Making Fake Food

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October 28, 2009 Flag

Closeup of faux apple.

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This realistic looking caramel apple is beautiful on display. You will have everyone thinking it's the real thing.

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September 4, 2007 Flag

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.leel  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 23, 2013 Flag

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.goo  1024&bih=677

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October 10, 20160 found this helpful

Esty.com has things to make fake food with

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June 7, 2016 Flag

How do I make my cheesecake for a display? They will be outside at a farmer's market, so heat and cold will be a factor. I don't want them to dry out and I need them to be the exact dimensions of my different sizes. I want them to look "real".

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June 22, 2009 Flag

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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October 8, 2012 Flag

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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December 29, 2006 Flag

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.craf  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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January 9, 2011 Flag

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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March 24, 2009 Flag

When making a miniature cream pie (artificial), how do you lighten up the caulk that is used for the topping? I would like it to be a little bit fluffier. I'm making miniature ones with filo clay, no hole beads and need a light fluffy topping to look like meringue.

By Doris from Moline, IL

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March 24, 20090 found this helpful

This made me laugh at the thought of "caulk" on top of a pie- is that a regional word for cream or topping?

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March 24, 20090 found this helpful

I am wondering about the caulk too. Caulk. As I know it, is for fixing things like cracks.

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March 25, 20090 found this helpful

I need to clarify my "mini" cream pies. I'm making miniature ones with filo clay, no hole beads and need a light fluffy topping to look like meringue.

Editor's Note: I added this comment to the main post so you will get more appropriate answers. I was confused too :)

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April 2, 2009 Flag

How do you make fake cakes?

By Catbalu from Anna, IL

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April 4, 20090 found this helpful

What kind of fake cakes are you talking about? If you want a felt cake you can find them here http://www.youc  codea=1039361854 under the crafts section plus a lot of other recipes for fake food.

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April 5, 20090 found this helpful

I used to work in a bakery with my sister and we always used styrofoam. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and they can be cut for what you need if you are making odd shapes. We made an icing with just powdered sugar and shortening since no one will be eating it there is no need for the butter or flavoring but you can color it. Fake crumbs you can crumble cookies or crackers and we used fake flowers sometimes. Hope this helps

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April 5, 20090 found this helpful

www.familyfun.com has a lot of recipes for fake food

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May 18, 2012 Flag

If making a fake strawberry pie, with no top crust, how do I make the fake gel?

By El

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May 21, 20120 found this helpful

I'm thinking that colored glue might work for the gel. Just add food coloring to any glue that dries clear. You might need quite a bit so I would go to multiple bottles from a dollar store. Now paste food coloring might give u a better color, but is more expensive. You could also try poster paint in powder form. Mix it slowly until u get color you want. You might need to work fast or it may take awhile to get solid as the layer would quite thick I would think.You could always make or buy a styro circle that fits in the pie shell and just do a medium thick layer of the gel. Hope this helps.

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June 22, 2009 Flag

Does anyone know how to make fake cupcakes, candy and cake slices? Also how is the frosting made? Thanks.

Honeybunny from IL

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Making Fake Desserts

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/36407/make_a_fake_display_cake.html (11/16/2008)

By MCW

Making Fake Desserts

We buy the fake cupcakes from this site. They have the best prices so far.

Good luck.

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

Bill and Jane (11/16/2008)

By Guest

Making Fake Desserts

How about making a foam base, and covering with a tinted plaster of Paris mixture? Otherwise, you could use modeling clay for the icing and decorations. If you add a slight glaze over the top, it will look glossy and edible. (01/15/2009)

By Cathy from Townsville, QLD

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April 2, 2009 Flag

I finally found out how to make fake cakes but I can't find out how to make the "fruit topping" that looks like the fruit is in juice that I have seen on fake pies and cakes. Also, I need help with making fake crumbs that go on the side of fake carrot cakes or fake angel food cakes. If anyone could please let me know how to make these or knows a useful website for the supplies, I would greatly appreciate it.

Have a great day!
MommyMitchell from Delaware

Making Fake Cakes

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Making Fake Cakes

Could you use sawdust as crumbs? (03/26/2007)

Making Fake Cakes

The fruit can be made with polymer clay (sculpy) and the sauce is a resin or gloss for the baked clay. Your local craft store should have some. There are lots of great sites on how to work with PC out there. (03/28/2007)

By Natalie

Making Fake Cakes

Use Marzipan, most of the time you can find them already shaped as colorful fruit. Hey, by the way, want to share your fake cake recipe? I'm trying to figure a way to make small faux candy squares decorated with frosting, etc. I have a small table with a coffee pot, faux coffee in a cup and would like to have a few faux desserts sitting with it. I tried finding how this is done without much success. Thanks.
kswaingerard AT unmc.edu (09/10/2007)

By KARY

Making Fake Cakes

I would love to know what the cookies and sauces are made from. Got the Styrofoam and icing, but I need something for the crust and filling. Any help will be appreciated. (09/13/2007)

By ladyleolion

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