It‘s Christopher Street Day and Germany is celebrating Gay Pride🌈 !!
I am so delighted to share the incredible artisan miniature cake and ice cream I commissioned from Littlest Sweet Shop for my New Mutants and X-Men Marvel legends figures !!!
I wanted to do something special for Germany’s big Pride day, even though I couldn’t go to an event.
So I commissioned an array of gorgeous miniature ice creams and cakes from Nadia of Littlest Sweet Shop. She is a superb creator of artisan mini food, and she really pulled out all the stops!
Look how exquisite and beautiful they are!!
Every detail is perfect!! Including the tiny rainbow sprinkles on the Choco-Taco!
What a wonderful party!
I included some of the gay X-Men and New Mutants, including Rahne and Dani who are now CANONICALLY GAY in the New Mutants movie, and the lovely trans lady action figure customs I recently made. Northstar is chilling with ally Puck!
This was my first time making a good-sized commission from a miniature food artisan, and I was so lucky to work with Nadia!
Although I had the idea at the last minute, Nadia graciously accepted the commission and was an absolute dream to work with.
Nadia committed to the Pride theme 200%!
She carefully matched the colors from the Trans Pride and Bi Pride flags, as well as making all the foods from the same color “batches” so they would match. She sent me photos as she worked! And she took a lovely photo series herself, where you can really see the details.
Of course I had to order some of Nadia’s miniature ice cream tacos, or Choco Tacos, for the lesbian mutants!
Xi’an Coy Manh (Shan to her friends) holds a nut decorated Choco Taco – you can choose whole or with a bite out from Nadia!
I took over a hundred photos for this shoot.
Between lighting and editing, I feel I have graduated from a person who should never touch a camera to a poor amateur photographer.
It’s actually a big achievement and I am proud!
I will never buy or learn the equipment to become a real doll or toy photographer like the ones in my post on Action Figure Activism, but at least I am improving.
For this shoot I used the Marvel Legends Danielle Moonstar/Mirage figure head, even though she is a bit grouchy.
I finally found one in the UK, got it and quickly customized it to try it out. (My mom has one found for me by the lovely fellow behind She’s Fantastic Made of Plastic, but who knows when it will get to Berlin.) Honestly I like my own custom Dani Moonstar figure (last year’s Pride post) better for tender domestic teenage mutant love, but this sculpt is beautiful and fierce.
For this one I sculpted Dani’s fringed boots with my beloved Apoxie Sculpt, then painted them with regular artist’s acrylic.
I sealed them with “Matte” Mod Podge which is reading really shiny so I will probably mask off Dani’s body and spray them with Liquitex Matte Varnish, which is what I use instead of Dullcote.
Anyway a quick version that looks ok! I wanted to use the “official” movie tie-in Dani Moonstar figure’s head on the weekend when the director and all the cast of the New Mutants movie were doing a panel talking about the film’s amazing queer love story.
The real stars of the shoot are the rainbow treats from Littlest Sweet Shop.
Shop TheLittlestSweetShopUK on etsy here for ready to ship treats in 1:12 (dollhouse) and 1:6 (fashion doll) scale, and visit the Littlest Sweet Shop website to buy exclusive items (Slushy!!) in the online store, enjoy the blog, and see all the possible items you can commission if commissions are open! Or just enjoy the photo gallery!
Nadia is truly an incredible artist who is dedicated to making the most lifelike and beautiful miniature food.
thanks so much for your beautiful work for my Pride feast, Nadia!
X-Men and Action figure dollhouse projects and action figure customs:
Danger Room work in progress!
My first action figure dollhouse.
Laboratories underneath it.
My action figure subway station.
Projects for the X-Men Dollhouse – a blackboard for the library
The X-Men Dollhouse – nearly finished, and the goddam lighting
The X-Men Dollhouse – stairs and lighting
The X-Men Dollhouse – wallpaper and assembly
The X-Men Dollhouse – getting started!
Lila Cheney and Lilandra customs.
My Rahne and Dani lovebird action figure customs