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I love anything cute and pretty, which is probably why I love making character bento. It is also really fun and rewarding, when you have an idea in mind and it comes ‘alive’ in the bento creation.
Recently this Sanrio character – Cinnamoroll has gained my attention. It is cute isn’t it? I had always thought that it is a bunny, but it is actually a white puppy with really long ears. It can also fly~~~ :P
So today, I decided to recreate Cinnamoroll in this bento. The character was made from mashed potato, seaweed and ham. I would recommend perhaps adding some salt to the mashed potato for taste. Please include side dishes so that the mashed potato is part of a meal.
To mold the mashed potato, just imagine it to be clay or dough. No doubt it could get a little flaky but it is not difficult to handle and shapes easily. If it helps you, you could use cling wrap to help shape the potato bits. The side dishes were sautéed prawns with vegetables, grilled salmon, seasoned tofu strips with cheese and hijiki seaweed and some lettuce and grapes.
There is one question that some have asked me – Do I eat the character bento?
The answer is… Yes, I do. My bento creations are mostly my lunches, though at times, I do pack breakfast bento.
I believe that food made cute and pretty should still be yummy and good for the tummy!
Shirley - Bento specialist, Singapore
Hello :) I am Shirley, a bento artist/chef and blogger. I started making bento back in 2011 as getting lunch was very inconvenient at work, and in 2012 my blog, Little Miss Onigiri was born. Bento making is a passion that I am fond of, and excited about. My head is often bursting with ideas on what to make. Even when I visit the supermarkets, I often imagine what I can make out of an ingredient or food product. Character bentos are my forte, but I also enjoy making usual bento lunches, bread, sweets and other decorative food items. If you like kawaii and and fun creations, I am sure you will enjoy my blog postings. I will continue to do my best and thanks for staying with me.