November 7, 2014

Holiday Cakes in 80 degree weather





Even though it's 82 degrees at the beach here right now, I am getting ready for the Miniatures West Club "Miniature Fantasy" Show and Sale on February 14, 2015 in Culver City, California.

October 17, 2014

I love the fall season

 
 
When I was growing up in Pennsylvania, fall was my favorite season.  Now that I live in California, I can recreate the sense of the fall season by making fall miniatures.

August 29, 2014

Grapes, grapes, grapes ......


For a while now, I have been trying to improve my ability to create "true to life" miniature grapes. I just discovered that part of my difficulty is there are over 5,000 different varieties of grapes.  WOW !!  Compare my latest attempt of miniature grapes to a real grape.

June 30, 2014

My "Book Box" is finally finished

 
 

 
 

 
My old/new project is finally completed – a “Book Box”.  I’ve had the book for a few years but was not sure what miniatures would work best.  With the Eiffel Tower on the cover, I finally decided to fill my Book Box with French wine and cheese.  I was pleasantly surprised how well the blue mold is so evenly veined on the Bleu D’Auvergne cheese.  I may never be able to do it again.
 

June 18, 2014

New Project

I am working on a large project with several pieces. This is one part of the project showing Cabecou de Gramat French cheese, a bottle of wine and a chunk of Cheddar. Don't think about eating any of this because it is a MINIATURE.

When I used to fly for American Airlines I would have lay overs in Paris. One of my most fond memories was having French cheese and wine on the lawn by the Eiffel Tower.  This takes me back to one of those special moments.  (we were not supposed to drink wine there, ha, ha)

May 29, 2014

Peaches & Cream

Peaches and Cream miniature cake.
Just in time for summer.

April 24, 2014

I'm Back (Again)

 

One of my favorite small meals is Lean Cuisine's Butternut Squash Ravioli.  It inspired me to create this dish in miniature and to rejoin the wonderful world of miniatures again.