Where to find realistic faux food?
January 28, 2009 11:28 AM Subscribe
Where can I purchase the best fake cake (and fake food in general) for a fake feast fit for queens and kings?
posted by allisonrae to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've long had an admittedly weird, whimsical notion to create a tableau of fake food on my dining table as a sort of centerpiece. Not a bowl of plastic fake fruit so much as a three-tier cake on a cake stand, maybe a couple of plates with a t-bone steak, potatoes, and veggies. A couple glasses of "wine" or a tray of faux chocolates or petit-fours might be fun.
I've had a hard time figuring out where online to purchase this sort of stuff. All the sites I've found via google feature very small, low-res pictures. I'm wary to spend $80 on a fake cake without knowing whether it will look like a glossy lump of play-dough or something that could really fool someone. I know the realistic fake stuff exists... I've seen these sorts of items before in the occasional diner display case (although nowhere I can remember the name of or else I'd just call them up and ask).