– Hey guys, it’s Dani. And welcome to day 16 of the food styling challenge. Today we’re talking about what to do when you don’t have enough food. Tip number one is invert a bowl. Sticking a bowl inside of your other bowl will cause a natural lift in all of the food in the bowl. This is a really great hack to use if you find that you just don’t have enough food to fill the container that you’re trying to fill. Tip number two, paper towels. Taking a bunch of paper towels and wadding them up can work very effective for some foods. Stuff this into your bowl and voila! It’s much taller and you’re ready to shoot. Tip number three, instant mashed potatoes. These are a lifesaver. If you are working in food, you need to have boxes of instant mashed potatoes in your pantry at all times. It’s not really that tasty to eat, but it’s used in so many different ways in food styling. If you don’t have enough food just mix up some instant mashed potatoes, pile those into the bowl and then you can pile whatever else you need to right on top. Tip number four, fake ice cubes. Fake ice cubes are incredible if you have a drink, maybe like a smoothie that you need to lift the volume up in the bowl, but you don’t have any more. Now, what we used to do was make another batch, but then it’s slightly off in color, it’s slightly off in consistency and then you have to try to blend them again and your whole drink becomes a big mess. So this is so much easier. Just take a couple of these plastic ice cubes and tuck them into your glass. They’ll raise the volume, just like when you snuggle down into your bathtub. This tip also works really well if you’re using it in things like split pea soup or chili or things like that where you’re not really gonna see it, but it’s liquidy and it’ll help raise that liquid up. Thanks for watching. I hope that you found this helpful. If you enjoyed this video, please let me know in the comments below. And let me know if there’s other things that you’d like to hear us cover. If you haven’t already, please like our Facebook page and make sure you click the link below in the description. That link will take you right into our alerts and gets you hooked up with one of our best freebies. I can’t wait to see you guys again. See you next time, bye.