Dolls House Miniature food was the very first category that we added to MyTinyWorld back in 2007. The honor of being the very first item listed went to our Frankfurter meal which if you click the link you will see we still sell although admittedly now sporting an updated photo!
Oh, how excited were we? Next went up the miniature Chicken Drumstick Meal then the Salmon Dinner. Then we added one of our now famous dolls house miniature Ice Creams followed quickly by some bakery, miniature electric lights finishing up with three mini cakes. In total we added 51 items on our very first day. For any one interested, clicking this link will show you exactly what we added and in what order.
Now for those of you that have not fallen asleep yet, you should have noticed something. The vast majority of our items added where all Dolls House Miniature Food related. You see, we had done some research before starting our company and one thing that staggered us was the total lack of good quality miniature food that actually looked like miniature food! Not only that with only one or two big dolls house company’s around they could charge what they wanted and didn’t really have a decent range.
The two founding directors, Paul and Terrie, both had a food related background. Paul had been a chef in his previous life and Terrie had spend the last 14 years making cakes and covering them in hundreds of handmade sugar flowers! So, it was logical that we picked food to miniaturise.
Over the last few years one of the best selling lines has been our dolls house miniature cakes. From the first three we listed on the first day we have grown the range to over 600. We probably sell around 5000 annually and it has almost become our trademark miniature food item. At virtually every exhibition, dolls house show, miniaturist club demonstration or workshop we hold we get asked “How do you make your cakes?”, followed very quickly by “What are your miniature cakes made from?”.
The answers of course are by hand and from air dried Clay. Surprisingly (not!) these are not really the answers people were looking for – I think they expected us to divulge all of our secrets and put ourselves out of the miniature cake making business. Actually we do show people because were are actually nice people and we enjoy watching the faces when the realisation hits on just how easy they are to make! What we have not done before is put a general tutorial online for everyone to share – today we are.
Above you can see the thumbnails for the tutorial on making our dolls house miniature cakes we have put together. If you click the images you will see a full screen version but it is probably better to download the pdf version from here.
We hope you have as much fun making the miniature cakes as we do and as always if you have any questions please ask away and feedback is most welcome.