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Imagine if you will a spacious, white walled gallery with polished wood floors. Now, we just need the art… A knitted cupcake? Got it. A felt Egg McMuffin? Yep. Some crocheted sushi? You betcha! Claes Oldenburg had it all figured out years ago as far as I’m concerned. I love these soft sculptures, but I would love them even more if they were huge à la Claes. Seriously, who wouldn’t want a giant tweed ice cream cone in their private collection? Anyway, clearly I’m not alone in my obsession with this cozy comfort food. There are thousands of these little goodies to be had at every arts & crafts show across the country, not to mention the overwhelming amount of them on Etsy. Granted, some of them are not good. Really, really not good. But some of them are amazing. The amount of work that goes into each hand-crafted donut or cob of corn truly baffles the mind. Enjoy, and Bon Appetit!

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breakfast


lunch


sushi


snacks1


dinner


dessert

{All of the images in this show were found on Etsy, under Toys>Food.}

List of Etsy shops in order of appearance:

*Note: A few of the pieces are listed as ‘unknown’ because they are no longer for sale, therefore I can’t track down the shop name. If you know who did them, please let me know. Thanks!

Breakfast: Fruit ~ Gulf Coast Cottage; McMuffin ~ Gulf Coast Cottage; Pancakes ~ Bugbitesplayfood

Lunch: Sandwich ~ EvaLauryn; Burger ~ magnoliasurprise; Salad ~ mesears

Sushi: California Rolls ~ unknown; Dumplings (1 & 2) ~ GoBuggy; Squid ~ unknown

Snacks: Smores ~ unknown; Cheese Plate ~ unknown; Pears ~ seventytwostitches; Doughnut ~ mrswoowoo

Dinner: Steak ~ unknown; Corn ~ GoBuggy; Ham ~ SweetMeats; Salmon ~ tatestastees

Dessert: Ice cream ~ StuffyFace; Cookie platter ~ SugarChicBaby; Cupcake ~ SugarCake




comments (12)

  1. Marte Marie Forsberg /// 09.30.2010 /// 12:18am

    This is so fantastically clever! I even feel a tad hungry looking at them:)

  2. the jealous curator /// 09.30.2010 /// 6:53am

    ha! me too : )

  3. Bridget /// 02.19.2011 /// 10:01am

    I absolutely loved this almost edible art! This is so fantastic all of the detail that went into making the food look soo real! Every category seems to be covered! Awesome!

  4. the jealous curator /// 02.19.2011 /// 12:44pm

    yes!!! i love these little things… can’t believe the skill/detail that goes into each little sushi roll, cupcake, and salmon steak!

  5. boxXshop is looking for a nest. « nest project /// 04.07.2011 /// 11:46am

    [...] 1 food made by felt 2 wood & ink print 3 mini dresses made by felt [...]

  6. chia yu /// 04.13.2011 /// 5:23pm

    i relly love your blog!
    it’s awesome and very inspiring!

  7. the jealous curator /// 04.13.2011 /// 8:18pm

    thank so much : )

  8. lauren /// 04.20.2011 /// 1:07pm

    This is amazing!!!

  9. Diane /// 03.20.2012 /// 9:59am

    Munch, crunch, let’s have lunch!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Oh so labor intensive!

  10. Dyani White Hawk /// 10.04.2012 /// 3:03pm

    fun!!!!

  11. Ilene /// 11.02.2012 /// 7:23pm

    Amazing. So many details. Loved the steamed buns and mini octopus.

  12. Lupita /// 02.01.2014 /// 7:09pm

    I want to buy this beautiful models. Thank you