It is so real.It looks more real than the actual food!
Many restaurants in Japan decorate so-called the 'food samples' or 'plastic food display' outside the front of them so that the customers know exactly what the restaurants serve before going inside.
The art of 'plastic food display' is recognised highly professional that the Japanese craftsmen devote for lifetime.
But now, you and your kids can even make it at home with a special kit, 'Sample-n'.
The 'Food Sample' shop, 'Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya' (http://www.ganso-sample.com/, Japanese only) locates in the shopping mall, 'Tokyo Soramachi' (http://www.tokyo-solamachi.jp/english/pdf/floorguide_en.pdf), under the Tokyo Skytree which attracts a lot of tourists as for souvenirs.
A package of food sample kit, 'Sample-n', for a strawberry parfait contains silicon whipped cream, plastic glass, plastic fruits samples, colour sprays, syrup and instruction (Japanese only) as below.
Children may need some help from grown-ups when they use hot water but it is pretty simple and it won't take long to make it.
It turned out pretty good!
I would love to make Spaghetti Bolognese's 'Food Sample' and see if I can trick my family:-))