Fake Food Props and its Uses
Date Modified: November 6, 2018 Author: Jennifer Mayo
Many believe the art of making fake food began in Japan in the early 1900’s when restaurant owners in Japan found that customers couldn't visualize the food items on their menus. To help customers, they began making fake recreations of their dishes to display in their windows or outside their shop.
Fast forward to 2018 and fake food has become something of a collectors item! Just look at Akiko Obata, a Guinness world record holder, with a collection of over 8,000 fake food replicas! Her collection began when her sister picked up some old fake food samples from a local restaurant. She told one website, "Replicas are not real food, but I truly respect how each of them are made to look so real.” And she's right-- when done right, replica or fake food is truly art.
While we may not have items as exotic as what you'd find in Japan, Props America has a variety of fake realistic food items that could be used in a variety of ways. Besides collecting them for your own enjoyment, you could also easily use these props for home staging your next real estate sale, dress a set for a play, online video or other creative project, promotional photoshoots or whatever reason you may need realistic fake food.
Over 90% of the faux food items carried by Props America are handcrafted and ship warehouse direct from our artificial food crafters. The artificial food props carried by Props America are made from various types of plastics, resins and materials to replicate the appearance of real foods. All materials are non-toxic and safe, but should not be eaten or used as toys for children. Faux foods make a great addition to decorate your home, stage a model home, accentuate displays in your store and for resale.
Fake food like this can be used for a number of purposes. For home stagers, you can easily dress up a boring dining room table or kitchen counter with some realistic fake/faux food. Set dressers, have no fear, our realistic food would look wonderfully real in your stage play, musical or photo op. Collectors, our fake food would look great in your case or on a shelf. Truly, the options are endless.