Monday, April 30, 2012

Caterpillar Birthday Cake

Hello my bento pals :) I hope you enjoyed your weekend :):)

I do not have any bento to be posted but would love to share this caterpillar cake I made for my youngest son's 3rd Birthday yesterday.

I only bake once in a while for my family, and decorating cake isn't really my favorite thing to do :P but I had so much fun on Saturday baking and decorating this caterpillar cake.

I got the idea from the internet, and I know my family love chiffon cake so much, so I was thinking on baking 2 pieces of chiffon cake and decorated into a caterpillar. It was a HUGE hit! the boys were so excited. A good friend of mine gave me quite a complement, that I out did myself on the cake!!

The texture of chiffon cake is like an angel cake, very light, soft and spongy, so even though this looks enormous, but for the whole caterpillar cake (frosting not included) only used 300 grams of flour, 300 grams of sugar, 200 ml vegetable oil, 12 eggs, and 1 can of coconut milk. I'll share the recipe and baking technique on my other cooking blog soon.

So here are some pictures, but keep in mind that I am NOT a cake decorator :P

First cut the cake into 2 pieces, and lay them to form a caterpillar like shown on the pictures above. Using sharp knife shape one edge and make it round for the head, cut another edge and make it sharp for the tail.
I baked 2 flavors of chiffon cake, one is the ultimate pandan flavor and another one is strawberry.

I used M&M, mini oreo cookies for the eyes and feet, some twisted candy for the antenna and feet, and some chocolate flakes for some dirt.
I was out of red food coloring, so I used plain butter cream frosting and sprinkled it with red sugar sprinkle for the caterpillar's head.

Here are some more pictures :

Okay, I  hope this would make up for my absence on making bento :P
Happy Monday everyone :):)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

(#223) Bulgogi tulips bento

This morning when I sent the boys to school I noticed my tulips are blooming :):)
Giving me an idea on what to make for tomorrow's bento, and here there are :P

Inside the wooden box are some rice topped with carrot and takuwan tulips, I used spring onion for the stems. Next to the rice are some beef bulgogi, blanched spinach and scrambled egg.
I also put some bees food pics just for fun!

Monday, April 9, 2012

(#222) Fried rice butterfly bento

I am back from spring break .... 
Up for tomorrow's bento I prepared some nasi goreng ayam (chicken fried rice). Fried rice is always save my day. We went for a quick grocery shopping after 5 this afternoon, so we have a late dinner. Good thing I always have rice ready :P

Anyway, it's kind a boring looking bento, I hope it looks like spring :)
Next to the rice I arranged some pink grapefruit, grapes and steamed broccoli. There are also butterfly cut out from takuwan, some flowers and bee picks just to make it looks spring-y 

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