Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Remember the Cupcake kitten bento that I did a while back? It was based on art that A-chan created, but I'm pretty sure her art was inspired by Samantha Whitten's incredibly cute art. Her booth at Anime Weekend Atlanta is hands down A-chan's fav booth and it's one of mine, too. We purchase things of cuteness there every year, but we love the Cupcake Kitties the most. Not long ago A-chan asked me to make one of the Cupcake Kitty stickers for her bento. The artist was very sweet and gave me permission (Thank you, Samantha!).
In the bento: Cheese sandwich, purple mashed potatoes, steamed green beans, fried tofu and mango.
The kitty was created with egg sheets, nori, sugar sprinkles and somen noodles for whiskers. I think that I still need more practice with the egg sheets! The brown sheets were colored with soy sauce but for the tan and orange sheets I used food coloring. The purple mashed potatoes are from purple potatoes, no food coloring added. They were a little sweeter than normal potatoes and A-chan has decided that she likes them just fine.
This kitty was a fun challenge and you should go see the original art at the Sugar Bunny shop. I can't wait to see what A-chan requests next!