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« on: February 17, 2016 02:15:28 PM »

Before we bought our farm almost 10 years ago, we lived in Cary, NC and our favorite local business was La Farm Bakery, an authentic french bakery within walking distance of our house.  About five years ago we started running into the bakery owner at food and wine festivals, where he was doing baking demonstrations and my husband and I were spit roasting lamb.  He's the nicest, most generous guy and I was inspired to surprise him with a miniature replica of his business.



I included a display of his cookbook, A Passion For Bread.  It's fantastic!  The pastries were made from polymer clay and paper clay.  The bottom shelf holds his bags of hearth baked granola, his scone mix and bags of the coffee he carries.  The counter is the base of a miniature china cabinet.


I've literally had that miniature baker's rack for at least 30 years, waiting on the perfect project.  The breads are made from paper clay with acrylic paint and chalk highlights.


I grabbed a few photos of the inside of his bakery, to show what I used for reference.  






I had to include a photo of his signature whole wheat sourdough boule with a butter knife for scale.  It's to die for!  If you'd like to check out his website, it's www.lafarmbakery.com
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016 02:31:08 PM »

This is absolutely beautiful! You did an amazing job. How big is the whole "room" you made? You will have to let us know how Lionel liked it!

Now I'm craving some La Farm. I might have to go this weekend now Wink

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016 02:37:55 PM »

Here's a photo to show scale.  I am super jealous you are close enough to pop in for macaroons whenever you have the urge!  He said something along the lines of 'ooh lala' when he opened it.  He kept asking questions about how it was done.  It think he was expecting a leg of lamb.   Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016 03:06:32 PM »

Fantastic details! 
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2016 04:41:16 PM »

That's fantastic! It looks so much like the real thing. I'll bet your friend was just beside himself.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016 04:42:09 PM »

Ooh this is so amazing! I love it and also now I am hungry!
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2016 04:42:24 PM »

Fantastic miniature!
You put so much details in it that all look so perfect. These little breads look soft and crunchy and the tiny pastries are so appetizing... and the walls...wait, did you see the bags of flour? Wow, I love it.
What a wonderful present!
Though, a good leg of lamb wouldn't be bad...
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2016 06:55:27 PM »

Holy smokes, this is incredible! From your realistic breads to the mini cookbook reproduction, you knocked it out of the park. Ah-mazing, MW.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2016 07:05:30 PM »

All of the baked goods look so realistic and fresh out of the oven!  I love the wall sconce, too...you sure paid a lot of attention to his store to get these special details in!
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2016 02:25:20 AM »

Thanks so much, everyone!  Alwaysinmyroom, the 'wheat' in the wall sconce is made from stuff I found in a straw bale.   Smiley 
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