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Zombie, NObento

23 Jan

Zombie Cake

So, it isn’t a bento, but it is “cute” food.

I use cute in quotes because I suppose a zombie cake isn’t exactly cute.  My cousin is a zombie freak.  She loves anything zombie.  So, I decided to make her a zombie cake for her big 3-0 birthday.

I have no real cake decorating expertise other than that my grandmother used to decorate cakes as a business.  I used to watch and help her in the summers when we would visit.  She has directly taught me some things and has answered many questions over the phone… thanks G-ma!

The cake is chocolate (devils food) and the icing is chocolate as well.  A dusting of brown sugar give the “dirt” some color and texture.  The weed/grass tufts are a mixture of chocolate and cream cheese icing with a few drops of green food coloring.  I made the headstones out of card stock and simply used a butter knife to lift the cake and make the broken ground.  I ordered the glow-in-the-dark zombie play set (yes, it was called a play set) from Amazon.

Making a Furoshiki Purse

19 Jan

Furoshiki Purse

My first REAL bento box came with a matching colored napkin that I just tossed in a drawer until I discovered it was a Furoshiki!  A furoshiki is a traditional wrapping cloth and was meant to be folded and tied into a little carrier for the bento that would late become a table cloth or napkin!

A little research online and poof, I can make a cute little “purse” for O to carry her bento.

You, too can learn to wrap all kinds of things at…

http://furoshiki.com/

He Said it Better than I

17 Jan

There was no TopicFail Friday post, so therefore I will institute a special edition of TopicFail Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.