^^ What’s Up Guys? or What I Have Been Working on Lately ^^

~(=^‥^)ノ Hello everyone and welcome to my little internet corner! Today’s blog post is named after one of my favorite anime theme songs, What’s Up Guys from Bakaretsu Hunters sung by Megumi Hayashibara (my all time favorite Japanese singer) and some guy. I love to sing this song, even though I have never seen the anime ;>.>

Anyways, on with the pictures!

Cakes and Sweets

These are some colorful cakes I made at work. I am trying a new method for the texturing that hopefully makes them look more realistic. They are tiny charms, smaller than a quarter.

These are some colorful cakes I made at work. I am trying a new method for the texturing that hopefully makes them look more realistic. They are tiny charms, smaller than a quarter.

These are so much fun to make, I just love them.

Sandwich cakes are so much fun to make, I just love them. Oh, I made the plate too, and the table is a repainted dollar store dollhouse furniture piece. 

This is a mint chocolate cake with cherries on top. I can't stand real cherries,  but they are very easy to make, hehe. Honestly can't decide if this piece would sell or not, so it's just kind of floating around my work area like a lost puppy.

This is a mint chocolate cake with cherries on top. I can’t stand real cherries, but they are very easy to make, hehe. Honestly can’t decide if this piece would sell or not, so it’s just kind of floating around my work area like a lost puppy.

These are tiny little candy sweets for tea time. I really just wanted to make something small and yellow at the time. The doilies were also made by me. Though they are quite fragile, it's nice to have a method for creating my own miniature doilies.

These are tiny little candy sweets for tea time. I really just wanted to make something small and yellow at the time. The doilies were also made by me. Though they are quite fragile, it’s nice to have a method for creating my own miniature doilies.

These were made with a ton of translucent clay mix with a tiny bit of yellow-y tan, to get that real live cake look. They are up for sale in my Etsy store right now, probably not for long though!

These were made with a ton of translucent clay mix with a tiny bit of yellow-y tan, to get that real live cake look. They are up for sale in my Etsy store right now, probably not for long though!

Pendants

These are made with polymer clay and resin over the stickers. I haven't glazed the clay yet nor decided if I should add paint accents or bling rhinestones. The bottlecap is for scale, I couldn't find my quarter at the time and didn't feel like digging through piles of craft mess. >.<;;

These are made with polymer clay and resin over the stickers. I haven’t glazed the clay yet nor decided if I should add paint accents or bling rhinestones. The bottlecap is for scale, I couldn’t find my quarter at the time and didn’t feel like digging through piles of craft mess. >.<;;

The pendant on the right is the original from Japan from which I made a mold and then the pendant on the left from polymer clay/ I painted the white and gold onto the clay. Not too shabby for a first try! I've been wearing a pink background version of this for days now. I love it sooo much <3

The Sailor Moon pendant on the right is the original from Japan.  I made a mold of it and then the pendant on the left from polymer clay, and painted the white and gold. Not too shabby for a first try! I’ve been wearing a pink background version of this for days now. I love it sooo much ❤

This Is the same method as the above picture, but with Tuxedo Mask. Eventually I will have replicated the entire set of 7 total.

This Is the same method as the above picture, but with Tuxedo Mask. Eventually I will have replicated the entire set of 7 total.

Resin

This is one of many, many My Little Pony resin pieces to come. The stars inside are candy sprinkles. ^-^ I have actually been making a ton of resin lately, and I thought I had more pictures, though that seems not to actually be the case. In the future I will do an all resin post. I've got some neat tricks up my sleeve, wait till ya see 'em!

This is one of many, many My Little Pony resin pieces to come. The stars inside are candy sprinkles. ^-^ I have actually been making a ton of resin lately, and I thought I had more pictures, though that seems not to actually be the case. In the future I will do an all resin post. I’ve got some neat tricks up my sleeve, wait till ya see ’em!

Now that I am all nostalgic from listening to 90’s anime music while writing this post, it’s a good time to kick back and watch Get Backers!

