posted on: Monday, March 10, 2008
Our friend returned from Japan with some goodies from the the Tokyo Palmers. I felt inspired to try and make Enzo a Bento. He got this cute little Bento box.
This is a close up of my Bento making experience.
If you are addicted to scrapbooking or card making as I am, let me warn you that it totally felt like scrapbooking on food. It could potentially become very addictive. The star shaped rice is pretty cute but the egg shaped fish was my favorite. The pear halves have heart shaped fruit leather on top. The cool little gadgets plus a few of my own scrapbooking supplies are what made the whole thing come together.
I was given instruction to place a hot hard boiled egg inside the fish mold and then place the whole thing in cold water for 15 minutes. I think my eggs are too small because after 3 failed attempts I decided to try something else. I put a raw egg inside and boiled the whole thing for about 20 minutes and then placed it under cold water. This process might be slightly carcinogenic. oops. Cute things though huh? I can see myself moving from stamp obsession to egg mold obsession.
I was bummed that Enzo was freaked out by the fish egg. He has a thing about texture and abandoned the Bento.
Christian on the other had loved the Bento. Success!