Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Caning Project: Bananananananas!

I think I was a little bananas to try these for my first ever caning project!  Considering my extreme lack of experience, it could have turned out much much worse!

I used the instructions found in “Miniature Food Masterclass: Materials and Techniques for Model-Makers” by Angie Scarr.

I’ll start off with what I think I did right first (it’s a shorter list!)  I actually really like the color – it turned out really nice.  I am also happy with the scale, for the most part.

I didn’t make my initial ‘triangle’ fat enough, and what with all the squishing around and re-adjusting, one of my little sections got off-center.  Also, my little seeds have nearly disappeared into oblivion!  If you really, really look, you can see just a shadow of seed – next time (if I ever need a next time, considering how many I have now!) I will make the seeds 2-3x bigger.  However imperfect, I still think the finished product looks sufficiently banana-like!


One thing I didn’t quite anticipate was the enormous quantity of cane that it would produce!!!  I rolled out 1/4 of the initial cane, and I have SEVENTEEN, yes 1-7 uncut, soft cooked canes ready for slicing!  That doesn’t even include the 3/4 and 1/2 bananas!

I originally wasn’t planning on making full-fruit bananas, but realized as I was rolling out each of the smaller sections of canes, the ends were very easily manipulated into a convincing banana shape, and was no extra work to make them! 



  1. Unreal! I am amazed at the detail in something that tiny. Seriously in awe right now.

  2. Yay! My first comment! I can't wait to show you my tub of miniature food I've been making!

  3. OMG I didn't even know this blog existed!!! I am loving all your tineh tineh food! You know, I think you should make a tineh Italian feast scene... :)