The Wonderful World of Miniature Food: Tiny Culinary Creations by a Costume Designer [PHOTOS]
You might need seconds with these portion sizes. While Shay Aaron studies stage and costume design in Tel Aviv, Israel, he has at the same time become quite the masterful miniature food artist. His hobby came about after he was recruited to create a tiny Seder plate for Passover. Since then, he has honed and refined his skills, creating all kinds of miniature food from avocados and rainbow cake to breaded chicken and grilled zucchini.
Aaron tells Instagram:
People can’t get enough of seeing their favorite treat in the size of their finger. Texturing is crucial and takes lots of time and energy. I’m using a sewing needle to create bread crumbs or the spongy texture for a layer cake. I can work on a tiny piece for an hour just to get the right texture.
The miniature foods, done at a 1:12 scale, are made mostly from polymer clay and sometimes from resin, glass, wood, metal and paper. Aaron has devoted the last decade to his tiny culinary creations and even enrolled in a six-month baking course to learn more about desserts.
Aaron takes requests, so if you’re craving to see your favorite food in miniature be sure to let him know!