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Review of Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls

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Cover of Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls showing a market stall full of dollhouse food.

Guild of Master Craftsman Paperback book on making dollhouse scale miniature foods from polymer clay.

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The Bottom Line

Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls by Angie Scarr remains the best selling miniature food how to book produced by the Guild of Master Craftsmen Publications. This classic shows a beginner how to create realistic miniature meats, sausages, cheese, fruit, vegetables, pies, bread, poultry, fish and seafood. Currently in it's fourth reprint, the book demonstrates classic techniques for working with polymer clay, and includes materials that can be used in all types of miniature scenes.

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  • Comprehensive, covers everything from basic pastry to meat, fruit and veg
  • Clear instructions for many different useful techniques
  • Well photographed so you can easily see the steps
  • Relies on basic tools and equipment
  • Includes How to Make a Market Stall


  • Is centered on market foods, does not cover a lot of baking or desserts


  • Clearly laid out with excellent photos
  • Starts with rewarding projects using simple techniques builds towards more complex projects as the book progresses.
  • Can be used for numerous common foods and miniature scene situations, from vegetable plots to cafes.

Guide Review - Review of Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls

Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls is the classic reference for anyone wanting to make fruit, vegetables or meat miniatures from polymer clay. Author Angie Scarr developed many of the methods used for extremely realistic miniature food and generously shows her methods and mixes in clear well illustrated steps in this book. The book is set up in chapters to show you how to create full market stalls for meat, bakery, vegetables and fish. Clear instructions for the market stall, complete with fabric canopy, as well as various crates, fruit punnets and simple plates are included.

Written before many specialist tools had been developed for working with clay, the many examples shown can be made with a minimum of basic tools. Techniques covered include making skinner blends, creating textures , canes, reducing canes, adding veins and stripes, blending clay colors, detailing and finishing. This book really covers all most people will use for miniature food, with the exception of some bakery goods. If it isn't covered, after you have made the items in this book, you will know enough about techniques to prepare almost anything you want to attempt from a real life model.

Price MSRP 17.95, Making Miniature Food and market Stalls, Angie Scarr, Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 2008, ISBN-13: 978 1 86108 215 2 ISBN-10: 1 86108 215 0

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