Wood Coins for Creme Caramel LA

If you were lucky enough to be one of the first 30 customers at the Grand Opening on Monday of Crème Caramel LA‘s new shop, you received a laser cut wood coin that you could redeem for a free drink. My friends Kristine and Sean opened the new shop in Sherman Oaks after two and half years of selling awesome desserts, like Crème Caramel and Bread Pudding, in farmer’s markets and the such, all around the Los Angeles area. You might remember the Dapper Wood Toy that I created for them a while back, and they asked me to create these wood coins for them this time. Definitely go check out the shop for your sweet fix and thank me later.

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Crème Caramel LA x Caliwood Design Lab

Having created a few of my wooden toy prototypes, I wanted to try creating other toy figures. My friends Kristine and Sean own a dessert company called “Crème Caramel LA“, and they make the absolute best Crème Caramel (Chilled French custard) and Hot Bread Pudding. They also have a cute little mascot named “Dapper”.

Dapper was a perfect candidate for being made into a toy, so I figured I would give it a shot and surprise them. I was able to use a few old techniques as well as try out some new ones to get him looking right. Since Crème Caramel’s color scheme is black and white, of course I had to paint “Wooden Dapper” in black and white as well. Here is how he turned out:

Kristine and Sean liked “Wooden Dapper” so much, that they named a bread pudding in my honor. Awesome!

You can try “Charlton’s Chocolate Chip Croissant” Bread Pudding and other tasty desserts this Sunday at the Melrose Farmer’s Market. If you miss this Sunday, check out Crème Caramel LA’s Blog  to find out where they will be next. You will definitely want to taste their wonderful creations.