.  If you've seen us there before, it's our usual place :)

That's all well and good, but now we just need to make something to put on the stand!  Aaaargh!!

Find out all the details about the show (times, access, prices) on our shows page.