Planning My 1:24 Patisserie

Planning My 1:24 Patisserie

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There are some types of shops that so many miniaturists seem to do, it seems unoriginal. But it's easy to see why a patisserie is one of them! Making miniature food is relatively low cost to do at home, it's no wonder a place to show it off seems natural. Now, I haven't actually made any of the food yet (or food in 1:24 scale ever), but I thought I might as well give myself a challenge.

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As far as patisseries go, I absolutely love the design of Ladurée and their embrace of delicate pastels and rococo accents. Once I started doing my research, however, I realized that this was far from a unique love-- several other miniaturists had done mini Ladurées before! I was a bit disappointed by this because I wanted to be original, but I realized, as I did more research, that Ladurée was a really fantastic choice to replicate while still having my own voice because of the strong branding that allows for many, many variations in their real life shops. And I have some local Ladurées in NYC, which means I can do plenty of 'research' (i.e., eating lots and lots of pastries).

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Key features of any Ladurée include:

  • shelving! so much shelving!
  • pastel colors
  • marble
  • a long counter that allows for pastry display
  • moulding
  • overhead lighting, potentially chandeliers
  • velvet rope to delineate the queue
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What do you think? Is Ladurée a good project?

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