爱。开心便当のWitch-terpillar in the Garden

October 29, 2010

This is another Halloween themed bento I made this morning….should be the last Halloween themed bento for this year Halloween. LOL..I still cannot believe that I’ve made six Halloween themed bento. 🙂

I wanted to make the caterpillar dressed with witch black costume, therefore I made a caterpillar with three chocorate raisin onigiri bread balls with meat floss filling.   I used a fish ball as the head of the caterpillar and she is wearing a witch hat which made from cheese and nori.  The detials of the face are made from cheese, nori and marshmellow.  I put in the bone food picks as the legs for the caterpillar. 

Here’s the closeup shoot for the witch-terpillar’s head.

The bread balls are a bit small in size, therefore, I have included quite a lot of goodies in the bento to make a garden for the caterpillar.  There are fried chickens (as rock), sausage leaves (as leaves), crab meat flowers (as flowers), cherry tomatoes (as fruits), baby carrots and fresh plum slices (as plants).   Last but not least, put in a skull food pick for some spooky Halloween feel.  😉 So, that’s the witch-terpillar in the garden bento for my son.

Hope my son will enjoy looking at the witch-terpillar and the garden scene too…haha. 

We will see again next week!!!   Wish all of you have a wonderful weekend ahead.   ♥.♥

♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪ HAPPY WEEKEND ♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪

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爱。开心便当のdonaShi Bento

October 28, 2010

I bought a box of donaShi yesterday from Big Apple Donuts & Coffee after I seen it from DonaShi Bento at KidsDreamWork…LOL…we are so happy that we can get this at my poor little town here. Yeehar….can’t wait to try them…hmmm…soooo delicious and sooo cute the donuts. 🙂  Thanks to Ai Ping for sharing these delicious yet adorable donuts with us.

Therefore, I just use the donaShi for this morning bento.  I put two donaShi into the bento and have some chicken nuggets and black grapes too.  Used few animal food picks to brighten up the bento.  Simple and fast to prepare. 

They are many different flavours and pretty outlook of the donaShi.  I just managed to get nine this time…hope to get more next time too…hehehe…oh donaShi…I love you so much.  I am coming to you now…..to eat you…hohoho.

Happy day to all of you.


爱。开心便当のJack O’lantern & Pumpkin Girl

October 27, 2010

This is another Halloween themed bento again…LOL..couldn’t believe that I am full of Halloween inspiration. 😉

I cooked some linguine pasta with homemade fresh tomoto puree.  I put in some chicken meat and some canned button mushrooms into the sauce too, to make the sauce tastier. 

After that, I cut a boiled fish cake into half and used cheese, nori to decorate it as a Pumpkin Girl and decorated the other half as Jack with cheese and nori too.  The green stems for the pumpkin and Jack were actually broccoli stems with I cut from the broccoli florets and pinned into the fish cake with dry spaghetti sticks.

Here’s the closeup of the Pumpkin Girl and Jack…

There are some broccoli florets and some black grapes in the box too.  I am using the skull pick again to give some spooky feel to the bento..hehe.

Few more days to Halloween, although we don’t have any celebration here, but, I have lots of fun making all these Halloween themed bento and my sons and I enjoy so much through this Halloween themed bento making process…this is another way of celebration too. 🙂

Wishing all of you have a wonderful and joyful Halloween ahead!!!


爱。开心便当のShikai Maki Sushi Bento

October 26, 2010

My son requested some sushi for bento last night.  He began to like to eat sushi recently, after the tuna bread sushi that I have made for him…but with normal rice without vinegar and ingredients that he likes only. 🙂  So…I made him this Shikai Maki Sushi bento this morning. 

I saw this beautiful type of sushi from YouTube quite some time ago, but do not try to make it until now.  This is my second time to try and it was much better than my first..hehe.  Actually it is easy and simple to make after you know the step-by-step procedures and try it youself for one or two times. I found this Make sushi at home! which provided step-by-step instructions and photos to help you make you own Shikai Maki sushi.

 The sushi was made with rice, imitation crab meat and nori.  There are fried prawns and broccoli florets and some lettuce in the box too.  

My son was happy to see this beautiful sushi this morning and hope that he will enjoy eating it during his breaks. 🙂

Update: Submitted to “What’s for Lunch” Wednesday, Week 22, at Shannon’s post.


爱。开心便当のVampire Ghost Bento

October 25, 2010

I saw this cute and spooky cartoon ghost from Internet.  It’s catched my eyes because of it’s big smiling mouth with the vampire teeth.  It is suitable to make for Halloween themed bento for my son…cute with little bit of spooky…hehe.

Besides that, my son will be having final term exam this whole week.  Today is the first day of the exam, I wish to make something that can cheer him up to help him to relief some tension cause by the exam and at the same time…wake him up with the scary bento so that he still can stay alert and ‘fresh’ after the breaks and still have enough ‘power’ to continue his second paper. LOL…

I made a chicken sandwich which layered with lettuce, cheese and chicken patty.  On top of the sandwich, I used imitation crab meat and nori to decorate the sandwich as a vampire ghost.  The hands were cut from the leftover bread with a small petal cutter.  Other than that, I have included two hard-boiled quail eggs and made them as ghost too…two silly ghost…hehehe.  I put two baby carrots and black grapes in the box to complete the bento.

By the way, Hapa Bento is organizing October B.O.M.B contest with “Halloween or Harvest” themed.  So, I am going to submit all my Halloween themed bentos for the contest…how about you??? 😉 Hurry up, the contest will be ended on October 31,  2010 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Hope that my son will have more ‘power’ to complete his exam today and enjoy the cute but spooky vampire ghost sandwich. Last but not least, “Happy Monday” to all of my bento pals. 🙂


爱。开心便当のMantou Skellington Bento

October 22, 2010

This is  Halloween theme bento #3, Mantou Skellington…

I still have two strawberry mantous in the fridge, so I decided to make them as Jack Skellington as they are having a very beautiful “white skin”, prefect to represent Jack Skellington’s white skull…hehe.

I steamed the mantous and cut the details from nori, then used butter to paste the nori on the mantaus.  It is pretty simple and fast.  There are some chicken nuggets, grapes and baby carrot in the box too.  As I mentioned before in my second Halloween bento, I made my own picks for Halloween, so I included two new picks this morning, the skull and the skull piano picks…aren’t they cool??? 😉

That’s all about today’s bento. Hope you have a delightful and joyful day. Happy weekend ahead too. Cheers!!!


Fondant Cupcakes – Bear & Keroppi

October 21, 2010

I made some steamed vanilla and orange sponge cupcakes for my eldest son’s classmates for Children’s Day celebration.  I decided to decorate the cupcakes with fondant icing.  This was my first time “play” with fondant icing.  It was FUN!!! 🙂 Decorating the cupcakes using fondant icing is just like making miniatures with clay.  As long as you got the imagination, you can decorated it any way you like…. cute, pretty, elegant, or sexy. 🙂 After some disscussion  with my son, we decorated the cupcakes with Bear and Keroppi. 

We dare not try with those 3D design as this is our first time using fondant, therefore, we just made a simple 2D design to cover the cupcakes.  Both of us had a great time when making all these cute cupcakes fondant.  There are total 50 cupcakes we need to decorate, 25 with Bear and the rest with Keroppi.  Here’s are some of our “artworks”…

After that, we need to pack those cute cupcakes with plastic disposable food containers.  We have to pack 25 boxes.  In each of the boxes, we put a Bear cupcake and a Keroppi cupcake, also included some sweets and mini fruit jellies.

I am glad that the kids like the cute cupcakes so much and enjoy eating them.  🙂