Sunday, March 31, 2019

Miniature Laduree French Patisserie project

I am obsessed with the French Patisserie Laduree. Every since my first visit to Paris 10 years ago I have collected boxes, visited and gorged in every Ladurees I could get to. I have visited and photographed every restaurant in Paris including Versailles (not technically Paris, but close enough). I have also visited their location in Covent Gardens in England and most recently the new restaurant that opened up in Vancouver Canada. So now I need my own little Ladurees in miniature.

I have chosen to do it as a room box which I ordered from Victoria Miniland.  Unfortunately they did not my first choice for store front, but this one I think will serve the purpose and be just as lovely.
I am wanted to do this little project simply and have selected little battery operated lighting so I don't need to wire it. Really I just want a simple project to play in.
This will be my counter,  although this picture is not it quite in it's finished state. See all my tiny macarons?? Aren't they sweet??

I wanted the look of the Laduree counter with the glass guard and lamps and that took some thinking on how I could achieve it simply using my limited skill set and brain power. I settled on glass slides and brass 1/8" angle plus curved round brass and glass beads for the lamps. The original plan was to add little shades, but I kind of like the look of the bare bulbs.  I used free counter top samples from the hardware store to mimic the look of the marble slabs.
I am working on creating all the tiny little boxes and ribbon rolls.

Had to share pics of SOME of the Laduree boxes I have collected in my travels at the end of this post.
Laduree Vancouver in January of this year with my long suffering husband who literally follows me to wherever I want to go. Luckily he is well fed for all his efforts. 

Now I am thinking that I may add a tea room over the top of my little Ladurees in the future.

15 comments:

  1. Un proyecto precioso!!! Cualquiera se enamora de esas maravillosas pastelerías y de sus deliciosos dulces!!!
    Besos.

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    1. Gracias, es bueno que no haya calorías en las golosinas de las miniaturas.

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  2. Hello Sculptress,
    What a beautiful project. the roombox is fantastic and I LOVE your gorgeous counters. The glass is such a beautiful touch and reminds me of our trips to France and Italy.
    Keep up the amazing work.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    2. Thank you, there is nothing like spending an afternoon in a Parisian cafe/patisserie and gobbling exquisite little treats, at least there isn't for me.

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  3. Wow! This already looks gorgeous! No wonder you fell in love with Laduree. The shop's facade is really lovely and what you've collected so far is great. I love your tiny macaroons. It's a good thing one doesn't gain weight by looking at them although they're mouth watering.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank you, I love tiny little colourful baked good. They look so pretty.

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  4. ¡Fantástico !, me encantará verlo terminado.Feliz semana:-)

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  5. ABSOULUTLEY SCRUMPTIOUS! :D
    I live in Vancouver and yet I never knew that there was a Laudree Patisserie and YES Please Do add a tea room above your mini shop! YUM!!!

    elizabeth

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    1. You must go! I just ordered a tiny little 1/24th scale Chantilly shop and house kit which I plan to make into a French Patisserie/tea shop.

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    1. Thank you, I am enjoying this little project immensely.

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