Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dollhouse Miniature Candyland Trolley coming along nicely :)

I have been hard at work filling numerous orders so I haven't been able to keep up with my blog much right now.  I'm currently making another Upelkuchen cake in the footed box and then I have a Bertie Botts Cabinet custom order to make.  So I'll be a bit busy for some time.  I also made this lovely custom ordered ice cream holder for a dear client who's putting together a Honeydukes sweet shop out of many of Sherry and I's Honeydukes items we've made:

This will go in her shop window :)

In between drying times on things I have been trying to work on my Candyland Trolley.  I really love how it's turning out so far :)  I've been making items to put on it, like this sweet platter:
I needed to use some white on the trolley due to all of the colors already on it.  Otherwise, they just sort of blend in to the pastel wash finish.  Hard to tell on the picture, but the platter is far more detailed and pretty in person.
Here's what I've done thus far:

Still so far to go but I do have some tall thin glass containers full of various candies.

a better shot of those tall containers

Whew that one is a little bright and washed out looking :(  Goofy camera.
Still have to make the other pieces for the top twirly display.  There will be a couple ice creams I think.  A chocolate cone with bits of candy bar in it and a bright candied vanilla one with a cherry on top.  As you can maybe see, I've made a cute little decorated chocolate cake with a slice taken out of it.  There is also a glass pedestal candy cup holding various sugared suckers and lolly pops.  There are shiny glass orbs inside the glass cup that are currently swimming in clear glue that has yet to dry out :)   The glue will shrink up leaving only the orbs showing holding in the stems of the candy pops.  I wish you all could see how lovely this really is in person!  I'll post updates as I work along.     


  1. Always loving your candy minis! Id love to see your customers Honeydukes when shes done , its fun to see other peoples takes on a project! Im also trying to do the Bertie Botts beans display, proving to be trickier than Id anticipated !Kate xxx

  2. I love it, it's coming along very well!

    Marisa :)

  3. Que gran trabajo Tara, se ve absolutamente precioso.
    Me encanta ese maravilloso colorido.
    besitos ascension