Model Bakery: Smart fixtures for better tests

Model Bakery offers you a smart way to create fixtures for testing in Django.

With a simple and powerful API you can create many objects with a single line of code.

Model Bakery is a rename of the legacy model_mommy’s project. This is because the project’s creator and maintainers decided to not reinforce gender stereotypes for women in technology. You can read more about this subject here.

Contributing to Model Bakery

As an open source project, Model Bakery welcomes contributions of many forms. Examples of contributions include:

  • Code Patches
  • Documentation improvements
  • Bug reports


model_bakery supports Django >= 1.11


Install it with pip

$ pip install model_bakery


  1. Prepare a virtual environment.
$ pip install virtualenvwrapper
$ mkvirtualenv model_bakery
  1. Install the requirements.
$ pip install -r dev_requirements.txt
  1. Run the tests.
$ make test