Friday, February 10, 2012
A-chan is a huge fan of the Pink Panther cartoon. I haven't determined whether it is because of all the pink, which is her favorite color, or because it's funny. Today's bento going was to be Pink Panther themed no matter what. The only question was what method to use. I decided upon an artistic challenge to balance out all the math study I've been doing. Instead of using egg sheets I wanted to try an icing painting which seemed like fun!
In the bento: Miniature eggo pancakes, peach slices, corn on the cob, steamed broccoli, huge black olive slices and a container of tiny carrot hearts.
Using store bought icing I mixed three variations of pink. The lighter pink was made by mixing together some pink strawberry flavored icing and some regular white vanilla icing. The middle pink is the strawberry icing while I mixed some red food coloring with more strawberry icing to deepen the shade for the darker pink.
Next I wrapped and taped three henna cones, two of which can be seen in the background, filled them with the icing and proceeded to 'paint' the pancake. Small cuts of nori became eyebrows, eyelid and whiskers. I am completely delighted with the way he turned out! A-chan was thrilled. I don't think I've surprised her that well in ages.
Thank you all so much for the kind thoughts and support! I appreciate it very much. You guys are the best! And your sweet comments help me feel a little braver :)