Thursday, July 30, 2009

They are here!

My sushi collection is now available on my website

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Heat Wave...

Oh man.. I don't do well when it comes to heat. I'd rather be freezing cold with my toes numb and teeth chattering like a mad person than hot and sweaty. It's killing me. It's so hot and I am pretty much holed up in the one room in my house that is air conditioned. Other than that the entire house is like a furnace and it's not going to let up any time soon. The forecast for the next week and half is average 29 C degrees or high 80's/low 90's F. I'm melting. Literally. Someone save me.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sushi Collection: July 30th

I know it has been a while since I last posted about my sushi collection but they are coming! I have finished making, glazing, and photo-taking! I just need a few more days to set up the website pages and get them listed. The pendants and stickers will available in the shop on July 30th some time in the afternoon. Earrings will be available some time in August.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


We decided to redo my photos yesterday. Who knew you could have so much fun with a brick wall, some 3D glasses, a watering can and a camera.

I'm off to update my website photos now.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Summer Night Market

I went to the Summer Night Market on Saturday. It's basically a weekly event Fri-Sun throughout summer where there are street food vendors and people selling knock offs. Seriously, I've never seen so much fake Tokidoki in my life! In my opinion, the only good thing there is the food. Takoyaki, waffles and curry fishballs :D Oh, and these cute socks too.

And the winner is...

Thank you all for voting for me on Paper-n-Stitch and helping me win the contest :D I totally forgot to announce the winner yesterday. I kept thinking that today was the 12th but anyways, there were 66 comments in total and I used the random number generator to select the winner. Congrats to #12 Annie :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I made the front page yesterday and I didn't even know it!

I love these picks!

Monday, July 6, 2009


sales in my Etsy shop! Thank you all for your love and support! This is a HUGE milestone for me! Reaching 1000 sales has been a goal of mine since I started The Tiny Fig and for a long time it seemed like that day would never come! Here we are 1 year and 9 months later! I have 1001 sales and 4112 hearts! I am in shock every time I look at how many hearts I have. It's amazing to me that thousands of people know about and enjoy my work. What an honor!

I love my job :)

New cupcake colors!

When I made the new sticker sheets I added a few new colors to the cupcakes! Have you seen them yet?

Friday, July 3, 2009

My failed attempted at making macarons

Okay, it wasn't a complete failure. I did manage to salvage a few of them but the first pan burnt, the second was golden brown and the third one was undercooked. I used the recipe from A La Cuisine Baking for 8-10 mins was way too long. I think the perfect time is exactly 7 mins. Anyways, these are the results of the first batch. (yes, I made another batch but it was worse than the first batch. don't ask me how that is possible. it just is.)

whipping eggs + salt until foamy.

add sugar and whip eggs till stiff peaks form!

folding in icing sugar and adding food coloring until it "flows like magma"

filling my homemade piping bag (aka ziplock bag)
all smooth and pretty waiting for skins to form.

rotating the pan
& golden brown macarons.

this is what a burnt macaron looks like
& this is the inside.

the ones I managed to salvage along side the golden brown ones.

I am TIRED. I made blueberry buttercream filling too but I haven't piped them yet.