Wednesday, May 21, 2008

a mini-manifesto

mango mini-cake
Mini food is much nicer than maxi-food. Maxi food is stomach-bloating, hip-fattening, heartburn-inducing. The tiny food can be caught in one hand, enjoyed in one bite. It can realize the whole experience of say a cake, within just three bites. Who hasn’t had the sort of day where you dream of tucking into a whole cake for a whole lot of sweet therapy? When this moment of self-indulgent, well, indulgence, is over, if your cake was only 2 inches wide, then what was the harm? And, the mini affords the baker more opportunities to hone their craft, to make tiny sugar flowers, to, well, stay up all night carving tiki huts and the like. Mini is therefore a win-win prospect. what mini's can you make? mini-trifles, mini-cakes (quite a lot different from cupcakes), mini-pies, mini-pot pies. So, I say, make minis.

Vegan Mango Cupcakes

Kumquat Madeleine

5 comments:

Cheryl said...

I love mini foods, too! There's a reason fun-size candy bars are called FUN size, after all. ; )

LOVE your blue dish in the last photo. Where did you get it?????

Jen (Modern Beet) said...

I totally agree! I put my mini-muffin tin to very good use, especially for savory things like mini quiches. Plus, it's an easy way to satisfy people with different sized appetites -- just take more or fewer depending on how hungry you are! I also like mini-burgers / sandwiches quite a lot as well...

Lucy said...

I'm rather good with mini tarts.

How much better it is to eat little things...

Lovely images. Beautiful!

Mansi Desai said...

wow, that's def a neat idea! there's such a charm about mini-things, right...pleasing to the eyes and a nice way to keep tab on what you eat:)

chou said...

Your photos are enchanting, and illustrate your manifesto very well. :)