I just got some new lighting gear, umbrellas, etc. and found myself in need of a pizza to try out different lighting arrangements. No pizza (they last about 30 seconds around here), so I was using a frisbee (courtesy of my dog) as a stand-in. Then the thought occurred to me: why not a fake pizza? I've seen all kinds of plastic food replicas in the windows of Japanese eateries. Surely there must be inexpensive plastic replica pizzas. Well I did find one for $20 that didn't look any better than my dog's frisbee. No, I take that back; the frisbee was more realistic. But to get anything even semi-realistic is over $80, some even close to $200!!!!! Not what I had in mind.
I made an extra pizza today and stuck it in the freezer to be used whenever I need a stand-in. The dog wants his frisbee back.