Fake Ice Cubes
Two years ago, we were looking for artificial ice for a drinks shot. We purchased a variety of cubes but couldn't find anything that remotely resembled the kinds of ice we'd seen used by established drinks photographers, and then it became clear (no pun intended) that most of those were US based.
We scoured the net, and eventually found what appeared to be the only high quality fake ice cubes in the world (maybe we just stopped looking once we found it?) and began the purchase process. Now some of you may know the firm, and while we have nothing negative to say... as their acrylic (or artificial) ice is beautiful, we won't name them.
Our quandary wasn't the price of the ice, it was the price of postage from the US, so our search began again. There were a variety of make your own guides, but none were producing a good quality finished item, almost all of them producing a cube containing globular bubbles - something usually resembling a lava lamp.
Eventually we found a supplier of high grade, bubble free, acrylic bars, and perfected the shaping and polishing process, to produce the ice you can now purchase in our ice store, each one hand made and as unique and beautiful as real ice. Scoot on over and take a look, we have no qualms in saying we think this is the best artificial photographic ice in Europe.