I was so lucky to be able to attend the Japan Hobby Show in April. Of all the wonderful things I saw, I was most impressed with the fake sweet confections created by the crafters. For at least three years, this crafting has been very popular in Japan. It is understandable that Japanese crafters would be attracted to this art form because of their obsession with beautiful desserts. You can just look at the department store bakery showcases to know they are masters of pastries. In the above photo you can see what I made in two of the make 'n take booths....so much fun and so easy. Any interest blogland? I bought some of the supplies and hopefully will be able to duplicate some of the fake sweets.
Real or fake? The second photo shows the pastries from the showcase in our hotel's restaurant. The third and fourth photos were made by crafters at the Japan Hobby Show. Isn't the artistry is just amazing! Even the sandwiches in the background (of the 3rd photo) are made of air dried Modena clay. The last photo (4th one) shows pastries made out of wool fleece. Now I wish I had purchased some of the luscious wool desserts to copy. The Japanese are masters of trompe l'oeil (fool the eye) art! I hope you've been inspired by this post to create some food art and not to consume more desserts LOL!