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The Chocolate Shop, New Display Windows & Miniature Baking Sale!

Filed under Collage Sheets, Laura Carson, Miniature Baking, Miniatures, Sale, Streets of Paris, Tutorials
Update! A newer post about Laura’s artwork is here.

Remember Design Team Member Laura Carson’s Boutique Buildings from a few week’s ago? That was the fourth post of a series.

Today’s project is the fifth of many that will roll out over the next few months… all leading to building a group of miniature Parisian shops: The Streets of Paris. There will be a chocolate shop, a cafe, clothing boutique, flower shop, bookstore & pharmacy. I can’t wait to see all the details! More info here.

So, on to today’s project: The Chocolate Shop!

You might want to go back a couple posts in this series and look at Laura’s chocolates & sweets she made (that are used inside the Chocolatier).

The new products and techniques shown today can be used on all sort of projects (whether building a chocolate store or not)!


Rectangular Bay Window - Large Center WindowWow! Isn’t that stunning?! The perfect additions to the sides of the shop (and even lit up to show the tasty treats)! Lucky for you: Laura shares all in her tutorial video!

There are 3 new Rectangular Bay Windows today, all sized to fit on the 2-Story Room Box French Quarter. Laura uses two of them as display windows for her Chocolatier.

(Note: the narrower window fits the width of the window on the Storefront Room Boxes (and can also be used to add more display areas to the sides of any of the deep room boxes).)

There’s also a new Chocolate Shop Digital Set (and Collage Sheet) with items to decorate the inside and outside of a chocolate, patisserie or cake shop. And a new Chocolate Shop Bags & Boxes Collage Sheet, with a big group of chocolate shop box and bag designs (you can see a couple of the shopping bags below in the photo of the display window included in today’s Giveaway).

From her blog post:
The bay windows, which I think are the star of the shop, are made using NEW easy-to-assemble chipboard kits. I’ve used two of the three styles for the Chocolatier. The new Chocolate Shop digital image set contains a series of awnings that are sized to fit the new windows.

See everything Laura used (inside and out… I haven’t even mentioned the inside of the shop!) in her supply list. And come back after enjoying her tutorial video for new items, a new sale, new FREE gift, and a related Giveaway!

New Sale and New Mini Cake Set FREE Gift

Everything in the Baking Miniatures section is on sale! — the sale ends MONDAY night, May 21st. That includes the new Mini Egg Custard announced today and a ton of little sweets in Laura’s chocolate shop!

Over 40 items, from eggs & bowls to finished cakes & cookies! Go check out the sale!

And there’s a new FREE Gift with ALL Orders!

In honor of the Tiny Cake Plate Filigree (the filigree used as a cake plate in the Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit), I went hunting for little cakes to fit on that filigree/cake plate. See the photo at left for the ones I found (plus check that filigree page for links to all 4 of them). ALL ORDERS now through Monday, May 21st will get one of the new Mini Cake Sets FREE! That’s one filigree cake plate plus one of the cakes, randomly chosen.

Plus, if you spend $40 or more, I’ll add a second cake! (A different style so you’ll have 2 to choose from, or display them both.)

Hooray for the Chocolate Shop Window Giveaway!

Oh my… there are so many pretties in this project, I didn’t know where to start. I decided on the Rectangular Bay Window – 2 Columns (and a bunch of the items displayed inside):

Rectangular Bay Window – 2 Columns (note that Laura turned the window around, so the side with windowpanes is papered over and is now her back wall)
Chocolate Shop Collage Sheet (poster on the back wall of the window)
Chocolate Shop Bags & Boxes Collage Sheet (pink shopping bags in the window display)
Glass Microscope Slides (part of glass case in window)
Antique Gold Rope-Edged Rondelles (part of glass case in window)
Red, Ivory & Pink Patterns Scrapbook Paper Set (pink striped paper is on the back wall of the display window, but you’ll get the whole set!)
42x30mm Antique Gold Diamond Filigree (not in today’s supply list, but part of glass case in window)
Sparrows Compass Brass Link (not in today’s supply list, but part of glass case in window)
Polymer Clay Cane – Red Hearts (not in today’s supply list, but on cakes in window)

Note: you can check out the Glass Displays post for more info on how some of those Giveaway items were used to make the glass case shown inside the window.

To enter the Chocolate Shop Window 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 Night, May 18, 2018).

