Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Ever After High Bento
I'm sure that if you have a daughter then I'm sure Ever After High has made an impact on your life just as it has on mine. Books, episodes, shirts, skirts, dolls - you name it and A-chan is head over heels in love with it. Since there is an emphasis on mega-detail within the series I decided to keep things simple for my first try at a EAH themed bento and just do the black and white logo. I love how it turned out!
In the bento: Jasmine rice with homemade furikake (tarragon, roasted sesame seeds, salt and garlic), carrot hearts and key, blackberries, steamed broccoli, fried tofu, an apple bunny and some radish slices.
The logo was cut from provolone cheese and nori using an exacto knife. Nori and my exacto knife don't get along as well as I'd like so there are some rough edges. Since this wasn't going to be a large and complex character I did not flatten down the rice but left it fluffy instead.
One of the things that I don't talk about much in terms of bento-making is that I use a lot of what I term 'booster seats'. These are never seen because they are hidden underneath the food and lifts bits up so that they are able to be seen on the same level as everything else. For example in this bento there are extra apple pieces underneath the apple bunny and another blackberry hidden beneath the two that you can see.