Friday, December 10, 2010

Cheesy snowflakes

This bento is not very cute but the snowflakes were so much fun to make. Unfortunately I am not very good at making snowflakes out of provolone so it took me a loooong time to make some that didn't fall apart :) The whole idea was that the pretty white snowflakes would look really pretty against the tricolor veggies. It does. But....I couldn't take a good picture of it to save my life! So, anyway.

In the bento: The top corner has a layer of orange rice covered with scrambled tofu, green peas, and ohitashi carrots. The bottom corner has veggie hotdogs, mini blueberry muffin, steamed broccoli, baby tomato and a black olive on picks. Baby spinach leaves make a divider.

The snowflakes are made from provolone cheese (my new favorite bento decoration food!) done with various cutters. The large ones were very delicate so I put them onto waxpaper so that A-chan would be able to move them if she wanted. This was an idea that I got from Lia at Bentolicious and I actually remembered it in my time of delicate cheesy crisis!


Sonoma Bento said...

Aren't cheese snowflakes totally fun? I need to do some more. Happy Holidays!

OhayoBento said...

Those snowflakes are too cool! I like the idea of having them on a backing, looks like it would work really well :)

Natakiya said...

They are, Sonoma Bento! But also a little stressful, at least for me :D Happy Holidays to you as well!!

Natakiya said...

Thank you, OhayoBento :) The backing worked perfectly and A-chan seemed very happy to have it. I'm grateful to Lia for the idea!