Two Bears in the Forest Bento


A speedy bento today. I have got quite some responses to my question yesterday about which character to make for my next bento. First of all, thank you for taking the time to write down some ideas for me. Highly appreciated...:)! Truth be told, I finally got confused...! Too much input is after all probably not that good for my disorganised brain ;). Somebody said 'Hello Kitty', I almost made this character because it's easy, but I am not a fan of Hello Kitty, that's why I finally didn't do so. I thought about making a koala or a panda too, but in the end lost interest because both were too complicated to make - maybe one day when I am more skillful in bento making....!

Eventually I made something very simple : Two bears in bunny suits, only with the help of a bunny sandwich cutter and a round cookie cutter. I've included the step-by-step pictures below if you're interested to make the bears. I hope the pictures are enough to show you how to make the bears. At the moment I am not in the mood of writing much because it's already very late here and I don't intend to stay up much longer.

What you need:
  • Bunny sandwich cutter
  • a round cookie cutter
  • Nori punch (for quail eggs)
  • a piece of Nori paper
  • Chili sauce
  • Toothpick
  • a slice of (white) cheese
  • a slice of pink deli meat
  • a fat drinking straw (Apologies, not in the photo...!) - to make the nose, ears and hands.
UPDATE (29/01/2012)
Here are the step-by-step instructions:
  1. Cut out the deli meat with the bunny cutter to make a bunny shape.
  2. Cut out the cheese with the bunny cutter to make another bunny shape.
  3. Remove the bottom half of the deli-meat bunny with a round cookie cutter to make a bunny suit
  4. Add the deli meat bunny suit on top of the bunny cheese.
  5. Add the nose (you can make the nose by cutting out cheese with a drinking straw).
  6. Add the facial features (punch the eyes, nose and mouth with a nori puncher). Use a toothpick to dab the chili sauce on the cheeks. The hands and white parts of the ears are made out of cheese - these are also cut out with a drinking straw.

To be honest, I am not very happy with the bears. They look as if they're wearing a bunny hair band instead of a bunny suit... But anyway, the bento was at least quite tasty. It's rice with chicken teriyaki :).

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  1. gorgeous click... love it...

  2. so so adorable!! who would've thought that bologna or deli meat could ever be this cute?

  3. Seriously, I'm going to make a special trip to the Japanese import store in Chicago, Kawaii, soon! Your bento boxes are so cute!

  4. everything here....clean template...appealing look and yum recipe...this bento looks extremely appealing and yum.....

  5. totally adorable!! yet another cute Bento from you! I'm inspired to make a bento myself hehe

  6. This is mouth-watering lovely bento. So Cute!

  7. thnks CG for showing step by step how to make the bears..:D

  8. This is just TOO pretty!!!! Fantastic job! I love your site: I am following you on Facebook! :-)

  9. thanks for the step by step photos!

  10. All I can say is wow! Your food is amazing!

  11. Haha those are such cute bunnies! And using cookie cutters like that opens up a whole new world of possibilities beyond cookies! :D

  12. OMG, another great job from you! Isn't that gorgeous! You're just so creative! Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day.

  13. Hey why unhappy with the bears?? HAHA..i love them very much.I will feel like a little girl once again just looking at them~~

  14. Lovely!! Im sure my daugther really would love this!! are so cute! Really I admire you, gloria

  15. You say your not that skilled. I have to laugh at that. Your bento's are AMAZING!

  16. Love the bentos! The bears are adorable. Om nom nom :)

  17. I love your step by step tutorials! I've seen lots of ears and things cut from using straws, but I never thought about using cookie cutters before, nice one! :)

  18. ah i will miss seeing your bentos :(
    but i just HAD to comment on this before i love, its SO CUTE!
    keep it up & i expect to see more when i come back (:

  19. Mi marido y yo estamos fascinados con tus creaciones ,me pide que las prepare yo gustosa ,ojalá me queden un poco lindas como a tí,cariños te queremos mucho,abrazos.