Many times I get inspired by the beautiful food photography I see in social media, but rarely do I actually get down to sculpting them. But just a few days ago I spotted Yina's (a lovely Singaporean blogger) photo of a rainbow cake.
It was just too gorgeous a photo and I was immediately drawn to all the colours on that delicious-looking cake. I then set about to miniaturise the cake, not entirely identical but largely inspired by it hmm.
Also, I actually had the intention to make the plate as well together with drawing the snowman in 'chocolate sauce' but with another project awaiting, I guess this would have to do for now.
Just 2 days till the last workshop for the year, and less than 10 days before I fly off to New York. Wow, everything seems to be happening in fast motion suddenly.
Hope everyone's doing well, and basking in the joys of December!
I've been working on this commission for a few days, and it comes with a bittersweet story which I've gotten permission to share, and will do so in the later part of the post. Especially love it when these commissions allow me to make miniature food which I haven't even thought to try making, and I must say I love the results. :)
There are at least 40 miniature love letters/egg rolls in the little glass bottle, and they are all individually hand sculpted and removable from the bottle. For those who haven't eaten these before, these Chinese love letters (or egg rolls) are a traditional crispy biscuit often eaten during Chinese New Year.
So, a lady had commissioned me a few weeks to make a little bottle of egg rolls, and it was to be a gift to her late mom. Her mom had always enjoyed food miniatures, and decorated her office with them.
In her daughter's words.. "Just to share, the reason why we picked love letters was because it was intended as a gift to commemorate my Mom's birthday next year. Even though she's gone. My Mom's birthday had always coincided with CNY, and next year it'll be no different, and since love letters are one of her favorite CNY snack...we thought it couldn't make a better choice than to gift her that..."
Her daughter wishes to make this a yearly tradition, to add a food miniature to her mom's resting niche every year. I had sculpted these little egg rolls with this bittersweet backstory in mind.
It's always a pleasure to hear from my customers about the stories behind their commissions.