Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Rainy Day Tutorial

Okay, so I finally got around to doing a tutorial, woo hoo!  Sorry for the picture quality, it was a rainy and dark day.


I typically trace/draw a picture on parchment paper and then use this as my guide to cut out cheese, sweet potato, tortillas, or whatever else is easily cut into shapes.


Once the jeep bodies have been cut out I use a pastry tip (straws the like work just as well)  to cut out circles for the tires and headlights.  In this case I have used fruit leather for tires (olives work as well for more savory sandwiches) and cheese for headlights.


I then "glue" the finished jeep to the sandwich.  You can use honey, jam, sun butter, peanut butter, anything that is edible and sticky!


For the alligator carrot, I slice the carrot thin and then cut the top at an angle for the head.  I then cut a zig zag design in the snout to make his mouth.  Lastly I cut a bunch of small zigzags down his back.  You can also add feet as I have done here.

Here is the finished product. Another camp day bento safari style.

contents: baby banana, zucchini bread elephants, veggie booty, corn, cheese giraffe, alligator carrot, watermelon, blueberries, sunbutter and jam sandwich with spinach tortilla jeep

I used some mini cookie cutters for the giraffe cheese and the elephant.

5 comments:

Amy said...

So cute! Thank you for the inspiring tutorial.

~avie~ said...

Very cute! Thanks for the how-to! :)

CV Fab Mama /Curly Girlie said...

HA . Love it. My littles would devour this ... maybe they are too picky but it makes me want to eat it.

Amy @ The Q Family said...

Oh! I love the tutorial. This is great and I hope there will be many more to come. :)

It was nice to see you in person at the Decatur Book Festival.

KC said...

I thought of your blog when I saw this NYTimes article about bento boxes:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/dining/09bento.html