Ann Reardon

Mini Patisserie with mini food recipes

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There is something about miniatures that fascinates me. I never had a dolls house as a kid. But that didn’t stop me. I turned a bookshelf into a mini room and made a little bed, stitched a mini cross stitch pillow, and was delighted to find some of my grandmothers doll house furniture stashed away in storage.

The fun doesn’t have to stop when you get older. Make a miniature world and watch the delight on young ones faces as they indulge, imagine and play. This project would be so much fun for a little one if, for whatever reason, you were not having a birthday party. Invite over one special friend to eat at the patisserie.

Mini Food Recipes

Mini Cupcakes Recipe
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Mini Brownies Recipe
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Use the leftover cupcake mixture and spread into a small brownie tin. Bake at 180C (356 degrees Fahrenheit) until firm.

Mini Macarons
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Use my macaron recipe
If you’ve never made macarons watch the macaron trouble shooting guide video first.
Mini Cakes
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3 eggs
25g (0.88 ounces) or 2 Tbsp butter
20g (0.71 ounces) or 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp milk (4% fat)
10g (0.35 ounces) or 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp cocoa powder
80g (2.82 ounces) or 1/3 cup plus 2 tsp sugar
10g (0.35 ounces) or 1½ tsp glucose syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
50g (1.76 ounces) or 1/3 cup plain or all purpose flour
1/8 tsp baking powder

Add the butter and the milk to the cocoa powder and melt it.

Whip together the eggs, sugar, glucose syrup and vanilla until they are thick then add some of that egg mixture to the cocoa mixture to make it thinner & easier to combine.

Fold all of the cocoa mixture through the eggs until it is fairly well combined. Then sift the flour and baking powder on top. And fold that through too making sure you can’t see any more flour.

Using a plastic bag with the corner cut off pipe some mixture into each of the cupcake cases (see the video from instructions on how to make the tiny cases). Bake at 180C (356 degrees Fahrenheit) for approximately 5 minutes.
Mini Fruit Tarts
30g (1.06 ounces) or 2 Tbsp plus 1 tsp butter
75g (2.65 ounces) or 1/2 cup plain or all purpose flour
12g (0.42 ounces) or 1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp water
Filling – fruit jams (jellys) or preserves of your choice.
Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix through the sugar then add the water and knead to form a ball.
Roll out, cut circles and place into a greased mini muffin tin. Bake at 180C (356 degrees Fahrenheit) for approximately 5 minutes or until golden. Heat the fruit preserves until just bubbling then spoon into the pastry cases.

How to Make Bakery Furniture
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You will need
My template design for the miniature dollshouse bakery furniture

2 x Medium balsa wood 91.5cm (36.02 inches) x 10cm (3.94 inches) x 0.25cm (0.1 inches)
1 x Thin balsa wood 91.5cm (36.02 inches) x 10cm (3.94 inches) x 0.15cm (0.06 inches)
2 x balsa wood strips 0.25cm (0.1 inches) x 0.25cm (0.1 inches) x 91.5cm (36.02 inches)
White Paint
Teal paint
Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks
A cardboard box 12.7×21.7cm (8.54 inches)
12 empty matchboxes
12 pretty beads for the handles

Follow the instructions in the video to make the furniture.


These cute little cookbooks were created by gingerslittlehouse
Just print out the covers and then hot glue in some blank pages to the spine.

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I printed the bakery bags from american girl ideas. And then covered it with wide clear tape to make it look glossy.

Miniature Cake Sign
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After much searching to find the original source for this one I finally found it. It is not a miniature at all but a beautiful larger hand painted artwork by the very talented every day is a holiday. The artwork I used is on their flikr here

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My Cookbook

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All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

53 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 5

    What type (brand) of mini wood cook stove are you using in your mini kitchen? Where might I be able to find one?

  2. Rating: 5

    I love your videos. i am 9 years old and I want to learn how you made your oven, microwave and faucet with running water. I’m hoping my mom can try to make me a teeny oven this weekend

  3. Rating: 5

    What sort of eggs are these?

    • One from miniature chickens. I will do a video on mini eggs one day

  4. Rating: 5

    Thats lovely

  5. Hello,
    The small baking vids are v cute!!!
    Where did you get your oven and microwave from?

    • Hi Lea, Ann has collected her mini equipment from stores and online shops over many years. Some she has made herself to fully equip her kitchen.

  6. Rating: 5

    This is so cool I love watching your videos so much and it looks like so much fun!!! I can’t afford to do mini baking or cooking maybe someday ?

  7. Rating: 5

    I think this is BRILLIANT I have so many Grand Daughters and Great Grand Daughters (12) ranging from 22 down to 1 year and I think a tea party in the playroom for all is going to be on the scheduled during the next family reunion whale the boys all go out fishing/

    • Sounds lovely!

  8. Are the brownies, cupcakes and cakes The same recipe?

    • Yes they are but you can vary them up a little with decorations or little additions.

  9. will the template be delivered or be downloaded

    • HI Kriti, Templates are downloadable.

  10. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann,
    this was the first video I found on your website and I have been intrigued by your skills ever since.
    I have done a mini sweet table with the help of this video, not as perfect as yours, but a good beginning.
    Thank you for such a great idea!

    • Hi Crinna, Your mini Patisserie looks beautiful. Well done!

      • Rating: 5

        Hi Ann can you make more videos please I really love love love your videos and I like to copy your recipes and I really wish I could have that little bakery from you thank you bye now

  11. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann,
    I really love your cakes and when I saw it I went nuts!! But what do I do if I do not have a microwave?? Also where did you get the stands for your cakes? And some of the ingredients I can not seem to find in Switzerland???

    • Hi Sophie, Ann made her stands. You will find the video and instructions on the bottom half of the blog post. The templates are available via the Buy It Now Button.

  12. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann! First of all I want to say that you are so creative and talented in baking. Wish I was the same. Anyway I have two questions, hope you can answer them. First, how many minutes does it take to bake the rest of the mixture for the big cakes and brownies? And second, how much powdered sugar and butter do I need to make the icing/frosting?

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