Thursday, 29 May 2014

Apple Leaf Tutorial & Swan Apple

Today's post I'm going to show you how I cut the apple as leaf tutorial. I learned the tutorial from youtube and I'm sure some of you already know the methods. Well, I hope you like it by viewing the step by step pictures below.

Step 1: One red apple & small knife

Step 2: Cut a small line, depending how big of the leaf you prefer.

Step 3: Cut the other side until can push up the small apple as petal.

Step 4: Continue the next line. If you prefer broader then just adjust the cut line gaps.

Step 5: Repeat the same step until can push up the 2nd petals.

Step 6: Keep moving along the lines until how big is the leaf you prefer.

Step 7: Here's the finished apple leaf looked like ^_^

After done cutting the apple leaf, I thought of continue making a Swan Apple carving that I saw from youtube. My first attempt to try out & it didn't turn out well for the swan head as I find it difficult but hope you like it ^_^

Need more practice!!! Hahaha....

Well, hope you enjoy reading my today's tutorial ^_^ Have a nice day!


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Bento2014#May28~Line Brown & Sally Duck Selfie

Hello my dear readers!!! When you hang out with friends or spend time with family, do you take selfie? Today's bento inspired by Line Emoticon and Line Brown together with Sally Duck also join in the fun selfie :p 

Say cheese "Sally" said "Brown" ^_^ Line Brown made from rice mix with dark sweet sauce and Sally Duck made from cheese cut out using toothpick. I add carrot for Sally's mouth. Nori for all details and to made Line Brown look smart, I add a tie :D To let them hold on together, I insert spaghetti stripe.

For side dishes: Pea sprouts, sweet corns, carrots, chicken floss, drumette and apple.

I hope you like today's post. Happy Selfie ^_^

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Bento2014#May27~Lion Bento

This morning after taking pictures from hubby's Nikon camera forgot to take out the SD card that I usually will do =_=" So today's post will be late....for those who keeps on reading my updates, thank you for your time :) Your words means a lot to me so that my blog can continue for my kids future remembrance. 

Haha....this is my simple sketched in the office for Instagram update :p Usually will update my IG account in the morning bento post my drawing :D 

Roar.....lion made from french toast. Cut out circle shape for lion's head and put on top of the french toast. Arrange tamagoyaki along the lion head as fur (Inspired by Hippomum's Bento Book) Lastly, cut out the details and carrot too! To let the nori stay firm, I add kaya spread (sticky).

Ta-da....simple lunch bento for every Tuesday! Hope you like it!

Monday, 26 May 2014

Bento2014#May26~Winnie The Pooh Monbento

Hello to Winnie The Pooh to start off Monday blues ^_^ Simple Pooh bear made from tamagoyaki & sweet corn. And cute little piglet just cut out from aluminium foil (Pooh designed). A little tiny to match with Pooh bear but well....still cute though ^_^

Here's the close up look of Winnie the Pooh. To made Pooh bear, just cut out two tamagoyaki for head & body. Add sweet corns for ears & legs. I secure Pooh's ears using spaghetti stripes as well the legs so that it stay firm :p Cute bee made from cheese & nori for details. The rice mix with furikake and add lettuce as grass :)

For side dishes: Fish fillet, broccoli, sausage, okra, apple & orange.

I hope you will like today's Winnie The Pooh bento. Happy Monday!

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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Apple Roses Puff Pastry 苹果玫瑰起酥派

Recently I found an android app "Dodocook多多开伙" and I installed it ^_^ Now I can easily scrolled through my android phone find recipes but my mandarin little bit rusty....haha... Well, I liked most of the recipes by 主厨Mei and if you want to learn can click from HERE. Very simple tutorial and even I'm not a good baker also can baked :D

I didn't took the step by step while making as this recipes was from 主厨Mei :) I took one picture before let the pastry go to the oven. Notice one different pastry? Haha...that was the cut out pastry so don't waste. There is more cut out balance pastry that I just mixed together and make smaller apple roses. (Picture can be view end of the post)

Here's the close up puff pastry for photo takings ^_^ 

Haha...this is the balance cut out pastry looked like after oven baked! 

Hope you will like today's post & check out 主厨Mei recipes ^_^ Happy Sunday!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Rilakkuma Foodart

Woohoo....tomorrow is happy weekend and I just want to "RELAX" and enjoy it ^_^ No plans to go beach as tonight dinner foodart just simple theme that I always want to make long long ago....haha... I didn't do sketches before making dinner foodart, just feel like doing something after cooking :p

Rilakkuma made from mashed potato with some dark sweet sauce, nori & cheese for details. After shape Rilakkuma, I put on beach wears for them ^_^ Cucumber & tomato for the outfits! Freehand scissor cut out the sunglasses for them and put some decorations next to them. 

Bon-appetit!! Prawns, potato leaves and miso beancurd soup for side dishes ^_^ 

Have a blessed weekend! Cheers!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bento2014#May22~Flint Lockwood & Steve (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs)

Meet the movie character from "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" animated science fiction comedy ^_^ I always wanted to make Flint Lockwood, the leading role of this movie and finally I did some sketched last night and try to made this morning. I'm glad while arrange Flint into the lunch box, my son looked at it and asked me: Is he from the Cloudy Meatballs movie? Yeah!!! I did it!!! But my son prefers the monkey Steve :) He said Steve so cute.....hahaha...but he doesn't want it for his lunch so all cute bento for my daughter ^_^

Here is the close up Flint Lockwood & Steve monkey. As usual mix the rice with ketchup and shape it using cling wrap. Kombu for Flint's hair and eyebrows. Nori for the details. Crabstick (white) for eyeballs and the blue eyeballs, I crashed the blue fondant then add on cheese. 

