Here are the suggestions made so far, please feel free to add your own.
I did make some more candy to celebrate June (national candy month). Licorice Allsorts were suggested by Pam. When I saw Pam's suggestion, I went out hunting for allsorts. I actually went to 4 different stores trying to locate them. I did find some great licorice allsorts at a local store called Sprouts. They were very pretty, and made great models... They behaved very well ; ). P.S. Pam if you are reading this please email me your address at email@example.com
When you all make your suggestions, I start searching through pages of google images for the suggestions. They inspire me greatly!! From this point I start deciding If I am going for particular color themes. Then I will do an Etsy search to see how many of my fellow miniature food artists are making that item. If there are already fellow shops that have perfected a particular food, I usually wont make that particular item, unless there is great room for variance. Here is a couple of great examples.
Bit O Sugar . Bit O Sugar is a wonderful shop run by Brad and Lei. They opened Bit O Sugar in September 2010, the same week I opened Sweet & Savory Trinkets. Brad and Lei are in Hawaii, and have over 90 very cute items to browse though. You should read their profile if you get a chance, it made me smile.
I wanted to share these amazing gummy bears with you. Brad and Lei have definately perfected these little guys!
These lollipop earrings were created by Inedible Jewelry . Jessica and Susan are sisters, and opened Inedible Jewelry on etsy in February, 2007. They are an amazing team, and make very realistic goodies for you to wear : ).
This team of sisters actually wrote a book on making miniature foods, called Polymer Clay Cookbook. I would highly suggest it for those of you that want to make your own minis :)
When I saw their tiny lollipop earrings, I was amazed at the color and detail.
For those of you who are new to the blog, and contest, I run a monthly contest, Every month I give a new theme, and take food suggestions that fit in with the theme. If I make your suggestion for my monthly charm club, or for store inventory, you win! The prize is a charm of the food item you suggested.
The Contest Rules