Displayed outside many restaurants and cafes, plastic food samples are commonly found across Japan. Generally, they are used as 3D versions of foods that the establishment offers. Also known as a “shokuhin sanpuru” in Japanese (a literal translation of “food sample”), these perfectly delicious looking replicas represent different menu items. Amazingly, they are just made out of very convincing plastic! If you’re visiting Fukuoka and want to try and make your very own version of a “shokuhin sanpuru,” then this is your chance! During this experience, you’ll make a kawaii decorative cookie cake food sample to take home!
This Japanese food sample workshop is held at a colorful plastic food making studio in Fukuoka. Enter the workshop and you will be greeted with displays of different Japanese fake food replicas made to resemble all kinds of tasty-looking dishes. The friendly staff will help you with the different techniques required to put your cookie cake together. Surrounded by all kinds of plastic food, you will be amazed by how they all look so unbelievably real and mouthwatering!
Enjoy this family-friendly class in Fukuoka as you decorate your own kawaii cake using your creativity and whatever toppings you like (extra toppings are offered at an additional charge). Squeeze your pretend “cake” into a round or a heart shape after some practice attempts. This unique food sample making experience will be one you will never forget, plus your cake can be a cute souvenir of your trip to Japan!
Expertise from a Japanese food sample making instructor
Tools and materials to make one decorative plastic cake
Transportation to and from the studio
You only make a decorative cake during this experience (parfait sample making not included)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please meet directly at the studio.
The finished products that you make are only plastic food samples so you are not able to eat them
Additional toppings are available for purchase starting from 30 yen
For an additional price you can also make tempura with lettuce (550 yen), natto and rice (1870 yen) or a salmon roe rice bowl (1870 yen)
It will take about 3 days for the parfait to dry properly so please straighten the freshly made sample when you take it home
Ensure to dry it in a well ventilated area as it may have an unpleasant odor when it dries