Friday, 24 October 2014

Vegetable Cutter Comparison

I have a little problem with Flashback Friday this week. . . I can't remember the result of my experiment! I know this was last year in the lead up to Christmas and I only thought of these photos after finding some of these cuttings in the back of the freezer the other day (perfect for pizza toppings by the way). I do remember I used a red capsicum, and have since learned thanks to Wendolonia that it is much easier to use a cutter once you have *peeled the capsicum*! Of course, why didn't I think of that!
These little sausage deco cutters worked but I'm sure it's these that ended up giving me my first bento injury - death by paper cut!
Vegetable cutters - designed to do the work.
A selection from my Create-A-Shape pack. My go to, favourite pack.
The Luv-It by FunBites.
And some pretty deco cutters.

You can see some of the edges are a little ragged across the board, but if I'd known about that peeling trick things might have turned out differently. Live and learn!


Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Ladybug Lunchbox

Just a quickie today :-) I bought this gorgeous little lunchbox last  year and have used it a few times, mostly for day outings for Miss M (she is my little M-Bug). 

It's easy to take a food pouch with yoghurt, toss a fruit salad in the base. . . 








. . . and trim a sandwich to fit in the top. Spreading some strawberry jam on top and adding a few sultanas and a cheese stick (down the back and for the eyes) turns it into a real lady bug.



I like to use a little baking paper under the sandwich to help lift it out. Simple!

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Thunder and the House of Magic Lunches

We took Miss M to see Thunder and the House of Magic last weekend. It was a sweet film and starring a cat, well she was thrilled!
 A little like her Mumma, Miss M seems to like the bad guys and reminded me to include Jack (the Rabbit) and Maddie (the Mouse) in her lunch. They hid in the corner of her Easy LunchBoxes along with some strawberries, blueberries and ham.
Thunder (cheese and FooDoodlers) took pride of place atop her jam sandwich. She also had unadorned yoghurt and juice in a bottle under her sandwich.
 The next day she asked for a Jack lunch. Again I tried to send her drink bottle inside her lunchbox. This made the sandwich squish a little against the lid. I like to send any cheese art with the baking paper I use to press the image on in her lunch anyway. This also helps to make sure the cheese doesn't stick to the lid.
 It does however make it difficult to add pretty things like the magic top hat pick to the sandwich.
 Jack sitting pretty with his magic hat.
And Maggie perched on some chess with pepperoni. Plain yoghurt again.

Miss M had to have a go at making some cheese art too.

 Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Tiger & Teddy Bear Dog Cupcakes

Wow, how did I miss posting these cuties? Welcome to Flashback Friday.
I think these tigers were inspired by Betty Crocker. Orange icing decorated with M&Ms, mini chocolate cops and writing icing.
There's a few Owl Cupcakes on the side there. You can read about them in this previous post. The other ones, well I think they were supposed to be Teddy Bears, but am pretty sure they are inspiredly these monkey cupcakes. I think they look more like dogs. Angry dogs. . .
At least they don't look quite so sad as my Panda. Oh dear. You can see why I only made one.
What do you think? Monkey, bear or dog?

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Kiss Me Quick

Miss M's class focused on fairy tales for Book Week last term. This is one of her lunches from then. A super quick & simple Lunch Punch frog Prince (or Princess) with edible glitter crown and strawberry lips puckered ready to smooch. A couple of blueberries make the perfect eyes.

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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