Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sweet Treats

Here are a few more handmade wee pastries of the non-edible kind. A while back I wrote about my new favorite Japanese craft book called 'Cakes Made of Felt'. I have to say that making these felt treats is as addictive as eating the real ones. Please help yourself to a tiny tart-let.....I used little fluted metal tart pans to mold the felt for the tart shells. The creamy filling is a gathered circle of satin fabric topped with a puff of organza and a berry or glass leaf. Perhaps you'd like a raspberry cream tart....The berries were made from clusters of size 8 beads. The sugary crust on the tart shell is glitter. Maybe you would enjoy a key lime or lemon cream tart....
The felt cake-let is very similar to the one that I made for my dearest, loveliest Mama for Mother's Day. I used ribbon and rick rack on the side of the cake. Try the cream puff on top, it's delicious.... I am thinking that the wavy edge around the darker pink piece of felt on top of the cake needs some embellishment. Maybe some wee beads or embroidered french knots. Go ahead and pluck a strawberry slice off of the top, they're ripe and juicy...
I love making the little fruits and berries that top the pastries. Currently I'm working on banana and kiwi slices for the next batch of treats. They're the perfect portable project to work on outside where I can enjoy the birds and flowers in my garden. My goodness, writing this post has made me hungry. I think it's time for tea and a snack. I believe I have some ripe cherries in the fridge......Ohh! Felt cherries! I'm definitely making those next!

4 comments:

freebird said...

Oh my, these are truly luscious! I am so glad you stopped by my blog to give me a kick in the rear to come see yours. This is eye pastry to the max. All of these came from that book? Oh, I so do not need another distraction!

Plays with Needles said...

These are really fabulous Pam...I think you should sell them on Etsy, they look good enough to buy...I mean, eat...

Denise said...

Wow!! Too cute! I love the tarts - the details are luscious and I tricked my daughter into thinking they were real! But not for long, then she became enamoured with the artistry!
Cheers, Denise

Anonymous said...

You are a very gifted artist, so fasinating.