I found another way to distract myself from eating too many sweets, now that I've told the whole friggin' world I'm going low-carb:)
I'm thinking the public scrutiny would force me to stay on track! ;p
So far, white refined stuff hasn't passed these lips. For someone obsessed with all things baked, I have found a few things to do to keep me occupied. Of course, one of them is marking :( but I also found cute food substitutes in the form of "fake food".
On the weekend, we had found an intriguing little store in the Asian mall, Aberdeen Centre (in Richmond). The store was full of all sorts of miniature fake food. I hadn't realized people actually bought this stuff. I mean, what can you do with it other than display it somewhere; only to have it catch dust as other chachkes do?
I hate dust-collectors, but I was so curious. I took a closer look and thought that it would be so cool to stock my daughter's dollhouse with some of these fake foods. They were exactly the right size. Her wooden Colonial-style doll house by PLAN is really neat and we were able to even buy a set of Asian family dolls to live in it. I made some FIMO food, but we certainly didn't have any of the cool stuff that this store had. I have no idea what you'd do with this fake mini food other than use it in a doll house. I guess there must be a lot of people out there collecting this type of mini food? The store had all the various sets on display: a barbeque set, complete with tiny ketchup, burgers, shish kebabs; a Japanese sushi set complete with nigiri, cones and sashimi; grocery store staples, junk food and practically any kind of food you can think of! Even Pierre Herme's pastries! I was so excited when I saw the collection there complete with macarons and everything!
So, for the exorbitant price of $12.99, I purchased a set that included a mini little pastry box, a mini Pierre Herme shopping bag and an array of desserts complete with the display stands. You even get a wrapped individual little "chiclet"-type piece of chewing gum in the box. I suppose that explains the target market!