A feast for the eyes, not the stomach
Updated: 2013-08-18 07:52
By Wu Ni in Shanghai (China Daily)
Delicious-looking food miniatures are at a scale of 1 to 12, including tiny cakes, croissants, baguettes, cheeses, candies and other savory food. Photo provided to China Daily
Enjoy a feast for the eyes at Shanghai's IFC mall where 20 sets of delicious-looking miniature food will make your mouth water.
French artist Stephanie Kilgast created these tiny cakes, croissants, baguettes, cheeses, candies and other savory food at a scale of 1 to 12 of their original sizes. It is the first time they have been exhibited on the Chinese mainland.
Exquisitely placed on trays and plates on tiny tables and shelves, each set of miniature food has a specific theme. The happy birthday set, for example, has a frosted rainbow-colored birthday cake no bigger than a coin, cupcakes as small as grapes are displayed in a three-layer tray, and a few colorful heart-shape biscuits.
There is a table called, Pick a Donut, displaying 12 kinds of donuts as if they have different flavors. Other sets include Dark Chocolate Wedding, Teatime in the Woods and Marie-Antoinette's Wedding.
Visitors will crave a bite of the minuscule desserts. However, these inviting looking foods are not edible as they are made of polymer clay.