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True-to-life food dummies - deceptively real!


You get hungry when you look into the tempting displays of trendy bakeries or the specialist chocolate shop? Rightly so, it really does look delicious. But beware, what here is real and what is plastic? Imitating perishable or delicate foods is much more popular than you might think. After all, the fine Swiss chocolate or the wedding cake in white would melt in the heat of the shop window. After all, summer can be really merciless. That's why many foods in the displays are not real at all, but imitations or artificial food. Then it can be hot and sunny!

Handmade food dummies

High-quality fake food is almost indistinguishable from the real thing to the naked eye. It is really hard to tell what is real and what is plastic. Faking or replicating dishes made of plastic or wax is even more popular in Asia than in Europe. Here it is even a kind of tradition, because perfectly reproduced eating dummies are there to help customers get a better idea of the food on offer. Therefore, the showcases of restaurants in China, Japan and Korea attract customers with replica dishes that look exactly like the food sold. Of course, it is especially important that the fake food is as close to the original as possible, so when replicas are made with silicone and plastic, close attention is paid to size ratios and colour. Even small details such as the uneven colouring of an apple or the bite marks on a bitten fruit are skilfully imitated here. Many of DecoWoerner's food dummies are also still made by hand, or at least partly by hand, as this is the only way to achieve absolute premium quality or to realise customer-specific wishes. That is why we always have some premium food dummies in the DecoWoerner online shop, such as replica barbecue food or artificial meat. However, if you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you with the development of your individual food dummies.

The production of food imitations

In addition to hand-made plastic copies of real food and foodstuffs, there are of course also machine-made or partially machine-made food dummies, which certainly have their raison d'être alongside hand-made ones. Since plastic food is becoming increasingly popular and is used in a wide variety of places, it makes perfect sense to manufacture common products such as decorative bananas, decorative strawberries and the like on a large scale with the help of machines. In this way, beautifully shaped artificial fruits and decorative vegetables with a super price-performance ratio can be produced for the market. There are fewer and fewer limits to the technical possibilities of the latest machines, so that extremely realistic copies of the most popular foods can be created with detailed moulds.

Plastic food as a "visual" menu

Wherever intensive customer contact is not possible, the use of dummy food can be a sensible alternative to perishable food. Think of a large canteen, for example. Here, customers stand in line for a long time until they can receive their food at the counters. Often they pass display cabinets with the food on offer. Plastic food is perfect for this because the practical dummies always look appetising and never change their appearance, even if the room temperature is very high, for example. Replica dishes are visually almost indistinguishable from normal ones because a lot of attention to detail goes into their production. In addition to large-scale dining halls, artificial foods are also often found in food courts and food miles, because this allows customers to see directly what they can order. After all, the eye eats with us and delicious food often makes us hungry just by looking at it.

Food replica for specialist shops

In the displays and counters of specialised shops, we are often amazed at the various delicacies. Who wouldn't go into raptures? Often the various ingredients are draped to illustrate this, fine, caramelised hazelnuts, ripe, juicy strawberries or chocolate lentils decorated with motifs. It may surprise you at first, but often these details are not normal food at all, because they would not last long. Rather, specialised shops use food dummies to complement their products. In cheese counters, for example, food-safe cheese wheels are often used that are indistinguishable from the original, and even the meat products decoratively hung from the wall are often decorative sausages and artificial hams. Thus the butcher's shop is permanently decorated to match.

Artificial food as a teaching tool

The use of plastic food makes sense in many areas. One of them is nutrition education. Especially in today's society, many children, pupils and adults do not know where our food comes from, what you should consume and how to eat properly. Unfortunately, questionable eating habits have become very common. Nutritional counselling by competent dieticians and ecotrophologists, who use diagrams and lifelike food dummies to clearly explain what needs to be taken into account, can provide clarity. At DecoWoerner you will find dummy foods for all levels of the food pyramid, so that you always have the right teaching aids to hand and wasting fresh food is a thing of the past. After all, plastic food is hardly distinguishable from the real thing.

Plastic food as a marketing tool

Are you selling a sensitive product such as ice cream that melts easily? These products in particular are predestined to be reproduced in wax, plastic or plastic. Food made of plastic is, after all, much more hard-wearing and thankful to handle; after all, almost nothing has to be taken care of. The plastic food dummies are made down to the smallest detail, so a stick ice cream with almonds usually has an original wooden stick and an "ice cream" body that is decorated with almond-like slivers of almonds at random intervals. Then the food dummy is covered with fake chocolate, which nestles around the top of the stick, the ice cream body and the almonds, similar to the real thing. This way, no one can see without touching that the presented stick ice cream is "only" a perfect food replica and not the normal sweet temptation from the supermarket. You can now present your decorative ice cream made in this way in the displays at trade fairs or bring it along to customer appointments. It is also ideally suited for product photography, as lifelike dummy food products cannot be identified as such in front of the lens.

Food dummies for window dressing

There are two basic things to consider when decorating shop windows with plastic food, firstly your budget and secondly how lifelike does it need to be? Generally speaking, the more lifelike and individual you want the food imitation to be, the more you should be prepared to invest. Because an exact replica can only be made by hand by a specialist and that takes time and a lot of experience. But often it doesn't have to be an exact replica at all, because if you just want to recreate a market situation in the shop window, the fine seams of machine-made dummies are not visible to the customer in front of the window anyway. A lot can also be saved when furnishing confectioners' shops and confectioneries with artificial cakes if another cake in a comparable style is chosen instead of an exact copy. In DecoWoerner's online assortment you will find a wide range of artificial cakes and decorative cakes that look great in all kinds of shop windows.

Fake food as a substitute for real food at trade fairs and events

Trade fairs and marketing events are an important opportunity to meet the right people and make new contacts, which is why trade fairs are becoming increasingly popular. However, such a visit to a trade fair also brings some difficulties with it, many products require an explanation, as the new, potential customers do not know them yet, and they should also be presented in an appealing way. So how do I present kitchen utensils like chopping boards and knives, for example, or a modern juicer that can even juice lettuce? With plastic food, because decorative salad does not wilt even in the hot exhibition halls and always looks fresh and appetising. This way, your customers immediately understand what the advantage of your product is and you stand out from the other trade fair stands thanks to the appealing presentation.

Artificial food in the prop

As is well known, there is a lot of trickery in product photography, because it is not always easy to make fresh food look appetising in the pictures. After all, it often stands under the hot studio lighting for quite a while until the shot is in the can. That's why photographers have learned numerous tricks over the years, such as heating a wet cotton ball in the microwave, which is then hidden under the food so that the dish still steams hot when cold in the photo. However, there is no solution for everything, so dummy food and food dummies are standard props for any self-respecting food photographer. The practical food replicas can be conveniently stowed away after the photo and won't spoil until the next use. Food replica are also indispensable in film, theatre and television. After all, it would be a waste to always use fresh fruit on set just so that it always looks the same. So it's not just make-up that is used on set, the food or the beautiful fruit bowls in the office are often filled with decorative fruits and tropical food dummies.

Buy food replica at DecoWoerner

In the DecoWoerner product range you will find artificial food and food dummies for a wide variety of uses. From the cheap food dummy for a large shop window to the lifelike imitation of your cake, you will always find the right one with us. Browse through our fake food and be amazed at what is possible. It's not unlikely that you've seen our products before without realising it!