Food Clay Art Part 14: Satay Miniature
Happy Saturday! So I started doing my food miniature again! Last week, I blogged about my bread miniature and thank you all for your lovely comments. Today, I am showing you my SATAY MINIATURE!
Let me introduce you the “ingredients” for my satay. I think I am making chicken satay, or maybe mutton satay lah. Whatever you see above is made from clay, except for the small porcelain bowl. The purple and green strips at the corner is onion and cucumber, I haven’t cut them into small pieces yet.
Ok lah my ketupat not very nice, no leaves. And the orange strips at the bottom is NOT carrot, in case you are wondering. Those are supposed to be cut to very very small minced pieces and it is peanuts! I got so tired that I ask Grandpa to cut for me. And he was complaining cut so small for what! LOL.
The most fun part is of course making the satay, which I mixed red and white clay and put them in a stick. If you see satay carefully, you should see the fats on some of the meat. So my white clay represents the fats. And I REALLY TORCH IT! Yes I torched all the clay miniature satay to give it abit of smoky charcoal grilled feel. LOOKS LIKE IT RIGHT! I really think my satay is very nice!
My end product! Although I think I need to improve on my satay sauce and ketupat, but I think MY SATAY IS VERY CUTE! Thanks for reading.
Alot of people ask me if I am learning food miniature making, yes I am learning miniature making. In fact, I have learnt it from two masters – one is a very knowledgable teacher called “Kin” and another is from a 60-year-old experienced ahma called “Mdm Ang”. Both are very talented and passionate about this craft, and I am learning alot from them.
One of Mdm Ang’s wishes is to publish a book on local food miniatures, so I am doing a shout out here. I don’t know how will this turn out or will it even have response. But anyway, Mdm Ang is very good in making these miniatures especially our local food such as chicken rice, satay, chap chye peng etc and even traditional kuehs. Of course publishing a book is not cheap so I am using my small effort here to call for publishers who are interested to work together to publish a book together on local food miniature. If you are keen to work together to publish a food miniature book or have contacts, please drop me an email at [email protected]