Take a Bite Out of Rachel Growden’s Miniature Food

We admit it: when it comes to the art of miniatures we’re nothing short of obsessed. And if those miniatures take after food items all the better. So you can imagine our excitement when we came across Rachel Growden’s miniature food.

Based in Nashville, Growden explains that her interest in miniatures really stems from her love of fake food and the realization that minis could be a relatively easy way to reproduce all kinds of food. But like most miniature enthusiasts, her fascination with all things tiny sparked earlier on, when she was just a child.

View this post on Instagram

🍒 cherry pie commission

A post shared by Rachel (@flea_garden) on

“My earliest memory with miniatures is when I was just a kid,” she shared in an interview with the Daily Mini. “I would make tiny pies and sandwiches for my American Girl dolls, using instructions from one of the American Girl craft books. The pies were made with seed beads, felt, and bottle caps. The sandwiches were made with cork board and rubber bands. I loved how the materials mimicked real food.”

As an adult, Growden would be reminded of her fascination with miniature art while browsing YouTube and coming across videos 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 recalls.

“One of my favorite mini scenes I have ever made was a bunch of Halloween treats in the kitchen: ghost and pumpkin cookies, orange and black cupcakes, candied apples, even a tiny bag of candy corn,” she notes. “I think scenes look best when you add as much detail and variety as possible.” Scroll down to see more of her work, and follow her Instagram page for more.

View this post on Instagram

🥐

A post shared by Rachel (@flea_garden) on

View this post on Instagram

Commission for a Victorian dollhouse

A post shared by Rachel (@flea_garden) on

View this post on Instagram

Hot dogs and tater tots

A post shared by Rachel (@flea_garden) on