AND tell me: With such a mixed group of goodies… what catches your eye first? Will you make a chocolates shop window? Have you already thought up a project to use some of these in?

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

Hey, who won the Punch and Judy Theater Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Sandie! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, May 17th, 2018

64 responses to “The Chocolate Shop, New Display Windows & Miniature Baking Sale!”

  1. Stacy Blow says:

    That delicious color scheme is what caught my eye first!

  2. Kim Lucak says:

    YES!!! I LOVE this 🙂 My email has chocolate in it, chocolate is one of my favs so this is perfect!!! We are also learning French, so a French Chocolatier…gateaux is French for cake!

  3. Emily Ann N. says:

    I love the mini cakes!

  4. Barbara Carter says:

    I love it, love it! This would be perfect in my collection of shops. Nice job!👍🏻

  5. Rhonda Sihocky says:

    The widow is so pretty. I love the wedding cake!

  6. DEBBIE MALONE says:

    Incredible! love the windows. love it all.

  7. Anne W says:

    Bay windows are the bomb. I sure wish my house had some.

  8. Marykay chisum says:

    How cute! I love those little cakes!

  9. Ann F. says:

    The mini cakes are adorable. Thanks for the opportunity.

  10. Verna says:

    I just visited an incredible chocolate shop on vacation and this is spot on! Very sophisticated. I especially like the gold filigree and red/pink papers. Thanks for the chance to win and the wonderful inspiration.

  11. Marilyn H says:

    I’m going to have to do a sweets window. I have fallen in love with Laura’s project. Since I’m heavily back into Miniatures this will fit right in.

  12. Claire says:

    The entire thing is fantastic! It is perfect as a chocolate shop window display and that’s what I would make.

  13. Catharine McCammon says:

    OH! THIS is TOO wonderful for words. I will buy a box on bonbons and savor all of them as I create my little chocolate heaven. (I’ll work with my grandbabies and share a few chocolates)

  14. chocolate chocolate chocolate I would make a chocolate display

  15. Jo says:

    This is so pretty! I would love to make a confectioners shop with these pieces!

  16. Traci says:


  17. toewsk says:

    The cakes!!! Love them.

  18. Kim R says:

    OMG! You had me at CHOCOLATE! This adorable scene reminds me of the movie Chocolat! Love that movie!

  19. Barb A says:

    The colors caught my eye first, but everything looks wonderful & real. Made me crave a cupcake when I saw it!

  20. Pauline says:

    Who Doesn’t love Chocolate….Love the windows.

  21. Vickie Trancho says:

    Love this window, and I do have the perfect display stand for it!
    Custom made for some Gothic confections!

    Beautiful job, ladies!

  22. Carol DuBois says:

    I love all of it. But mostly I love how the shelves are displayed so artistically with the different confections.

    Gorgeous. Go Laura!

  23. Dona says:

    I have a dear friend who just became a “Chocolatier” and opened a shop. I would love to make this as a gift to be displayed in the shop.

  24. Mary McCarthy says:

    I just love this shop!! I would love to add this to my collection. I love everything Paris and the pink and brown colors are amazing!! Once again, you nailed it Laura!!

  25. Denise Bryant says:

    Super cute bay windows! I love the cake with the hearts!

  26. Nancy says:

    Love the chocolate shop window. I made the Christmas tray some months ago and it was so much fun. So fun to work with miniatures. My daughter loved it!

  27. Michelle G says:

    Wow this is awesome. The cakes look good enough to eat! Would love to make something like this ….or use the bay window to make a Diagon Alley type window

  28. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Chocolate … the magic word. Not only would I love to win this, but I’d also love to watch Laura work in person. She’s a true inspiration!

  29. Karen S says:

    Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate how wonderful to enjoy and not count the calories or worry about sugar. Thanks for giving one of us the opportunity to get the whole kit and caboodle for leaving a comment on your wonderful project.

  30. Kay says:

    What lovely work Laura does! I could only hope to do a shop just like this one.

  31. Kat Cashwell says:

    it’s all about the Chocolate!!!! love the bay windows!

  32. Jen R says:

    All of the cheerful colors in the window catch my eye so I think it’s stay with chocolate shop.

  33. Andrea Pretlow says:

    Laura does such astonishing work. I would attempt to make a chocolate display as nice as hers!

