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Carrots and peas have played major roles in the food history of North American cultures. These faux versions were made for a historic house museum. Real carrot slices were molded in twelve layers of Castin' Craft Mold Builder latex rubber. As shown in the inset photo, this method captured the delicate detail of the vegetable's interior texture. Multiple carrot slices were cast in plaster and finished with acrylic paints. The peas were hand rolled from Crayola's Model Magic and colored with acrylic spray paint.
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Realistic-looking butter is crucial to recreating a sense of authenic everyday life in a historic house museum. At left, this single serving of butter for an elegant 18th-century dining room was made with Parrish's PermaIce artificial icing. Acrylic paints were used to color it. At right is a more utilitarian ramekin of butter also made with PermaIce.
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This crock of butter from a mansion's open-hearth kitchen was also made with PermaIce and acrylic paints. In its day, the same 18th-century hearth was routinely used to make waffles. This faux short stack of waffles was made using an antique waffle iron and Crayola's Model Magic. The final subtle colorings were achieved with acrylic paints.

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