Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hippo - Bento No. 182

It is sandwich day. My boy loves corn loaf from Gardenia. I seldom buy it and it was during the school outing that the children get to eat it as snack. Needless to say, when I went to convenience shop, he would ask me to buy corn bread for him. This hippo is made of one and half slice of bread. I spread some butter on one side and browned it on a pan. Then I cut out the shape and sandwich it with fried egg and cheddar cheese. I also used some egg to make its ear too. Lastly, I dry-fried Angelhair pasta to pin the ears on the bread. The nostrils are actually blueberries! I prepared the thousand island sauce to go with his tomatoes and cucumbers (underneath the bread). He also has his favourite black grapes and apple vitagen.

I am getting a bit of nervous as my boy's birthday gets closer. He will celebrate it in his school with his friends. My first attempt to bake cupcakes with edible images and also my first time, twisting balloons for his classmates. Quite fun and interesting but I have to overcome the fear of balloons being burst! Ouch!


Food For Tots said...

You made the Hippo look so real and cute! I love how you folded the bread to make the mouth. Brilliant!

Dragonfly said...

Thanks for the compliment! :)

MamaJ said...

Hiya! Dropping by from the SMB FB page! Love your bentos, esp how you make all those animals from food... you did a great job! :)