As for Steve, shape the rice and freehand penknife cut out the crabstick (white) for face and sausage for mouth. Add chicken floss for hairy head on top.

For side dishes: Mini burger (sausage/egg/lettuce), prawns, broccoli, cherry tomato & slices of oranges.

I hope you will like my today's bento. Bon-appetit!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Bento2014#May21~The Bear's School Jackie くまのがっこう

Last night was pouring and I sketched The bear's school~Jackie~ wearing comfortable headwear and hugs little pillow also Jackie bear ^_^ I should have add cute ribbon for Jackie (now only noticed it while typing) Oh well....still kawaii right? Haha...

Here is the closer picture of Jackie bear :) To made the brown onigiri, I add sweet dark sauce mix with rice then shape by using cling wrap. Freehand scissor cut nori for the details. I arrange the white eggsheet first then put Jackie bear and lastly yellow eggsheet at the bottom. Filled up the holes by adding broccoli, sweet corns and bear fishcake. Toast the wheat bread after cut out. I put next to Jackie so the bear fishcake was underneath :p

For side dishes: Garlic Miso drumette (Recipe from JustOneCookBook) and watermelon.

Hope you like today's Jackie the bear's school obento. Happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Bento2014#May20~Kiiroitori French Toast

It's Tuesday!!! Less food and light lunch for my kids. So I made french toast (wheat bread/eggs/sugar) and made kawaii Kiiroitori for my daughter only. What about my son? I just arrange it neatly into his lunchbox :D

Trim the french toast to fits in the lunchbox. Eyes/feet made from kambu and carrot for nose. I wanted to made flower egg so I tried out using quail egg to cook it :p To made sunny up egg view at my tutorial HERE. Same method but just using quail egg.

Kiiroitori cutter to cut out the watermelons and I cut out cucumber as leave as well ^_^ Small chick sauce container, I add one gummy for her :)

Simple and cute Kiiroitori French Toast for today's post. I hope you will like it! Happy Tuesday! 

Monday, 19 May 2014

Bento2014#May19~UP Russell Bento

Meet UP movie Russell boy scout ^_^ I wanted to make Carl oldman but when my daughter saw my sketched, she said: I don't want uncle Carl =_=" Oh well....let's change to Russell instead after all she's the one who eats :D

Here is the closer look of cute chubby Russell ^_^ For his face/body, I mix ketchup with rice then shape it using cling wrap. Freehand scissor cut the kombu for Russell's hair and eyebrows. Carrot, eggsheet (yellow & white) for the details. I don't have time to make more colourful badges for Russell :p So I made it simple!

For side dishes, pea sprouts and tempura prawns.

I hope you like today's bento post. Happy Monday!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Bento2014#May15~Winnie the Pooh Bento

Today's bento I made a big pot of "hunny" for Winnie the Pooh ^_^ Honey bees buzz around and can't get in the pot! Haha....just thought of making up a story :p Instead of make Pooh bear, I came out this idea while doing my Pooh bear ends up tiny :D

Here's Winnie the Pooh bread toast. Actually wanted to put one Pooh toast but second thought I added another one and look pretty nice :) Underneath Pooh bear, I put chicken and potato. Next to it just arrange the apple.

Pot of honey made from rice mix with dark sweet sauce then use cling wrap to shape. Cheese as honey and kombu for the "HUNNY" word and details. The white part is crabstick. Honey bees made from quail egg (soaked them with turmeric water) and nori for details. Next, I arrange some sweet pea for some green touch and pasta leaves as well.

Ta-da.... Winnie the Pooh's big pot of hunny!!! Hope you enjoy reading today's post and like it! Happy Thursday ^_^ 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Bento2014#May14~Line Moon Bento

Oh gosh....almost can't post any bento today if I'm failed =_=" I was overslept that didn't switch on the alarm clock (yesterday was a Public Holiday so I turned it "off"mode). When my hubby's mobile phone alarm buzz loudly (usually he wake up later than me) The first thing I asked him: Today is what day? Why your alarm buzz? Then I looked at the time.....oh no.......quickly jump out from bed...not even have the time to wash my face!!! Argh.....

Luckily I already know what I should make for today's bento but the point is a lot of freehand nori details.......oh no again =_=" I told myself....I can do it just matter of not enough photo taking time & I was hoping the photo don't blur!!! 

Look at my nori :( To me is a bit messy just to get it done I have a higher expectation when I have enough time will cut it neatly! Too bad....I can't scissor cut out nicely for the lashes....hands too shaking!!) Hahaha....was nervous about the time and my daughter keep on remind me the time :D 

First, I pan fried the gyoza & quickly boiled the broccoli, carrots & crabstick. Then reheat the rice. While waiting & checking....I quickly scissor cut out nori details. Shape the rice into three onigiri by using cling wrap. I put one furikake pack at her bento bag after all done.

My daughter so sweet and she quickly helped me arranged the photo taking sets! Phew...just took few shots then packed & go!! What a day!! I don't want to be overslept again....too rush!!!

Okay....sorry for letting you all reading all this! I hope you still like today's Line Moon Emoticons :) Happy Wednesday!

Monday, 12 May 2014

Bento2014#May12~Quail Eggs Panda Obento

Pandas everywhere in this panda bento box ^_^ Just a light lunch for my daughter that I prepared organic charcoal noodles, quail eggs, broccoli and beancurd wrap with meat. I also pack some apples at another smaller panda bento box (not shown).

Simple panda design by just adding the nori details ^_^ I insert cute ribbon pick so that it stand firm. To made bamboo, I just add some parsley :)

To made Pandas overload, I add more Panda picks!!!

I hope you like this simple quail eggs panda obento. Happy Blessed Monday!