Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Workspace... Playing with Colour

Preparing for Valentine's Day, and well it just had to be French didn't it?! With Paris being the city of love (not sure if it is since the only time I was there I was 9 years old, despite being in and out of France dozens of time since then) but I love the romance of the architecture, fashion and food. So... most of my Valentine's Range for 2012 fits nicely into my 'Fabulously French' Range too.

Here's a glimpse into my workspace... been making tonnes of 'religieuse' (famous French pastry) in the Ladurée style. Invented some of my own colours for them but they're mostly the same as you'd find in Ladurée. Each one takes me ages to make as I am extremely attentive to detail and have spent years practicing to get them as close to the originals as possible.

Take a look at the colourful happenings over at my other blog too and check back here (and my online store) very soon as I launch my new Valentine's Range for 2012. :)tu
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

TUTORIAL - How to make Valentine's Cupcakes

Yes... finally... my first video tutorial about making mini food is available! Sorry you guys had to wait soooo long. :)

With Valentine's Day coming up I thought it would be fun to show you how to make Valentine's Day Cupcakes.

Click the image below (or click here) to go straight to my YouTube Channel to watch the video tutorial.

And find the PDF tutorial which accompanies the video (and is more in depth with full colour photos showing how-to) at my online shop.

The first 5 people to buy the Valentine's Cupcake Tutorial PDF will be sent a pack of Valentine's cake toppers (candy hearts, chocolate hearts, candy rosebuds, cherries, strawberry slices, sprinkles) free of charge with their order! Postage is also free.

Click to watch the FREE online video tutorial

PDF tutorial examples

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Coming soon... with love!

St Valentine's Day
is not far off.... just less than a month away! And besides a whole new and special range to celebrate the romantic season, there's something else coming soon...

... the first ever Hummingbird Miniatures 'mini food tutorial' for you to watch and see how. :)

Stay tuned and don't miss it. Either start subscribing to my YouTube Channel now or keep an eye on this blog for when the video tutorial is posted.

I'm off to London now to meet my agent in the Laduree section of Harrods. Yay! Have a great day everyone.
C xxx

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Dollhouse Moment on TV!

Had to share this because I thought it was so cool!
It's a recent British TV commercial which takes you into the tiny world of a dollhouse, miniature model railway, snow-globe, and cuckoo clock and advertises the technical communication that keeps them all connected.

Click on the image above to watch the commercial or scroll through the images below. They're so much fun! Wish I'd been hired to build out some of the models.... I'm so out of the loop in the UK! To be remedied... ;)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cheese please!

With over 700 British cheeses made in the UK, boy did I miss English cheese when I lived in the US! Felt inspired to make some fun English cheese plates as part of my 'Best of British' range and here's some photos for you to see.
Stay tuned for glass-domed cheese boards to be added to my shop before long...
Find cheese at my online shop as well!

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Oh Deary Me!

Noooooo.... there has been quite a mishap over at Hummingbird! As I was packing all my miniatures to transport them from the US to the UK (via my hand-luggage of course) I accidentally stood a box of dozens of Pink Birthday Cakes next to a heater. A very hot heater. So, tragically, several of the birthday cakes now have tiny hair-line cracks in the frosting because of the heat exposure. The cracks are mostly at the back and not super noticeable, but they are there nonetheless.

I couldn't possibly throw them away. They're far too detailed and pretty (and hours of work goes into each one) so I'll see if anyone wants to buy one at a discount. Scroll down for discount info.

You can't really see any cracks at the front - it's mostly the back. I've put some photos down at the bottom to show the damage. Take a look and let me know what you think. :)

The Classic Pink Birthday Cake with Candles

And below are photos of two different cakes showing some cracks... :(

Buy an undamaged Pink Birthday Cake at my shop here

Or a slightly damaged cake at a whopping over 35% off at my shop here
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