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How To Make Fake Ice Cubes For Drink Photography

So, the obvious question is why? Why would you want to make fake ice cubes? Well, most of you won’t need to make them. If you are ever in a situation where you’re taking photos of drinks for a website or publication, however, you’ll learn really quickly just how important fake ice cubes can be! With no need to worry about melting or condensation, you can take your time getting the photos just right!

Pink ice trays with resin ice cubes.

In my case, a coworker reached out because she was prepping for an upcoming photoshoot and she needed standard-sized ice cubes. You can buy fake ice online, but if you need a particular size or style you might be on your own. Luckily they’re just about the easiest resin project you can attempt!

Fake Ice For Drink Photography

Fake Ice For Drink Photography


  • Resin
  • Ice Cube Trays
  • Disposable Bowl and Spoon


  1. Mix your resin according to the manufacturer's instructions. Use a bowl and spoon that you can throw away when you are finished.
  2. Pour your mixed resin into your ice cube trays. Do not overfill!
  3. Once your resin has fully cured, remove the ice cubes from the trays.


Use inexpensive ice trays for this project as they should not be used for making ice that will be consumed once they have been used with resin.

You might think that ice cubes being so thick would cause these to take a while to fully cure. It’s actually the opposite! The chemical reaction that causes the resin to harden works quicker the more resin there is. You could be ready for your photoshoot the next day!

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Fake ice cubes are one of the secrets behind drink photography. It's easy to make your own fake ice with resin!
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