  34. Laural says:

    I love the wedding cake display..however, I am craving sweets now..totally overwhelmed by Laura’s work

  35. Barb Macaskill says:

    Be still my miniature loving heart! What an amazing creation! I would make a patisserie shop to start with! If I win this sweet giveaway you can email me at TFS!

  36. Sandie says:

    OMG, this too “”dang” cute. I would do it just like Laura. She does amazing work.

  37. Lana says:

    WOW…you have outdone yourself. This is off the chart! LOVE the French theme, love the silicone mold accents, I love everything about this giveaway!

  38. I picked the wrong week to try to diet. This is too delicious.

  39. Pat Hauser says:

    The Chocolate Shop is absolutely darling. I’d love to add it too my collection of doll accessories. It’s wonderful……

  40. Carla says:

    Definitely the chocolate shop! Or maybe a bakery or a jewelry shop…there’re too many choices!

  41. Nan N. says:

    Oh, I would 💘 to build a chocolate shop window!

  42. Lou Conaway says:

    The window item that really caught my eye was a pink cake with a huge, loopy chocolate bow on top and chocolate ribbon down the sides. I hadn’t considered doing this shop until I saw these pictures. Now I’m hooked!

  43. Noreen says:

    Love the Chocolate Shop! It would be fun to make little boxes of chocolates.

  44. Karen Mallory says:

    What a fabulous creation by Laura! I want to make it all!!!

  45. Celia says:

    The display window. I used to help my friend who owned a bear and toy store with her window decorations. So maybe an homage to that….or Halloween……

  46. Margaret Dolan says:

    The color scheme is yummy! I want someone to shrink me down to the right size!!! Laura’s work is so realistic and so beautiful. I can’t wait for the whole of her Paris project to be finished. It would be fun to make an antiques shop window

  47. Laura callies says:

    A chocolate shop staffed by kawaii bunnies

  48. Peggy Manning says:

    I’d start with the chocolate cake with strawberries on top as the centerpiece of the chocolate shop and make it the centerpiece to announce the birth of our first Great Grandchild Harpur Jo. Nothing could be better!!

  49. Jean Marmo says:

    Yes please!!!!! This is the best!

  50. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats to Sandie! Wow! Love it! The lights were the first thing, then the wedding cake, then all the other goodies, but the shelving also, just everything! It looks so realistic. Laura did it again 😀
    I would try the same…love chocolate. Thanks for an opportunity once again.

  51. Sally Lonn says:

    This is just adorable, and I love the chocolate color to go with the chocolate treats, very rich looking. I think the windows are fantastic and looks like they go together quite easily….I love all miniatures and this is perfect. Thank you so much….

  52. KAREN YOUNG says:

    Besides miniatures, chocolate is my weakness. What a wonderful combo.

  53. Tricia Patton says:

    The cupcakes look fantastic!

  54. Nadine says:

    Love,love, love it. I want to make all of the shops!

  55. Mary D. says:

    After spending the last five years in Germany and heading off to France more time than I can count during that time, I am now recently back in the states and missing my European life something fierce. Oh this wonderful little chocolate window immediately brought me back to the lovely shops and cafes we’d pop into. Whether it be Paris, Alsace, or in the Loire Valley. It is truly wonderful!

  56. teri Steele says:

    This project went way beyond my expectations! I just love it. I am so excited to see Lauras last project for the apothocary I am saving my 2 story room box for that one but I love the idea of a book store as well of course a metaphysical witchy one! Those bay windows were spectacular!!

  57. Janet Turner says:

    Yum! I love the choclate shop theme and would love to make one.

  58. Lorin S. says:

    I’m in heaven, chocolate heaven – miniature heaven – Parisian heaven…. This project has all of my favorite things at once!

  59. What a joy to look at. The chocolate shop is a dream with the goodies waiting to be adorned! Love it!!!!

  60. Mary Mac says:

    A bakery window would be the most fun to make.

  61. Mindy W says:

    These are JUST what my spooky apothecary needs to show off its latest & creepiest acquisitions! LOVE these!

  62. chark says:

    Laura, will you please stop being so talented?! I love this!! Those little cakes and candies look so cute and yummy too!

  63. Nancy E says:

    I am in love with the pastry shop. Could I just have one of each please??

  64. Denise Castaneda says:

    OMG .. This is one of the best project ever .. Started Working on mine I am way behind .. But I will get there I am sure !