martedì 18 novembre 2014

French croissants and pains au chocolat

Am I back? So soon?
Yes! I am back to show you something I had never done before, some miniature croissants and pains au chocolat.

For a miniature breakfast or tea time, a crispy croissant covered with powered sugar and a delicious pain au chocolat filled with dark chocolate.

 I loved these when I was on holiday in the South of France. I took them to the beach and they were warm and buttery and the dark chocolate inside was simply pure heaven.

domenica 16 novembre 2014

Traditional Panettone cake for an italian Christmas

Hello miniature lovers!

This week I had the opportunity to think about the upcoming Christmas and make some new miniatures thanks to a customer of mine who requested some miniature dishes. You know whenever I lack inspiration, my customers are always the best source for new ideas.
Our traditional italian cake for Christmas is called "Panettone". It is a cake, or a sweet bread loaf, filled with raisins and candied fruits. There are different sizes and shapes of it, that is why I made a larger one and a taller, domed shaped one. I also reproduced the authentic packaging of the most known Panettone, the one made by Motta. Motta was the first industry that started producing panettone cake in large quantities and contributed to its diffusion.

 This is the traditional domed-shaped Panettone, wrapped in brown paper and with its original packaging.

This is a larger version. This is usually sold in pastry shops.
It is filled with candied fruits and raisins. You can see raisins on the top as well.

The version I made for my customer 

When I made the packaging, I tried to reproduce every detail, including the expiring date on the bottom!

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