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French Bakery Miniatures & 3 New Dollhouse Room Boxes!

Filed under Miniature Baking, Provence Kit, Shadowbox/Room Box, Shannon Cooper
Update! A newer post about Shannon’s artwork is here.

A quick reminder: The Autumn Tea Gift Tags announced in last Sunday’s newsletter is still on offer! FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! More info and inspiration from the Eastern Estate Fairy Tea Booth No.5!

Design Team Member Shannon Cooper has created a super sweet (pun intended) diorama that is so amazing in all of its minute detail, called La Petite Patisserie.

La Petite Patisserie is inspired by the French Provence Country Kit and Add-On Kit. It’s made out of the new Storefront Room Box that is an ample 10″ tall x 10″ wide (and with the extra 2″ above the “room”, that facade will give you space to add signage or (like in Shannon’s cute artwork) an awning. This design includes a nice, big window, and a door with a window and a transom above it. Doesn’t La Petite Patisserie make you want to run out to the closest bakery and load up on butt-widening treats? I can smell the bread and pastries now!

Step into La Petite Patisserie for a croissant and un cafe, then enjoy them at the outdoor table with a little friend.

“Looking through the window we see delicious breads, creme filled cookies, macaroons, and cake, and on the new pretty scrolled table (that is actually a tiny plant stand), against the wall there are more cakes, creme puffs, and teddy cookies. The white shelf got a trimming of Dresden (that came in handy for the cake stand edges and “baseboards”) before being topped with a plant, wee clock, and a metal teapot.

“My favorite part of this project was the cake stands and cake sitting on the ornate cake table. (Well, that’s a toss-up as the new silicone molds made making the bread quick and easy: Smash polymer clay into mold. Bake. Add coloring with soft pastel. Bam! Done.) But back to cake: Alpha Stamps has a Cake Stand Kit, and the cakes are miniature wooden cakes that have a bit of trim glued around the middle! How many times can one use cake in a paragraph? I need cake.

La Petite Patisserie Supply List

If you like the Room Boxes, guess what? We have 2 additional NEW room boxes (in addition to the Storefront one Shannon used). There is the Arched Room Box and the Open Front Room Box. With 5 room boxes to choose from, what will you make next?

Head on over to Shannon’s blog and see the cake decorating tutorial she’s put together, and more pictures!


Hooray for the Tiny French Bakery Giveaway!

Wow! Did you check out Shannon’s La Petite Patisserie Supply List? There were so many pretty little things to choose from, I had a hard time picking out what to put in today’s Giveaway
– Storefront Room Box (whee!)
– Miniature Flour and Sugar Sacks
– White Mini Ceramic Urn (it’s over on the left side of the door in Shannon’s artwork)
– Miniature Bichon Frise Dog
– Miniature Cake Kit
– Mini Cake Stand Kit
– Set of Wooden Table Legs (Shannon made her own table that’s in the window)
– Roosters Collage Sheet (did you notice the cute litttle rooster calendar on the wall inside Shannon’s bakery?)
– White Dresden Border Sampler Set (Back in Stock!)

To enter the Tiny French Bakery Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, October 30, 2015)! And tell me: If you win the drawing, will you make your own French Bakery? Are there more food/baking-related miniatures you’d like to see? (If so, what things?)

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Fall French Tea Giveaway? That would be Laurie Davis!

She replied to my query “What would you make with the items in the Giveaway? From tea cups to roosters, and gold number plates to miniature books… I’m not sure (anyone?) can replicate the Eastern Estate Fairy Tea Booth No.5, so tell me what you would make.”:

Love this beautiful fall French country stuff! Pick my name please!!

Posted by Leslie, October 29th, 2015

82 responses to “French Bakery Miniatures & 3 New Dollhouse Room Boxes!”

  1. Jamie says:

    My 9 year old and I would love to make our own tiny bakery!

  2. Peg D says:

    Yes! That is what I would make! I love this more than anything I would love to see some things in the food line done with resins too. Punch bowls and things like that. I used to make dollhouses years ago and the resin work for miniatures was something I never did. Would love to learn. I love this little bakery!!

  3. fantastic assortment……love it!

  4. Leanna says:

    I’d love to win and make a tiny French bakery! I just love miniatures. I have some miniature hanging plants I made that would look great above the shelves!

  5. Rho Daniels says:

    This is precious! I think I want to live in your patisserie, or perhaps make one of my own to enjoy 🙂

  6. Ooh La La! Zee French Bakery, she is loverly….please send stuff to me so I can build her, naturally!
    Seriously, you have a fabulously gifted group of designers, I just want to come wallow in your offices and hang out with creative people! That would be my idea of heaven!
    Cheers and huge congrats on hitting another project out of the ballpark,

  7. Aimee D says:

    Tres jolie! My mom sent me over to see how cute this was- I love miniatures. Would I make my own bakery? Oui! The food assortment is quite delectable, I see nothing lacking!

