If you have recieved your copy of SUMMER, you may be intrigued by the tiny sweets showcased in the feature, Toy Story, on pages 42-51.Created by novelty baker Marion Cardwell-Ferrer, each treat is a miniature edible version of many of the popular treats we all crave. Tiny ice-cream sandwiches, fudge pops, bite-sized cakes, petite cupcakes.
(Marion's 9 year-old daughter, Maya, presents tiny cupcakes baked in condiment cups)
And the most delightful thing of all? Most are not what they appear to be. Instead of real ice-cream, you will find Marion's signature creamy fudge inside each little sandwich, cakes are made from stacked, iced Oreos(TM), and mini ice-cream cones are created using Tuile cookies filled with sweet frosting.
Marion's personal journey to this new world of minitaure baked goods reads as a charming story, one which you will find in the pages of SUMMER, and you can find the recipes and how-tos for making the featured tiny treats yourself over at her blog.
Titled Marion's Vintage Bakeshop, this blog will feature "52 weeks of miniature vintage treats"with directions for how to make each one. So head on over and visit Marion and bookmark her blog! Stay awhile and read about her extensive experience as a sought-after baker (her wedding cakes have been featured in Bride's Magazine) and pop on over to her other website Sincredibles, where full-scale baked items are "on the menu."
Summer with Matthew Mead is sold only via this website.
Have you ordered your copy yet?