I don't prepare any bento for this week. I don't even know what I'm busy at ... but I feel so lost. My boy was a bit disappointed because no bento for this week. Next week I will be just preparing bento for 3 days as I will be traveling to Singapore on Thursday morning and will be back on Sunday morning. I feel so unproductive in bento making now. This morning after the kids went to school, I prepared this step-by-step pictorial on how to make stuffed bread character as many of you have been asking for it. I'm so sorry that I didn't make this earlier, partly because I knew that you can find out from many bento books on how to do it. I can't take the credit from this pictorial but I'm happy to post it just to share it with all of you.
HOW TO MAKE A STUFFED BREAD CHARACTER
Make sure that all the tools are clean and hygiene before you use them.
You can combine different kind of sandwich breads like pandan bread (green), whole wheat bread (light brown), kabocha bread (yellow), yam and purple potato bread (purple), bamboo charcoal bread (black), choco bread (dark brown) ..... I even spotted pink bread that some of Japanese bento maker used. Alternatively, you can use food spray from Wilton to make different color layers from the white bread. Don't worry, even if you only get white bread to use, you can still make this stuffed bread character for your bento. I'm just showing some options that you can use so you can get more creative to make your own stuffed bread character.
These cuts are useful for folding the bread later.
If you are happy with the shapes then you can open the cling wrap. You might need to trim a little bit from the bottom part of the stuffed bread.
You can also use other things such as jelly balls, nori, bread crust, egg sheet, beans, cheese, food picks and a lot more that you can think of to decorate the character. I usually use what I have in my fridge and in my kitchen.SOME TIPS
Hopefully this pictorial can be useful. Is not too hard right? You can always write your question in the comment box and I will try my best to answer it. Have fun in creating your own stuffed bread character and wish everyone a great weekend!!