Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

At the Show - Food, Kits & Workshop

Ruth Stewart, Stewart Dollhouse Creations, creates in 1:12 and 1:48 scales. She offers cakes, cupcakes, pastries, tea sets, laser cut antique doilies, lots of kits, and more. Ruth taught a workshop at the 2012 Show on how to make a variety of miniature flowers. ruth@stewartdollhousecreations.com, stewartdollhousecreations.com

Halloween Cake House is offered finished and as a 1:12 scale wood kit, 3-1/2 inches tall. It is covered in polymer clay to mimic fondant. The railing, door, windows, spider webs and cats are laser cut. The pumpkins, roses and leaves are handmade. Ruth then uses her special frosting to decorate with vines and borders.

Interior view of Halloween Cake House.
Scarecrow cupcakes with handmade little hats and candy corn noses, 1:12 scale. Cupcake mold kit available on Ruth's website. In the future, she will be offering a tutorial, hats and candy corn to make the scarecrow cupcakes.
The Cupcake Emporium Kit comes with the base, back, Cupcake and floor, 1:12 scale. First put together and paint the cupcake bakery stand, display stand, prep table with all the fixings, table and chairs, and cupcake small display table. Then make all the cupcakes. Included are a frosting kit, cupcake trims, tutorials, and cupcake mold kit. Components also sold separately. stewartdollhousecreations.com/mcupckit02

In Ruth's workshop "Making Flowers From Clay" participants learned techniques to make petals, leaves, and mix clay. Students took home a detailed booklet on making flowers.

A blank sliceable cake and frosting were provided to help complete the cake. Students picked a vase for their bouquet.

Ruth Stewart holding the prototypes for the cake and a vase of flowers.
Previous Ruth Stewart post here.

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