Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Recently, I was watching an episode of Barefoot Contessa (my absolute favorite cooking show) and Ina Garten baked some French madeleines. I had never heard of them before, but they were tiny lemon-flavored tea cakes in the shape of a seashell. I was really intrigued by them, as I am with most French cakes & pastries.
Later that week, I went to a cookware shop with a friend and she pointed out several madeleine pans! I decided that it was a sign and immediately began work on my own, tiny version of French madeleines.

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I used a bit of gold chalk to make it seem as if they had been baked. They are tiny, but just big enough to use for stud earrings! I am also working on some larger ones, but I prefer, by far, these tiny ones.

1 comment:

  1. diggy my painting professor just told me to use chalk in my paints to make them really matte. so cool. this looks great! try a chocolate madeline those are good 2!!!!