Have a nice day everyone and stay tuned for the next Chibi Act – Sailor Mercury!

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** Introducing Sailor Moon Dessert Replica Miniatures ** or … ~**Chibi Act One – Usagi**~

Hello ~ヾ(^∇^) Welcome to DecoJenn’s cafe! *^_^*

Today I have some exciting news! Let me give a little background to better explain it.

One day while browsing the Reddit, I saw some most excellent home-made and completely original Sailor Moon desserts. Immediately I thought how awesome it would be to make little miniature versions of them, so I contacted my new friend Katharina at A Pretty Cake Machine and she gave me the green light on recreating her desserts from clay!

This is the first in the series, with the rest to follow as time goes on. Since these are smaller versions, each new sweets replica will be titled a “Chibi” act, as chibi is Japanese for “small or little” (for those of my readers who are not Japanese lingo savvy :P)

Now on with the show!

Chibi Act One – Usagi (Sailor Moon) – Creampuff Cake

Please ignore the TV lookin lines! I took the images in this post with my mobile phone and not the fancy camera, so they are a bit wonky.

Mini version with the original in the background

The cake is sitting on a quarter for scale… It is tiny! Also I promise there will be better pictures next time >.<

The real Creampuff Cake can be found at the link below. I suggest everyone check it out and see how this decadent treat is made. 🙂

Recipe/Tutorial: (Sailor Moon Dessert Series, Pt. 1) Usagi’s Creampuff Cake

Thanks for reading, have a nice day, and see you next time!

(。´∀`)ノ

!.:.*Cafe Official Sneak Peak*.:.!

Hi everyone! *waves* Today I have some super exciting pictures to share, so let’s get right to it!

 

Table for Two? Right this way. :3

Table for Two? Right this way. :3

Decided to give the table a cloth, which is actually a doily.

Decided to give the table a cloth, which is actually a doily.

Don't mind the mess on the left, the cook just got a little frustrated and flipped a table.

Don’t mind the mess on the left, the cook just got a little frustrated and flipped a table.

The lighting varies because I spent over 2 hours trying to get it right. The top picture seems to look the best, now if I can just remember which settings I used to acheive that look ^-^”

In the first and second pictures, I used the same small table, but I am not sure if the table looks better with or without the cloth. What do y’all think? I like the small thickness for seating and the long for displaying cakes. too bad I have only one of that particular table.

The third picture has a tea set with a cake roll to the left, and the first picture features the same one. The cake is a cell phone charm, as you can see with the string in the tea cup. :p Anyways, the whole point of this major project is making a nice scene to display the little cake charms, particularly to sell them. I am not sure if it looks better with the tea set (might be washed out with too much white), or alone on the table for two. Oh, the major decisions in life.

As always, feedback is welcomed and appreciated, even though no one really leaves comments anymore *sad face*.

Have a nice day, and stay dry this weekend to all the locals!

.:.*Weekend Project and a Little Extra*.:.

Hello my friends, I hope everyone survived the cold cold weekend, and to those of you in warmer climates, I am totes jelly.  .·´¯`(>▂<)´¯`·. On the bright side though, this cold weather should soon get me in the holiday spirit, which means festive winter clay pieces will be on the way. I’ve already had one customer at work asking where my Christmas earrings are, so I should deliver soon. :p

The cake army production has finally come to a hault. There are now enough to fill the cafe, which is nearly complete itself. Since no one has left any suggestions on how to swank-i-fy the scene, I am left to my own imagination, which is currently frozen due to the weather, hehe. I do have one small cake image to share, though.

A fancy coffee cake, so tiny it fits on the tip of your finger.

A fancy coffee cake, so tiny it fits on the tip of your finger.

On the resin front, Jackie and I finally finished up her Frozen pieces and they look awesome. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture before they went to her house, but I will perhaps upload  a potato pic later on.