  8. Orlie Severson says:

    OMG I am in love !!! I would love to win this give away. I would make it in my Halloween House. You have me really hooked now. LOVE LOVE LOVE

  9. Oh how I would love to win these I would make such a cute mini collage with them thank you LOVE~!!

  10. Sunny says:

    Sacre bleu! Just what I’ve always wanted – my own French bakery. WOW! I can’t believe the detail of the items you use, including croissants. And the chipboard shapes just keep getting better and better.

  11. Kim Lucak says:

    So sweet! My daughters would enjoy making a mini French bakery!!!

  12. Ann C. says:

    Oh yes, I would make this French bakery! I actually have made a miniature patisserie years ago and would love to create another using this kit!

  13. LeAnn says:

    I don’t think I have the skills to make my own French bakery, but I love it. Excellent work Shannon!

  14. Emily Ann says:

    So cute!! Would love to see more molds for miniature food.

  15. Denise says:

    I would love to make this bakery. Such detail! Wonderful.

  16. Susan says:

    I’ve admired everything in the past, but this one “takes the cake”!! Want this desperately.

  17. Traci says:

    WOW!!! What a beautiful bakery. I would love to sit outside and enjoy a few pastries. I would love to make one too! >^..^<

  18. Beverly S says:

    Too sweet! (Pun intended) I would definitely make a bakery. I’ve loved all things miniature for decades. Winning would be awesome!

  19. Ritva says:

    So gorgeous, I would be exited to be able to make A French Bakery.

  20. I would love to be able to make this awesome Bakery….so cute

  21. Cynthia says:

    As a international awarding winning doll artist, I would love to win this store front. It will be the beginning of my street scene for my miniature dolls.Please, Please.

  22. Karen says:

    This is a wonderful – and delicious – little bakery. Everything is just so perfect. It would be fun to work with all the things in this giveaway.

  23. Amber says:

    Aw! Whatever I made would have to have the Miniature Bichon Frise Dog as the star of the show. Too cute!

  24. MaggieM says:

    Oh my gosh, I love the new store front box! I am fascinated by all those adorable miniatures. A French bakery isn’t complete without a tray or croissants. My youngest granddaughter is redecorating her bedroom ala francaise and I would love to create a french bakery for her to admire. Great giveaway!

  25. Gabrielle H says:

    I would love to make a miniature cafe! I love small food items!

  26. Jen R says:

    I would make a little English bakery vignette.

  27. Amy says:

    “Sweet”. I would indeed make a French bakery. How delightful this would look in my kitchen.

  28. Barbara Johnson says:

    I would definitely follow your lead and make a little bakery! This is so beautiful and I love all the miniatures.

  29. Charlotte Deerborn says:

    This is so cute that I just have to make it if I win. Heck I want to make it even if I don’t win.

  30. Laural says:

    I would try to replicate this sweet bakery.

  31. Mary Helene says:

    This looks good enough to eat and I would love to try making one my self.

  32. jean marmo says:

    Oh this set would be perfect for my daughter in law. She is a chef and loves to bake. I could make a sweet Christmas present for her!

  33. Andrea says:

    I would give this to my 17 year old daughter if I won. She had the opportunity to go to Paris with the Girls Scouts this past Summer and has been taking French for 6 years. (I would have a blast helping her though!)

  34. Kristie says:

    I love the store front. A French bakery would be wonderful, as would times for a perfumery, or a ladie’s boutique.

  35. KIM says:

    Who doesn’t like bakery sweets.
    Little bakery shop is sweet to look at.
    Thanks, Alpha Stamps for the chance to win.

  36. ginger benedict says:

    I love these room boxes, they are just what I’ve been looking for. I want to make a Disney type Main Street with a toy store, bakery and a candy store!

  37. Kristie N says:

    This is beautiful. I love everything about this giveaway. I would make a Tea Room, and the bakery items would be in the Tea Room.

  38. Laurie says:

    Would love to win the French bakery. As a miniaturist this has been on my bucket list. My Granddaughter loves mini’s too and would be a great project to do together!

  39. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Teeny, tiny, and awesome.

  40. Lou Anne says:

    If I were the lucky winner I’d have to make a tiny French bakery. You have outdone yourselves this time! It’s delicious and low calorie!

  41. Lana says:

    I didn’t think it was possible, but you have outdone yourself!!!! I’d love to see tiny cups and saucers, delicate ones with roses on them.

  42. marykay chisum says:

    Love love love the French bakery! Would definitely try my hand at it and make some poly clay goodies to add to the baked goods.

  43. Christi C says:

    My mouth actually is watering! I don’t think my diet could handle making a French bakery without blowing my diet! I think this would make a cute pet store 🙂

  44. Ginette says:

    It looks so real , like to try another diorama.

  45. carol says:

    I always wanted a doll house type of structure with all those cute miniature things.How about a fancy boudoir.

  46. cheryl foster says:

    I would love to see more cakes, and kitchen things. My mom liked decorating cakes and I would love to make a room box for her.

  47. Marilyn H says:

    Oh yes, I would make my own. I have lots of miniatures I can use to flesh it out too!

  48. Karen Mallory says:

    That bakery room box is so fabulous! I would certainly want to make it!!

