A couple of days back, I baked a lovely matcha swiss roll decorated with sakura flowers made from gum paste. And since I still have extras of the gum paste sakura flowers left, I decided to use them for a fast breakfast character bento!
I know it is already approaching autumn now! But I just love sakura flowers, don’t you?
To bring out the colors of the flowers, I used pandan-flavored bread which is green in color. This may probably quite foreign to you?
Pandan leaves are used in many of the South East Asian sweets and snacks (known as ‘kuehs’), the leaves gives a really nice fragrance.
The branches of the sakura tree were drawn using milk and white chocolate. I made a small Hello Kitty character at the side. Hello Kitty was made from mashed potato, seaweed and thin egg sheet. I added a little pink food coloring to the mashed potato to create Kitty’s ribbon.
The side dishes were kamaboko (Japanese fish cake), lettuce, tomatoes, baby kiwi fruit.
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.