How Replica Foods are Created

The following is an introduction of the basic process for manufacturing replica foods, which is actually not widely known.

  1. Form mold
    A mold that will express the rough food surface is created by pouring silicone into a box that contains the materials.
  2. Fill mold
    Colored resin is slowing poured into the mold, and then it is hardened by heating it in an oven.
  3. Remove from mold
    The hardened parts are removed from the mold, and any protrusions are corrected.
  4. Color
    The item is colored using airbrushes and paint brushes while looking at a photograph of the actual food.
  5. Arrange
    The dish is arranged as though for serving by adding elements to match the sketch or photograph. Finally, it is finished by giving its surface a sheen.