Thursday, July 15, 2010

My first 3D bento

Feeling very inspired by fellow bento-ers, I decided to try out a 3D figurine. I'm not a very organised person and for the fact that I do not have a lot of storage space for my bento stuff, I keep them in a shelf in boxes and sometimes, when I feel like making a bento, I do get lazy thinking of having to dig into the big pile. So, more often than not, it's the latest bento accessories which are near at hand, that get a chance at being in the limelight.

My newest gadgets are stored in a container on my dining table so that I have quick access to them. I decided to make a sealed sandwich with seaweed and sesame seed pork floss that I picked up from Bee Cheng Hiang. I'm waiting anxiously for my little pocket sammies mould to arrive. This mould was a gift from a friend who knows that I love to bento and who follows my blog quite religiously. Thank you for your support, dear friend. I am also happy to know that she has started making pretty bentos for her girl to take to school.

I gave her a set of cutters recently and if I'm not wrong, they were the bear set and the one I used today is the rabbit one. I hope that it gives her an idea as to what you can do with the cutters if you can just be a little creative. I think I did quite ok considering I'm not a terribly creative person. :) I'm still learning every day.

I used the big pink cutter for Miss Bunny's body and cutting off the ears from the head of the bunny, I made them into her legs. The oval cutter was used for her paws and the round blue cutter for her nose. I put the tiny pink round cutter in the photo by mistake. The red stick helped when I needed to remove the cut cheese from the cutters.

My initial plan was to use the sliced cheddar as her head and body but found it to be too light in colour. Decided to use the smoked cheese to make those instead so that it would stand out from the white of the bread.

We attended a birthday party on Sunday and part of the day was spent at Lilliput's indoor mini golf and the second part was spent at The Icing Room at Tampines Mall where the girls got a 4" cake each to be decorated in any way they liked. This is my girl's creation. She did it all by herself. :D I think she did a great job.


Lia Chen said...

Yeah! Miss Bunny is so adorable. Cool, you put it on your pocket sammi :)

SIG said...

Thanks for your encouragement, Lia. :)

Angeleyes said...

Eh! You already have a square pocket sammi maker! I think this one is better than the one I got you leh... but nvm, you try and see which is better. :P

S has good piping skill for a first timer! Way to go girl!

SIG said...

Angeleyes - this one is quite big as u can see. Yours are mini ones right? Bite-size. The piping bags are very well done as hole is tiny n very easy to control but yes I think she did great. :)