Thursday, October 27, 2011
I don't think we've ever been so late to school! That's okay though, today is A-chan's birthday. I went a little crazy in saying yes to everything this morning, including blueberry muffins for breakfast and letting her open her present before school. It is so hard to believe that she is seven years old. I'll probably be saying that same phrase every year on her birthday, hehe :)
Her bento today is a representation of something that she loves to draw all the time - cupcake cat! I absolutely adore the things she draws and wanted to do a special birthday bento for her. My version isn't quite right since I had to miss out on some details due to time constraints.
In the bento: Confetti rice, cupcake cat, raspberries, carrot heart, edamame on a pick, fried tofu, orange wedges and steamed broccoli.
When we made the candy corn onigiri we had bits of all three colors leftover. So I combined them all together to make confetti rice! Cupcake cat is made from provolone cheese, egg sheets, nori and sugar dots with a carrot flower and edamame leaves.
A-chan was very specific regarding cupcakes for her class today. She wanted orange flavor cupcakes! I have never before owned a zester and had never used one before last night, but I have quickly fallen in love with my brand new one. With different colored cake layers and then white icing on top they became candy corn cupcakes! Each cupcake got a candy corn with cute faces done with chocolate icing. Here's hoping that she likes them when I take them to school this afternoon.