  49. Janet Turner says:

    I love this giveaway. My daughter raises chickens, so I’m always looking for pictures to make crafts for her. Those roosters would look great on a collage box.

  50. Virginia says:

    I would SO make a La Petite Patisserie!!!

  51. Lana vassallo says:

    Wow!!! Your designers blow mind every time!!!! I would love to try my hand at my own little bakery. If I could I would fill my shop with pies, scones, cake, tea, fresh baked breads…mmmmm. I think I need to bake something! Lol

  52. Kathleen Vaughan says:

    When I was a kid my grandmother made many miniatures. One of my favorites was a country store. I would love to make a little French bakery, in her honor!!!

  53. Megan Warren says:

    I am in love with this store front, it reminds me of a store in the town I grew up in. You’ve got all kinds of miniatures, I think I would try to recreate that little piece of my childhood with the jars of candy, doilies, quilts and antique furniture. I loved that store.

  54. Sokat says:

    I would have to replicate this because I have no idea how to improve on this idea. Just beautiful

  55. jyl Adams says:

    I would love to create a french backery, in quarter scale no less! it looks like you have all the fixings to get it done too. thank you.

  56. I adore this little bakery! My leaning is toward the dark side, however. Satan’s Bake Shop would feature Devil’s Food and Fallen Angel Cake, at least. So much fun!

  57. Jennie says:

    Ooohhh! I wouldn’t make a baker. I’d make a witchy tea room. Much like the one in Salem Mass.

  58. shartl says:

    This is just exquisite! I admit to a real love of pastries of all kinds so my eyes are as wide as saucers as I gaze at all this gorgeous detail. That little layer cake is so pretty and the breads are making me hungry! I love miniatures of all kinds so I would love to make one of these pastry shops to place on my mantel. Even the Bichon would be perfect for me because I have a dog that looks very much like him! It looks like you pretty much already offer everything a well stocked bakery needs!

  59. Nancy Carter says:

    “Let them eat cake!” is Marie’s greeting as she opens her shop!
    What exquisite miniatures to work the tiny shoppe!

  60. Brennielee says:

    I would make my own French Bakery with a twist!

  61. Karen says:

    Would love to win and make a French bakery. I made an American one but the french is so much more elegant from the decorations to the pastries.

  62. Lots of cute goodies – What a display!

  63. ingrid says:

    Love all things miniature!!!! Thrilled with these additions! Definitely would be building a tiny French pastry shop. : )

  64. Jackie Barth says:

    I am a miniaturist and would love to make a French bakery with this kit!!!

  65. Phoebe Diamond says:

    A bakery would be nice, then again so would a cheese shop or a meat shop. Any thing having to do with food would be fun.

  66. Lori D. says:

    I would absolutely make a French bakery! I adore this giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win, I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  67. Dawn says:

    I love this giveaway. I would make a French Christmas themed sweet shop.

  68. Carol Slowik says:

    This is so sweet. I would definitely make my own French bakery!

  69. Kay W says:

    I love this! I would love to make a mini French bakery.

  70. Denise Bryant says:

    Yes, I’d make a French bakery! Love these cute minis!

  71. Nancy S says:

    This is just delightful. I have a good friend who loves everything French. What a great X-mas gift this would be for her. Pick me!!!

  72. Gannie says:

    I would love to make this little bakery, with baskets piled high with French breads. I would also like fancy tarts and eclairs, in pretty take-home boxes tied up with string.
    Shannon, your bakery is delightful. I wish it was next door!

  73. Jo says:

    I would make a mini witch’s kitchen!

  74. Kimberly Barcello says:

    Oo la oui. Une patisserie!

  75. barbara macaskill says:

    OMG!! I am loving all of these room boxes!!! I can see an entire mansion being created using them and like Helen Winchester I would keep adding on until there was no room left to add a thing!!!
    Would love to make a French Bakery for my Fairy Village with tarts, beignets, croissants and all sorts of other yummy pastries!!! This would be an awesome starter for me to get my feet wet and give me the confidence to get all the rooms and go crazy!!! TFS!

  76. Lynne says:

    What a lovely give away! I would love to try this little room box…perhaps a cupcake shop or a tea shop? Fingers crossed!

  77. Luanne says:

    love the pastry cart. I would look cute with my Christmas decorations.

  78. Leah Fein says:

    I would make a fairy bakery, using all the little bits and bobs in the giveaway, but of course adding glitter and wings!

  79. Kari Gluski says:

    Yummy! I would love to make this.

  80. April says:

    Would love to make the bakery! More food on platters would be nice, Turkey’s, entrees, that sort of thing.

  81. Thalia Kottke says:

    I love this cute little shop! I would totally make the little bakery.

  82. Zee says:

    I would design my own French Bakery indeed. I already have a name picked out! I am a baker and love to see sweets and pastries from other countries. Right now I’m going through a doughnut phase so I’m buying up all the doughnut washi I can find. My favorite item to be a miniature would be the French macarons. I absolutely love the vivid colors used for them.