Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cupcake Kitty


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!

7 comments:

AikoVenus said...

So cute and amazing looking, Natakiya - and such a great artist! ^^

Ohayo Bento said...

Oh how sweet!!! I'm in love with cupcake kitties now :) Thank you for introducing them to me, I'd never seen them before. A-chan is a lucky girl! I wish I had this for my lunch.

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

I love the details in your kitty!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

I love it! Cupcake kitty is so so cute!

mama elaine said...

Your cupcake kitty is amazing..it so neat and detailed. Love it. ^^

Rebecca said...

Cute & so clever!!

Meia G. said...

You know the cupcake kitties! I have the cupcake kitties calender. It's my favorite calender that has ever existed. I also have some of her t-shirts: Cupcake-chan, Coffee-Kun, Apple Pie-Chan, Candy Corn-Chan, and Peppermint-Chan. That's...a lot of t-shirts. XD