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Making Fake Food

There are situations when intimation food is just what's needed. This guide is about making fake food.

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September 4, 2007 Flag
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Does anyone know how to make fake food? My husband is restoring an old car and I wanted to surprise him with one of those trays that hang on the side with the food on it or even the spilled fake food.

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Audrie from PA

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July 27, 20080 found this helpful

eBay sells some pretty cool stuff like that and I have also found a place called Abby's Attic (www.abbysattic.com) that sells faux (fake) foods.

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October 27, 20080 found this helpful

I believe this is what you are looking for.....

http://www.leeleescreations.shoppingcartsplus.com/page/page/1483633.htm

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February 4, 20090 found this helpful

Look at this site:

www.auntbubbiesfakefood.com

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February 28, 20090 found this helpful

There is a great fake food website called Fauxfooddiner they make the trays and food that looks so real.

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June 22, 2009 Flag
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Does anyone know how to make those fake cakes? It looks like the frosting is made of plaster of Paris.

By GrandmaV from SF Bay Area

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June 22, 20090 found this helpful

You can also use a type of frosting called "fondant" which is rolled smooth and then place on the cake. You can find a recipe for "rolling fondant" at www.foodnetwork.com

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June 25, 20090 found this helpful

You can make them easily with styrofoam and Royal Icing. The icing gets rock hard and will last indefinitely, as long as it's not exposed to humidity.

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June 25, 20090 found this helpful

Polymer clay makes the prettiest candies you've ever seen and most definitely very life like! I made some years ago and everyone that came into my home would try to eat them. lol I can't tell you how many have reached and popped them into their mouths before I could stop them. They look exactly like the old fashioned hard Christmas candies. You can make them any colors you want and any shape you want and they last forever!

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June 25, 20090 found this helpful

This link has some interesting items.

http://www.plasteelcorp.com/foamshapes/category/cakes.html

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October 8, 2012 Flag
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I am trying to tint resin to pour into coffee cups that will look like real coffee. So far I have not found the perfect combination or dye. Does anyone know what to use?

By Christy from Tri Cities, WA

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October 15, 20120 found this helpful

Coffee-brew yourself a cup and use some to tint the resin. I did tea that way, coffee should work the same way.

Be sure to let the coffee cool so that it doesn't act as a catalyst too early in the process (lol, ask me how I learned that one!).

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February 23, 2013 Flag
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Does anyone know where I can find recipes for making fake fruits, pies, candy, and more? I am having trouble finding this. I would love to make these for my family.

By Dee H.

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February 25, 20130 found this helpful

Try RecipeLion.com. In search box for example put "Faux Fruit Leather" or "Mock Apple Pie" etc. I have seen recipes like this on there. Also there is Mr.Food.com and FavHealthyRecipes.com. Good Luck. I hope you find what you are looking for. : )

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February 25, 20130 found this helpful

I googled it and found hundreds. Just click in images and pick the food you want to recreate. Good Luck

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&o ... 0ec92269366&biw=1024&bih=677

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December 29, 2006 Flag
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I want to make a fake wedding cake for displays. Any ideas?

Diana from South Carolina

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January 2, 20070 found this helpful

Traditional bakeries use styrofoam bases covered in, and decorated with, the actual icing that is used on their wedding cakes. It dries, to form permanent displays. If their "icings" are a type that won't dry properly, they use a Royal Icing (egg white based icing) that dries hard. Sometimes these display cakes are iced with a thinned plaster/joint compound, but be careful that it dries white, because they look really bad when they yellow or someone tries to paint them white.

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January 3, 20070 found this helpful

this is adorable..you can use the large towel at the bottom and go from there...cause 12 hand towels, etc. there's got to be a better way, lol

http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=496

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January 4, 20070 found this helpful

If you go to a craft store that carries Wilton products, they sometimes also carry styrofoam "cakes" in all shapes and sizes. The styrofoam is more like the kind they used to make coolers with - not so porous. I found this out the hard way, when I was asked to make a display wedding cake, and bought styrofoam circles from Michael's and had to glue numerous ones together to make a full layer. In all, I used about 12 pieces, in 3 sizes, when I could have bought 3 pieces in the heights I needed. Live and learn! I did mine in Royal Icing, which hardened almost immediately, so work quick, but to this day, the hotel is still using that cake! they keep it refrigerated to be safe, but it has stood up beautifully. Good luck!

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February 27, 20070 found this helpful

A funny story I HAVE to share!When my Daughter married last year I baked her wedding cake.Along with all the other chores to be done I was running on a tight schedule and didn't get it baked until 2 in the morning of the wedding,and the top layer hadn't baked completely when I started decorating. In tears I vowed I wouldn.t be defeated. I iced the pan of the top layer(which wouldn't have been eaten anyway!!) and instructed the girl cutting the cake to take it off discreetly before cutting the other layers.HEY---you gotta do what you gotta do!!! No one at the reception but me and her knew the difference!

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January 9, 2011 Flag
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How do I make faux champagne for a prop?

By Bridgette from Virginia Beach

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January 10, 20110 found this helpful

Resin is probably the best choice, very lightly tinted with yellow dye (go to the your local craft store and ask them about resin).

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January 13, 20110 found this helpful

Why not use Sparkling grape juice of sparkling cider? They are non-alcoholic and in a bottle that resembles a champagne bottle.

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January 14, 20110 found this helpful

Ginger ale can look like champagne. If it's not going to be drunk (if it doesn't have to tip when the glass does, add gelatin to solidify it. Resin has been suggested. That would be good for a one-time project. From the stage, I don't think you can tell about what the liquid is. Apple juice, diluted, isn't tasty, but would be thrifty.

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