Bentolicious #081
I didn't prepare any bento for today. So I just posted this bento that I made for Spring Bento Contest. This contest was arranged by Maki from Just Bento, Thomas and Erico from Bento&co, and Mook from FrenchBento. I woke up this morning and read Megan's tweet that the Top 15 has been chosen. And my Spring Fairy bento has made it into the Top 15. Megan from Bento Zen and Sheri from Happy Little Bento have also made it to the Top 15. Congrats dear friends! And for all other finalists. You can view the Top 15 at Maki's blog here. You can also participate to give your vote for the bento you like before 11 April, 2010. I am happy to participate in this contest. In my opinion, all 156 entries are all great. No matter who is winning, the important thing is that we are all having fun in this contest.

Description :
This bento is created for children. With the spring bento theme, this was prepared with a variety of colorful food and flower decoration. Because children can easily fantasize through characters, so a Spring Fairy is added as part of Spring season.

Ingredients :
BLUE BOX - steamed rice, flower-shape lettuce, spring fairy, and flower decoration made of colored daikon. For the Spring Fairy itself, she was made from yellow egg sheet (her hair), orange egg sheet (her face, hand and leg), cucumber for her shoes, colored daikon for her cloth, pepino for her skirt, nori (mouth and eyes) and crab stick (her cheeks).

PINK BOX - prawn cooked in mango sauce and sweet chili, minced pork meat mixed with corn and spring onion in teriyaki sauce, sunny-side up fried egg, strawberries, green tomatoes, grape orange. The flower decoration is made from colored daikon and the pistil flower is made from thin egg sheet.


A gorgeous fairy for a sunny spring bento. She look adorable, no wonder you got shortlisted :o)

Everything about this bento steals my ♥ : the colour scheme, the background paper (wow), the fairy (of course) and the flowers in the pink tier. Just wonderful!

What is that purple pepino exactly? Fruit? Veggie?

@Ceinwyn/Ingrid : Thanks a lot Ingrid for your sweet comment! The purple pepino, I consider it as a fruit because we usually juice it here :)

Congratulation Lia for the shortlisted, feel glad with you..^^
This fairy bento is awesome, love the colourful spring feel, will hang over to give you a vote..cheerss..

@Rachel Hei : Thanks a lot Rachel! Others are great too ... :)

whoa congratulations!!! :D :D :D You did a great job! Your bento is just too cute! I love it so much! All the details! Just perfect! <3

Gosh!!!! It crushes me into pieces! Seems my words fail to describe this beautiful fairy bento *taking a deep breath*... This bento really takes me to the magical fairy spring in the "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" movie. Started from now, you have to agree with me that you are undoubtedly my true Bento Queen. I DON'T allow you to deny it hehehehe... Love that pepino dress so much (or pepito? I call it pepito hehe). Super job Mbak Lia :D.

i was wondering what the pepino was too, thanks for answering ingrid's question! it almost looks sparkly, PERFECT for a fairy's attire!

@Token : Thanks a lot Token for your nice words here! Really appreciate it :)

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Tata! No Tata ... please! Haiya I'm just mother of 2 who love and enjoy making bento so much, remember? hehehe ... :D

@megan : Thanks a lot Megan! I love the texture and the color too ... with the stripes and the purple color is not too dark ;)

Hi Lia,
Congratulations on made it to the top 15. Hope you go all the way through! Jia You!! This is a marvelous one indeed.

@Food & All : Thanks a lot Tien for your very encouraging comment! Very appreciate it :)

congrats for getting into top 15! all the best, hope you win :D

@noobcook : Thanks a lot Wiffy!

So nice to have a purple sparkly fruit to use with a fairy skirt! Would love to find that! Super sweet bento Lia! Darling girl reminds me of you ^_^!

Aww.... she is such a pretty & lovely fairy, like her hair and dress most. Congratulation on getting into the top 15!

Congratulations Lia, I must hop over there and take a look. So happy for you :)

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri! The purple pepino is fun to use to add purple color in the bento. Hope you will find it (^.^)

@kel : Thanks a lot Kel! Very appreciate your kind comment :)

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Ann! Yes, you should participate ... just vote for your favorite and have fun :)

This bento sure says spring! The girl is beautiful, and so well done. Congrats!

Hi Lia,Congrats on making the finals. Such a lovely bento and looks delicious too.
Good luck to you!

You have magically captured the beautiful essence spring in this lovely, oh-so-skillful bento! Am simply dazzled...the prettiest pink and yellow blossoms ever! Richly layered fruits echo earth's bounty. Thank you for sharing your abundant gifts with us!

OMG, it's adorable !!!
if my daughty see this one, surely, she will ask me to make it too, coz she fall in love for d princees n all the fairy things (sambil berharap mudah2an dia gak liat bento ini, karena bundanya dipastikan gak bisa buat yg kayak gini ;p)

2 thumbs mbak, hope u win !!

@Lyndsey : Thanks a lot Lyndsey for your very supportive comment!

@hapabento : Thanks a lot Debra to always encourage me through your kind comments! Really appreciate it :)

@bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn! I am blessed to have you as a bento friend that always so supportive in your comment :)

@The Bargowo : Thanks a lot Menoq untuk dukungannya! Don't worry ... you can make this for your daughter. I am sure you can do it! Hayo pasti bisa :)

Owesome Bento!! The fairly is lovely, a modern fairy with green boot (*_*)
You are leading now ler... I have given u a vote, GOOD LUCK!!

Hey Lia, Just vote for you at Just Bento and you've got the highest vote...Yeah!!

@Vanessa : Thanks a lot Vanessa! Very appreciate your vote friend :)

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Ann! So many friends has been given their votes including you ... I am so lucky lah :)

Oh Lia! This bento is gorgeous! I love the fairy and all of the details! You have really brought her to life. :D

What a cutie!!
I'm in love with Fairy and her flowers.
Congrats Lia! You are the top right now.
If I can vote twice, I'll definitely vote for the spring fairy. :D

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan! Very appreciate your kind comment :)

@babykins : Thanks a lot Izumi! I am glad that so many friends were give their vote and support for this bento. But I think all other entries are really pretty and great work of art :)

Such a nice spring bento! I love the spring fairy, great job done! Wish you all the best in the contest! :)

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot Ai Ping!

Such a lovely bento! I hope you'll win!!!!All the best!!!!

I better hop over to vote now!

@Angeleyes : Thanks a lot Alice! The vote has been closed last night and our bento friend, Megan from Bento Zen is the winner :)

Congratulations on second place! Your Bento is beautiful.

@hypothermya : Thanks a lot! Really appreciate it :)

waah selamaat, nomer 2 ! clap clap clap!

@Eugenia Gina : Thanks a lot Gina!

This is just gorgeous Lia! I am in awe at your creativity...