My "fake" linguini for the play. I made fresh pasta, baked it, painted it with tomato paste and basil, then let it dry for three or four days. Then I sprayed six layers of polyurethane on the top and bottom. I made seven, one for each performance. All told I made more than twenty, because Harley ate most of them, and we used some for practice. It was a ton of work, but I think they look great.