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Published May 7th 2014
A cute little list of the micro, the mini, and the minute
Miniature Melbourne: A cute little list of the micro, the mini, and the minute of Melbourne.
Watch this epic tilt-shift time-lapse film featuring a range of different events and festivals held in Melbourne throughout the year. Most of the shots were captured from the Eureka Tower Skydeck; other locations include the Shrine of Remembrance memorial, car parks, and bridges around the city.
Melbourne is practically famous for our Miniature Railways; after all we have fifteen miniature railways in and around Melbourne! Including a seasonal train ride at the CBD Myer; head in after checking out the windows (it's free, and you don't need to be ordering photos with Santa).
Epicure Exhibit: For a gold coin donation, you can check out the annual Epicure Gingerbread Exhibit at Melbourne Town Hall. The MCG, Melbourne Zoo, Luna Park, and more; completely edible. Quaint, cute, and... crunchy? Stop for some gingerbread ice cream on your way out.
Mini-Munchies: Here are some cute miniature munchies you can make at home: "Tic-toc-tea-cups," made with Arnott's Tic Toc biscuits, marshmallows, and a musk life saver; "Bacon and eggs," made with pretzel sticks, white chocolate melts, and yellow candy-coated chocolate pieces.
Try a High Tea for little ones at the Langham. They run various themes each season (often during school holidays), including Peter Pan, The Wiggles, Barbie, and I hear there's a Mr Men themed tea coming this winter.
Don't forget Melbourne's iconic babycino. We all know that most cafes offer these mini-mocha sensations, often with a dollop of foam, sprinkle of cocoa, and even a marshmallow on the side. But. Have you ever thought of your kids learning to make them themselves? The Playgo Deluxe Coffee Maker makes authentic grinding, perking, dripping, and steaming sounds; includes pretend "beans," coffee cup, and "foam" disk, plus play food milk, sugar, and coffee. $35 at Myer.