Nashville-based artist, Rachel Growden, has a passion for miniatures (“I like making minis and other things,” reads her Instagram bio). Amongst her tiny creations, you can find a miniature sink, a pink bathroom scale, and a delightful plant collection – all highly realistic and undeniably cute.
But it’s her miniature food items that really caught our attention. “My interest in miniatures really stems from my love of fake food and the realization that minis could be a relatively easy way to reproduce all kinds of food,” admitted Growden in an interview with Daily Mini. Indeed, her food looks good enough to eat (or, more likely, devour completely).
According to Growden, she began experimenting with miniature making after coming across videos on YouTube of a girl making miniature pastries, fast food, and candy. “I was working at an art supply store, so I just bought the supplies I needed there and went home to try making some mini food myself,” she recalled. It quickly took off from there.
“I generally draw inspiration for miniatures from whatever I wish I had in real life but, for whatever reason, don’t,” she says. “That may be a particular food, a vintage stove, or some antique painting I can’t afford. At least I can have a miniature version.”
Here are some of our favorite pieces by her: