Hi there! I’m Mo Tipton, and I love teeny tiny things.
When I was a just a wee Mo, my parents built me a dollhouse version of my favorite storybook squirrel, Miss Suzy’s, treehouse. It had teeny tiny furniture, hardwood floors, and a little kitchen. I was OBSESSED.
It wasn’t long before I decided to tap into the miniatures market myself, and in grade school I was trying to persuade my classmates to buy handmade clay animals when I should have been paying attention to the math lesson.
The animals had little zippers running up their tummies, and in a spurt of third-grade imagination untethered by the chains of traditional spelling, I dubbed them Zippirs. Sadly, Zippirs failed to become the lucrative empire I’d envisioned, but luckily, my miniatures obsession has since found a new home: The Mouse Market.
Today, I combine my unhealthy fanaticism, er, love of miniatures with my background as a pastry chef and graphic designer to create detailed, realistic foods in 1/12 (and occasionally 1/6) scale. Perhaps one day, when the public is truly ready, I’ll reintroduce Zippirs. In the meantime, though, I hope you enjoy my minis as much as I enjoy making them. Thanks for stopping by!
Are you new here?
Welcome! Some good places to start:
- Make sure to download your FREE miniature food tutorials. You’ll learn how to make a dollhouse chocolate croissant, cookie wreath, almond cake, and other tiny foods. Get them here.
- Browse the shop and stock up on miniature food tutorials, mini-making supplies, dollhouse accessories, and more.
If you have questions or would like to custom order mini versions of your favorite foods, drop me a line–I’d love to hear from you!