Faux Sweets Story

FAUX SWEETS is a professional fake food and dessert decorator located in Los Angeles specializing in creating beautiful hand-made food, home and event décor. FAUX SWEETS was founded by Mae, a former banker now baker. She started this business as a cupcake shop on Etsy in 2017.

 

The inspirations come from Japanese fake food culture and memories of pâtisserie shops in France where desserts decorated the displays like enchanted jewels too beautiful to be eaten.  Having a "craft thumb" she started experimenting and researching the art of food mimicry. 

 

In 2017, FAUX SWEETS received the “Rising Star” Award for the 2017 Harvest Festival and has worked on a 128 piece collection designed for CURIOUS, a London-based Event Agency for the “let them eat cake” themed event at the prestigious SWAN Shakespeare‘s Globe.  J.Crew has invited FAUX SWEETS for their Holiday Artisan Fair at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Dec. In 2018, FAUX SWEETS showed with Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm to launch the Fall Collection. On April, 1 2019, FAUX SWEETS was featured on Buzzfeed Tasty showcasing how to make a fake Alphabet Cake. 

FAUX SWEETS continues "baking" sweets and invites you to the joy of guilt free indulgence of sweets.

 
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04.27.19

Collaboration with Artist, Tommii Lim

FAUX SWEETS customized an all-white cake for the Art Show, "Odd Man Out" at Avenue des Arts in LA. Cake was designed specifically to align with Artist, Tommii Lim vision and will be installed at the show. Lim is painter and muralist who has worked around the globe and icons like Nike, Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry, Under Armor, Honda and more. 

04.01.19

Featured on BuzzFeed Tasty

FAUX SWEETS was featured on the popular YouTube Food Channel, "Tasty" on 4/1. Watch artist, Mae Hirota create macarons, chocolates and fruits from clay while sharing stories of fake food culture.

2018 Fall Collection Launch at Williams Sonoma 

Faux Sweets was invited to Williams Sonoma Beverly Hills on 07.07.2018 as one of the Popup Shops for the "Local Market Event" and was reinvited on 08.25.2018. In Sep, Faux Sweets traveled 4 Williams Sonoma stores; Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena and Topanga to launch the Fall Collection. Faux Sweets continued to show at Pottery Barn in Beverly Hills, Pottery Barn Moreno Valley and West Elm Moreno Valley.

12.2017 

Custom 128 piece collection designed for CURIOUS, a London-based Event Agency was showcased at the “let them eat cake” themed event at the prestigious SWAN Shakespeare‘s Globe, Winner of the 2017 London Venue Award.

12.07.2017 

FAUX SWEETS was invited to the J.Crew Holiday Artisan Event at the Del Amo Fashion Center.

12.03.2017 

Featured on KCAL9 News segment, "Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show" by Spokesperson, Lisa Carey and Host, Craig Herrara.

12.01.2017 

Featured on KTLA5 News segment, "Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show" by Spokesperson, Lisa Carey and Host, Jessica Holmes.

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