– Hi guys, it’s Dani, and today is Day 18 of the food styling challenge, and today we’re talking all about how to style the perfect sandwich. So let’s go ahead and jump in with all the tips and tricks. Tip #1 is use cardboard. This seems like kind of a silly thing, but cardboard allows you to stack ingredients into the sandwich and give yourself a little bit of extra strength and a little bit of extra height in the sandwich. This really helps you get that definition between each layer so it doesn’t end up into a big, smushed mess. Trick #2 is use toothpicks, or t-pins. Some people really like t-pins, toothpicks are great for sandwiches because you can break them right into whatever size you need. So we’re gonna use these to pin the meat and pin the cheese into different kinds of curves, and different kinds of accents to help them get through the sandwich. Tip #3 is if you have enough lunch meat and it cooperates, try to pin your meat and your cheeses farther back in your sandwich. This allows you to be able to pin the lettuce and the tomatoes and any other fresh garnishes closer to the front. Now this is very important if your sandwich has to sit on set for a significant amount of time. Because if you put the pins for the lunch meat up further, they can catch the produce. So if you have to swap out a tomato or if your lettuce starts wilting, it really becomes problematic to have all of those that you have to drag through. So try to pin the meat and cheese further back and then pin your fresh produce in or tuck it in where you need to in the front. The next trick is use pipettes. Pipettes are disposable little syringes that you can use to add all kinds of different things to food styling, but in this case, we’re gonna use it for the mayonnaise, for the mustard, anything like that. Now, the key to these is that you can cut them to whatever size you need, just like that. So that way, you can immediately add it at whatever thickness, and right where it is that you want it. Now, the important thing to know is that when you’re building a sandwich for a camera, you’re not gonna smother it with mustard and mayonnaise like you’re used to. You’re not actually gonna put any condiments on it until the very end, and you’re just gonna use your handy little pipette to just add a little bit right where you need it. And my last tip for you today is buy a needle applicator or use a toothpick if you need to add moisture to your produce. You don’t wanna add glycerin spray all over or you’re going to make your sandwich very soggy. So, use something like a needle applicator to put little drops of water right on your lettuce, right on your tomatoes, exactly where you need it. Thanks for watching, guys! I hope this was helpful. If it was, let me know in the comments, and of course, let me know if you have other things that you’d like to see us cover. If you haven’t already subscribed, please make sure that you subscribe, follow our Facebook page, and hit the Messenger link in the description below here and you will get hooked in for instant updates that will tell you every time we come live with a new training so that you can get on and watch it before they expire. We’ll also send you one of our best freebies ever, so make sure you get in there and get that taken care of. Until next time, guys, see you later!