Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Butterfly on a Pancake
I love doing Henna. And I love that it can translate into decorating food! When A-chan asked me to combine miniature pancakes with butterflies I was thrilled and jumped on the opportunity to put one of my favorite henna designs in her lunch.
In the bento: The large tier holds a mini muffin cup of tiny grapes, two slices of fuji apple, miniature pancakes , one carrot flower and one cheese flower. The small tier has three waffle fries, a carrot butterfly, a tomato on a plaid pick, three veggie sausage links, steamed broccoli and more cheese flowers.
To draw the butterfly I made a henna cone which is basically a tiny version of an icing bag. I filled it with strawberry flavored icing and piped out the design. In the background is a tiny monkey container that is filled with more icing to be spread on the rest of the pancakes. It is honestly very small and doesn't have room for much icing, but it makes her happy and is much less messy than syrup or honey!
The sausage links were originally two links that I cut in half. For some reason I always tend to group things like the sausage links in threes. I'm not sure why. But I am always happy to eat the leftover portion for my breakfast.