While the Frozen resin was happening, I started my own new line of what I like to call “Ice Crystal Pendants”. They are made with a clear background and slightly bundled glitter, so they look kind of like ice and the glitter gives a cystalline effect.

Hello Kitty with a pea pod, it's a bit larger than a quarter.

Hello Kitty with a pea pod, it’s a bit larger than a quarter.

Finally we have the big Weekend Project, which I worked on during football. I take a tray and some supplies, set them up on the couch, and watch the games while working. It’s a pretty neat set up since I get to craft, see the games, and spend time with my boyfriend. ❤ 🙂

Taste the Rainbow. :D

Taste the Rainbow. 😀

The little cameo frames on the right came from a mold that I made from a cheapy cabochon and the wings on the right a made from a mold of wings I ordered off Etsy. I am intending to make the cameos into necklaces and the wings into hairclips, then sell or wear them as matching sets. 🙂 I’ve wanted the wing clips for a really long time so I am super excited to have them in a variety colors. As for the cameos, I will probably put Monster High, Hello Kitty, and Sailor Moon pictures in them.

As always, thanks for reading and feel free to leave feedback in the comments. I love to hear from people, including you! ( ^_^)/Ciao!

 

*~ Cafe Painting Update, Massive Mini Cake Army, and Frozen Resin with my Friend :) ~*

Good day, everyone. Hope you are all staying warm on this most chilly of days. I hear you Yankees mumbling about Texas not being cold, shush! We don’t do cold down here in the land of iced tea and bar-b-que!

Speaking of being cold, my friend Jackie came by the Art Lab with some Frozen stickers yesterday and began making her first resin peices! She is a huge fan of the movie, so we hunted down the stickers and ended up in a Frozen gold mine at FiveBelow. If anyone is looking for Frozen merchandise, head to FiveBelow, stat. Anyways, here is an image of the process so far. Personally I think she did great with the colors and glitters. 🙂

Poor Olaf's arm got torn but I am going to fix it today. The Anna and Elsa look great with the snowy background. Perhaps we will add some snowflakes to the right hand side. :)

Poor Olaf’s arm got torn but I am going to fix it today. The Anna and Elsa look great with the snowy background. Perhaps we will add some snowflakes to the right hand side. 🙂

In other art news, as the title suggests, I have amassed an army of miniature cakes to put on display in the cafe. I take a little travel pack of clay and tools, set up shop at work, and make cakes whilst doing my job. *snicker snicker* puttin’ in double time over here .>:) These cakes will also go up for sale on my etsy, as soon as the cafe is finished and can display them.

Everyone's favorite is the eclair. Thanks Frozen friend for the suggestion :))

Everyone’s favorite is the eclair. Thanks Jackie for the suggestion :))

Lastly, we have some images of the cafe progress. I think it’s coming along great from its hot pink beginnings. Hey, I love me some hot pink, but my cafe needs to be swanky.

Here is the dining side as shown in the last blog post.

Here is the dining side as shown in the last blog post. I should proooobably paint that pink canopy above the door. :p

The baking side, complete with stone oven. See those things on the shelf? Yeah, I am seriously dreading painting those. xD

The baking side, complete with stone oven. See those things on the shelves? Yeah, I am seriously dreading painting them. xD

If anyone has sugestions for the floor color, or how to make it look more Victorian-Aristocratic-esque, please please leave me a comment or drop me a line through other means.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, stay warm and keep smiling! 🙂

DecoJennDotCom: Back from the Dead (or so it seems :p)

Hi everyone out there in Bloglandia! Once again I am here with one of those “sorry it’s been so long” posts, so please allow me to get the excuses and apologies out of the way. Let’s see… what works as good excuses… I’ve been busy with work? Busy with the Etsy store? Too lazy to use the old camera and upload pics? Yes, I will use those. 😉

After the last few months of fighting with the supercamera, I finally got a new one with which I can more easily take quality pictures. Now, if only I could figure out the lighting situation. Outside is too bright, inside is too flourescent dim, feelin’ like Goldilocks up in here. :p I am thinking about dragging my set up to the park and making use of their picnic tables and shade. Too bad I can’t bring the cat too. He is my most fequently photographed subject, much to his dismay.

