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Hello Aileen and Gail,
I'm very charmed by all the little items you sent! The little roots on the spring onions are a delightful detail - and the little holes in the biscuits. All the cheese is wonderfully realistic. Thank you. Kind regards,
Thank you very much for sending me the missing item. It is lovely! Although I said you didn't have to give me back my money for the wrong item, also thanks! When we see eachother again, I will certainly buy more items from you. With kind regards,
I've just ordered them - Thanks so much
My friend Sara was thrilled to bits with her which arrived beautifully packaged with a lovely Happy Birthday message. The attention to detail is fantastic, and it looks great in her amazing Tudor dolls house! Many thanks, great work!
Dolls House and Miniature Food
By the 18th Century, while the middle class Georgian wedding was not as an elaborate affair as the Victorians were to make it, their ceremonies were still only for family and close friends. But after the church service a much more formal meal was planned before the happy couple departed on honeymoon.
With the advantage of improved techniques in cake making, special cakes could now be made and iced.
Icing was a long process involving first of all, much preparation of the sugar.
Sugar came in cones of varying size and purity, only the most pure was used, the cone being chipped into small pieces and then pounded to powder in a large pestle and mortar.
The powdered sugar was mixed with rose water and applied to the cake with feathers, then returned to the oven to dry out the icing.
Decoration was minimal, usually just a sprig of gilded rosemary standing in the centre of the cake, a small bunch of fresh flowers or a small decoration of coloured comfits.
Professionally made sugar paste figures and flowers were used for table decorations
at banquets and feasts so I have used a bit of poetic license on my wedding cakes
and transposed home-