Saturday, 31 October 2009


Happy Halloween to one & all!!! Whatever you will be doing tonight I hope you have a great time. We hosted our Halloween party last night & the photos were taken before all our guests arrived, so you get a good view of how we decorated it. Not even the kitchen escaped a spooky makeover!! Blood-soaked & torn curtains, various knives dripping blood hung up on the wall, things crawling out of fireplaces, piles of bones in corners, spiders & webs, blood-soaked tablecloth, evil clowns lurking around every corner. Our theme for us, the Host & Hostess, this year was Circus Of Horrors, so my partner was an evil clown & I was the Ringmaster. A good time was had by all. Now all I have to do is start planning next years party, LOL.x.

Monday, 26 October 2009

New Minis for website

Phew!! It seems like ages ago since I last posted on my blog. Preparations are going great for our Halloween Party & I have finally got my website up & running, I think (?!!!).
The items that are on sale there at the moment are limited editions, so, once they have gone, they're gone. At the moment I only have four items for sale: Strawberry & Chocolate Tiered Charlotte, Truffle Shuffle Charlotte, Caramel Sponge Gateaux & Berry Cream Crunch Cake.
I have a limited amount of these miniature delights, but I will be making similar miniatures in the near future. Well, it's back to the workdesk to create more originals for you all to enjoy. :o)

Thursday, 8 October 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

I am still in Halloween mood & just couldn't resist making these tiny pumpkins. I have even carved faces into a few of them, which wasn't an easy task!! LOL.

I think the rest of my day will be spent making even more of these cuties to take with me to the upcoming miniatures fairs I will be attending.

We are all very busy here in the 'Ella-Rose' household with preparations underway for our annual Halloween party. This year it's going to be bigger & better!! Me & my son are being creative making most of the decorations & my partner is mixing the music to create the right atmosphere. Half the fun for me is actually making the decorations & trimming the house when the day finally arrives.

Friday, 2 October 2009

The Challenge

Last week a very dear friend of mine gave me a challenge. She wanted me to re-create in miniature the most fabulous cake that she could find!! As she works as a researcher for a wedding magazine she has an unlimited catalogue of bakers & bakeries that she can refer to. So, one day last week she turned up at my house with a box full of photos, & a packet of choccy biscuits (my favourites, LOL) & proceeded to rifle through them & choose five of the best. The rest was up to me!! It was a tough decision to make, only allowed to choose one, but here is the finished result, a hand decorated cake stand with a blackcurrant charlotte base, pink sponge cake with tiny macarons, slice of pink iced sponge cake & topped with a pretty lilac cupcake. Yummy!!

Also, I have just finished my last shift at the day job & as of Monday 'Ella-Rose Miniatures' will be my full-time occupation. It is something I have wanted to do for a very long time & finally I will be 'living the dream'.