Tag Archives: topicfail

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.


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.

TopicFail Friday: The o in LITTLEoBento

7 Jan

Woman cannot live by Bento alone, right?  (Well, actually… maybe you can, but that doesn’t make my point, so I will just ignore it.)

I thought it would be fun to be off topic on Fridays, so this is TopicFail Friday!  This week’s TFF? Little o… the little wild thing that inspires a Mama to make fancy little lunches.

O is my 2.5 year old girl that is just a little bit bigger than life. Her most recent pastime is showing off her Yo Gabba Gabba “big girl panties” to just about everyone she runs across.  She spends her days making up little songs, dancing her way to and fro, and generally being overly dramatic. I think I have an artistic soul on my hands.  She also really enjoys getting to cook with Mom… the girl makes a mean scrambled egg.

I know she’s mine and its probably not an unbiased assessment, but I really and truly like my kid.  She is really enjoyable and certainly keeps life interesting.  She has a caring little spirit and we feel truly blessed to get to help her along her life’s path. I should also say that we are blessed with an awesome “village” of people that love her like nothin’ else.

When I’m tired and not super interested in making a fancy lunch, I will just think of her little question from yesterday… “Hey mama, can I see my super cool yunch (lunch) dat I gonna eat up today?”