Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Yum!

So this morning I decided (Lord knows why...) to try to make some miniature cherry turnovers.  I went to the bakery and purchased a lovely turnover to use as a model.

Things went fairly well until I dropped the box of pastels whilst looking for the ochre.  Spent over an hour cleaning up, sorting and re-packing pastels.  Apparently AlphaColors' idea of magenta is a far cry from mine...

But back to the bakery.....



I managed to produce 6 tiny turnovers with which I am fairly happy.




I would like for them to be puffier so I guess I'll have to spend a little more time "fluffing" the next batch.  I also discovered that I can use the red Gallery Glass for the filling before appling and baking the icing.  It "cooks" quickly to the shiny red color and then I can tuck the filling under the icing a little easier.  Next time I'll do that first.

I still have to figure out what to use to make the pastry itself shiny like the real thing.  My pastry is a little dull.  I could paint on some of the Fimo gloss but then I'd have to be really careful not to get it on the icing.  I am going to see if using the gloss first, letting it dry, then icing and baking will have any adverse effects on the gloss.  It is such a low temperature that I don't think so but we'll have to see.

This was kind of fun but more futzy than I like to work, though perhaps I'd get faster with time.  This easily took me the better part of the day.....not counting the pastel problem.

And yes....when I finished with the photograph, Matt and I shared the pastry.  Delish!

Tabitha


18 comments:

Catherine said...

I think your pastries look equally delicious. You did such a great job. They are beautiful!!!

I would have given up and eaten the real one after I had to clean up all the chalk mess, out of frustration.
I have never used or seen the materials you are talking about. Nor do I have any idea how you 'fluff' up clay to make it look like flaky bread. It always amazes me when I see a clay artists bread loaf cut and there are all the tiny holes in it.

Fiver said...

Susan, these little turnovers are wonderful! They look just like the real thing! Please don't tell me this is your first attempt or I will have to kill you, LOL.

The Old Maid said...

Yummy cakes!!

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

I think they're amazing Susan and look like the real thing. Bet they took ages. Im fascinted by mini cakes, but like in the real world too i cant make cakes, lol.
I have used the fimo varnish and then baked it, but it went a bit white in the oven. But it was a very thick layer. Maybe run a test if you do so next time so your turnovers are not wasted.
I have found other makes of gloss varnish like sculpey sont go white.

Anthoula said...

You did an amazing job! I love it!

julie campbell said...

These look really really good !
As for the real one....... I would have eaten that round about the time I made the mess !
julie xxx

Debbie said...

They good good enough to eat Susan..xxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Oh yum!! Both big and small look super tasty, they really do look like you could eat them too!
Think they look great as they are but looking forward to seeing the puffier ones too. I lurve apple turnovers, hope it was as nice as it looked! Kate xxx

Ascension said...

Que buen trabajo, son exactas a las originales.
besitos ascension

Puppenstubennostalgie said...

Sieht wirklich sehr lecker und realistisch aus... und das große Stück gab es dann hinterher zum Kaffee...oder?

Liebe Grüße PuNo/Monika

kimsminiatures said...

They look perfect and now I must go find a turnover QUICK!!!! I will be thinking of you as I eat one Susan. Oh well the diet can wait yet another day Lol Hugs~ Kim

Beatriz Fernández said...

Son replicas exactas del original en mini.
Felicidades!!
SAludos

Michelle's Mad World said...

They look good enough to eat! I can't fault them! :o))

Michelle xx

Heather said...

They are wonderful. I probably would have eaten the pastry before I was done make the miniature ones!

Janice said...

What a fabulous excuse for enjoying a pastry!

May said...

Una réplica exacta Es uno de los Grandes Debes ESTAR contentisima.
Besitos de mayo

Katie said...

These are incredible! Love the cherry juice oozing out the sides! Perfect!

miniaturist59 said...

They do look real!!! I see flakiness and the color is spot on!!