Nashville-based miniature enthusiast Rachel Growden replicates some of our favorite dishes in miniature scale. There’s naturally pizza, but also tiny corn dogs and a scrumptious looking cherry pie.
“One of my favorite mini scenes I have ever made was a bunch of Halloween treats in the kitchen,” said Growden in an interview with the Daily Mini, noting how she made ghost and pumpkin cookies, orange and black cupcakes, candied apples, and a tiny bag of candy corn. “I think scenes look best when you add as much detail and variety as possible,” she explains quite rightly (with miniatures – it’s all in the details).
According to Growden, her interest in miniatures actually stems from her love of fake food. Making complicated dishes in bite-size proportions is not only easier, says Growden, but is also a way of preserving her meals forever and ever. Talk about having the cake and eating it too…
“My earliest memory with miniatures is when I was just a kid,” Growden recalls. “I would make tiny pies and sandwiches for my American Girl dolls, using instructions from one of the American Girl craft books. The pies were made with seed beads, felt, and bottle caps. The sandwiches were made with cork board and rubber bands. I loved how the materials mimicked real food.”
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