November 3, 2015

Fresh Fruit Cake for the holidays

This is not the kind of "fruit cake" you used to hate receiving as a gift over the holidays.
I took dozens of pictures over two days before one of them looked "almost" as good as the real thing.  When the larger fruits were the right colors, the grapes and berries were too dark.  When the grapes and berries were bright enough, all of the larger fruits had the same color. 

September 19, 2015

Getting Ready For Fall


I took a small break from making miniatures and started again. This time I'm doing it for my own pleasure.

February 2, 2015

Valentine Fun with Cakes, Cards and .......


Have some fun this Valentine's Day with a baker's preparation table loaded with Goodies.

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays


Hope all of you are having a wonderful Christmas and Holidays!

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.