Friday, October 7, 2016


These past few weeks it felt a bit strange- making Thanksgiving foods in October, in advance of the holiday.  But I know that is how most advertisers, retailers, designers and basically anybody promoting anything operates. I remember my early days as a cashier and sales associate stocking Christmas items as early as September- it seemed wrong to me at the time, but that's just standard practice now.

For this month I tried to focus on the staples of the holiday- on what the traditional contemporary Thanksgiving table and menu generally includes. I tried to go heavier on the savory selections since I know those are the visions that most people conjure when they think of Thanksgiving. 

I had my own visions of doing a separate menu list showcasing what a colonial Thanksgiving might have looked like, but with so little time I knew it would never come to pass.  Perhaps a menu list for October 2017.


Below is the final menu for Saturday October 15th. As always, my items are sold first come first served on the 15th at 12:00 noon EST each month. I've decided that the side dishes this year will all be sold individually, a'la carte, to cater to making your own individualized meal.  Quantities that will be available are in parentheses, followed by the prices.  

~ The Appetizers~

Party Cheese Ball & Crackers on Wooden Board   (2)  21.00
 -28 individual crackers- two kinds
 -nut covered cheddar cheese ball
 -oak serving board

Deviled Eggs Set of Nine   (6)   17.00

~The Dinner Menu~

Whole Roasted Turkey with Garnishes  (6)  44.00
 -whole roasted turkey
 -five cut roasted potatoes
 -five petite carrots
 -bed of plastic greens
 -two orange slices

Roasted Parsley Potatoes in a Ceramic Serving Dish  (4)   25.00
 -includes ceramic dish and approx 40 individual and loose potato pieces

Glazed Sweet Potatoes in a Ceramic Serving Dish  (2)   25.00
  -potatoes are not individual but are removable from dish
  -includes ceramic dish

Baby Carrots in a Ceramic Serving Dish  (2)    16.00
 -carrots are removable from dish, but are not loose and individual

Baguettes   (4)     6.00

Corn Muffins Set of Five   (6)    9.00

Crescent Rolls Set of Three  (6)  7.00

Cornbread Squares Set of Three  (5)   7.00

a'la carte side items:

Mashed Potatoes With Gravy   (10)  7.00

Carrots and Peas   (9)   7.00

Turkey Slice with Gravy  (9)    7.00

Side of Roasted Parsley Potatoes   (4)   4.50

Side of Glazed Sweet Potatoes   (5)   7.00


Pumpkin Spice Parfait   (11)     5.25

Fall Party Cookie Assortment  (4)    13.00
 -two chocolate dipped acorn cut outs
 -three iced leaves with fall sprinkles
 -four pumpkin spice drop
 -three pecan shortbread

Pumpkin Roll With Single Slice   (2)  13.00

Ginger Snaps Set of Five   (4)   5.00

Snickerdoodles Set of Five   (5)   5.00

Pumpkin Spice Cake Squares Set of Two   (6)   7.00

Falling Leaf Cut Out Cookies with Sprinkles Set of Five   (5)   6.50

Pecan Pie with Two Slices   (1)    24.00

Pumpkin Pie with Eight Individual Slices  (1)   24.00

Pumpkin Pie Slices Set of Two   (13)   6.00

Frosted and Sprinkle Brownies Set of Five   (4)  8.50

* Please note that the cranberry sauce listed and pictured earlier was removed from my final menu list due to issues with the ceramic bowl chipping. Sorry for any confusion.

If you have any questions about any of the items feel free to post here on the blog or message me in my Etsy shop.  Unfortunately, at this time I am unable to take on any custom requests. If you want an email reminder the day before my items go live each month, email me at : 


Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Yes, Pippaloo is back!

These next few months are my favorite ones to make doll foods for. There are so many fun treats and eats to replicate- Americans love their holiday foods- and so do dolls.  

September historically has been a month where I pick an end of summer theme for my menu list- I've done fun-at-the-fair foods, a back to school lunch menu, late summer brunch- to name a few, but this year I am getting a leg up and decided to theme in advance of the holiday.  So this year's theme for September is Halloween Party Treats.  

Looking ahead the plan is...

October 15th-  Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
November 15th-  Welcome Melody and the 1960's

Those who have followed my blog or have shopped with me for some time have come to expect a number of things each month: variety, quantity and quality. The last element will never change. My end goal always is to make realistic looking, quality food for 18" dolls that collectors of all ages can enjoy.  

Moving forward, I am hoping to still be able to offer on the other two points, however, due to increased family obligations, the reality is that my menu lists and quantities will be more limited this year than in the past. I'm still going to try my best to churn it out though- so we will see how things go! Sadly, it will be very difficult, given my schedule, to accommodate specific time frames or do r&d for new products so unfortunately this means that I will not be able to take on any custom work at this time.

                             HALLOWEEN PARTY TREATS 

As always each month, items will be available in my Etsy shop at 12:00 noon EST on the 15th. Quantities that will be available are in parenthesis, followed by the prices.

Mummy Face Pizzas set of five   (6)  14.00

Frosted & Sprinkled Halloween Sugar cookies set of five   (5)   6.00

Candy Corn Cookies set of five (6)    5.00

Googly Eye Cookies set of eight  (10)   12.00

Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches set of two  (4)   12.50

Ham & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches set of two  (8)   12.50

Caramel Apple on a Stick  (9)   7.00

Cookies and Cream Cake with two slices  (1)    28.00

Goofy Ghosts on a Stick set of two  (3)   3.25

Graveyard Chocolate Parfaits  (8)   5.25

-includes bite size removable white chocolate ghost

Candy Corn Parfaits  (6)    5.25

Pumpkin Spice Parfait  (12)    5.25

Cookies and Cream Parfait  (10)    5.25

Halloween Swirl Lollipops set of two  (5)   4.00

Halloween Candy Set  (9)    10.50
set includes:
    -14 individual pieces of candy corn- (pumpkin candy corn & traditional as pictured)
    -Halloween twister lollipop
    -goofy ghost on a stick

Spider Web Chocolate Cake with two slices  (1)   22.00

If you have any questions about any of the items- or anything else comment here on the blog or message me in my Etsy shop.