– Hey guys, it’s Dani. Today it’s day 25 of the food styling challenge. We are talking all about how to get that beautiful, wet, dewy, condensation look on your produce. Whether this is a basket of strawberries, whether it’s a salad. We’re gonna dive in and show you all the tips and tricks to get this done.
Tip number one: Make your spray.
The first thing that you need to do to achieve this look is to make up your spray. Now, you can do this with glycerin, which is my preference, but you can also make a pretty good version of this with Karo syrup, which you can find at any grocery store. You’re gonna mix these at a one-to-one ratio.
Tip number two: Use a spray bottle.
So, you want to find a little spray bottle. You can reuse any kind of spray bottles that you find in your housewares stuff, that you find in the beauty product supply space. I’m always running around finding different little bottles to use. Each bottle is gonna have its own unique spray pattern, so make sure that you play with a bunch of them and you’ll eventually find the one that you love the best. Another secret place to find them is that they often have them at health food stores with like the aromatherapy and things like that. Where they have all kinds of, like make your own mixes. Now, you’ll want to use the spray bottle on things where you want to cover the entire surface of this. Now this works really well for things like baskets of strawberries or salads. Which, that’s a great look and there’s lots of times where that’s applicable, but what about those other times? What about when, say you have a sandwich and if you come in here with a spray, you’re gonna spray over that whole sandwich, it’s gonna get your bread all soggy, it’s gonna get glycerin on your meat. Eh, it’s not really such a good look. So for that, we have tip number three.
Tip number three is: Use a needle applicator or a toothpick.
Either one of these work. A toothpick is a little bit more labor intensive to use because you do have to go back for each drop. So my preference is to use what’s called a needle applicator. Now, this is basically a squeeze bottle and it has a little teeny needle on the end of it. These are often used by crafters. So, you can usually find them at places like Jo-Ann’s or on Amazon. We will link to this in the footer of this so you can definitely just order them that way. And this is amazing because you can come in and you can apply this right where you want it. So put it on the leaves of your lettuce, put it on the outside of the tomato, on the outside of your sandwich. Anything where you need just a little bit more control.
Now do you use a lot of glycerin sprays for like cocktails and things like that, you can also go in and clean up things with this and you can make little runs with it. It’s a very, very helpful tool to have in your toolkit.
I hope you enjoyed this video. If you liked this, please let me know in the comments below and also let me know if you have anything else that you’d like to cover or anything that you’re wondering like, how do they do that? I’m happy to help share my tips and tricks here.
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