Recently, I have also been working on repainting a bright pink, dollhouse type bakery into a swanky, pseudo victorian lounge cafe. The project is slowly coming along, emphasis on the slowly, as it is quite tedious work with the tiny details and cramped corners. Also, I have been repainting dollar store dollhouse furniture to match the cafe. After the paint job, I will pick out some new curtains. :p

Thanks for stoppin’ by, more to come soon. For real this time!

 

¡¡ Long Overdue Update !! – Sweets yaaaay!

This is the third of the update posts, I saved the best for last ^_^ Before continuing though, I just want to say thanks again for coming back, and don’t worry, I won’t do a triple update like this again any time soon ^_^;; Without further ado, on with the show!

I love love love this piece! It's a chocolate cake roll with some fruit slices on the top.

I love love love this piece! It’s a chocolate cake roll with some fruit slices on the top. In the er, top right pic, that is my finger. >.<

Here we have tiny pink macaron with some embellishments on the top. It's so cute, that I even put one on my cell phone (with the rest of the charm family :P)

Here we have tiny pink macaron with some embellishments on the top. It’s so cute, that I even put one on my cell phone (with the rest of the charm family :P)

Rainbow Cake. You know, I really like rainbows, but I am afraid if I make too much rainbow stuff, it'll scare people away, so I try and keep it to minimum. This though, has to be one of my favorite pieces so far.

Rainbow Cake. You know, I really like rainbows, but I am afraid if I make too much rainbow stuff, it’ll scare people away, so I try and keep it to minimum. This though, has to be one of my favorite pieces so far.

Project T.A.R.T. is complete :3 This is *the first* successful, realistic looking tart. I am so proud of this piece that I have it sitting on my desk so I can look at it from time to time. This is really easy to replicate, so if I need to make more I can. yay TARTS!

Project T.A.R.T. is complete :3 This is *the first* successful, realistic looking tart. I am so proud of this piece that I have it sitting on my desk so I can look at it from time to time. This is really easy to replicate, so if I need to make more I can. yay TARTS!

You're gonna have to click the picture to see up close on these. They are really tiny cake slice charms. I haven't figured out what to put them on yet soooo anyone have an idea? :p

You’re gonna have to click the picture to see up close on these. They are really tiny cake slice charms. I haven’t figured out what to put them on yet soooo anyone have an idea? :p

The following pieces you can find for sale on my newly opened Etsy shop!! :DD

A pink macaron with white frosting and little cane slices.

A pink macaron with white frosting and little cane slices.

I love lemon bars, so when I had some left over yellow clay from lemon canes, I knew exactly what to do with it .

I love lemon bars, so when I had some left over yellow clay from lemon canes, I knew exactly what to do with it. 🙂

This is a cake charm with cane slices, in a quasi rainbow pattern.

This is a cake charm with cane slices, in a quasi rainbow pattern.

A triple layer cherry cake with roses on top. It's surprising light for how dense it is.

A triple layer cherry cake with roses on top. It’s surprising light for how dense it is.

Here are Oreo Cookies with decoden :)) These pieces are so fun, it's really hard to accept parting with them, but I would really like someone else to be able to enjoy them even more.

Here are Oreo Cookies with decoden :)) These pieces are so fun, it’s really hard to accept parting with them, but I would really like someone else to be able to enjoy them even more.

Just a little sweets container which has been decoden'd. ^_^

Just a little sweets container which has been decoden’d. ^_^

 

Last but not least is a popular item from my stock and with other crafters - the chocolate bar pencil box with a personal touch.

Last but not least is a popular item from my stock and with other crafters – the chocolate bar pencil box with a personal touch.

 

Next time I hope to have some Sailor Moon stuff, seeing as how it’s  been so popular thus far, and quite frankly I heart making those items as much as cakes. Ciao! ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡☆バンバン!!