I thought the hermit puppet would need to eat a lemon cupcake so I set to build a slice for the top. In the end he didn't need that as the bug party has fabulous cakes making his unnecessary to have in the film. They came out so nice I decided to make a little lemon and add the slices with it into a hand-thrown ceramic bowl for the tea service tray. While I was at it, I used a failed carved spoon to serve up some wonderfully fresh. messy, berry jam on the tray as well!
I took dried lime skins, painted them yellow, cut segments of the juicy flesh out of soft foam wrap. Used paper strips between each segment. Loved how authentic these look when backlit, cells full of juice.