Rainbow Lollipop

Posted on: July 1, 2010

My photographer brother took really nice shots of my little girl holding two humongous lollipop and it was the inspiration for today’s bento. This bento took me the most effort. For the first time I drew out the picture of how the lollipop shall be made and it was fun drawing on my little girl’s Crayola white board and using her colourful crayons. So there will be a little bit more pictures in this post and again the quality of these may differ because I used both my phone camera as well as a normal compact camera. The first picture is the drawing I made on the white board and the second is a picture of my little girl and her lollipops that inspired this bento.

This bento brought me lots of joys as well as some pain. Joys because I think it’s a pretty bento and it reminds me of my little girl’s jolly face with holding the two colourful lollis. Pain because I spend two hours from planning to making it and the worst pain was when my hubs said that the lollipop ain’t that pretty and I am not creative enough. This last part really hurts because I spend a lot of time and dedication in making it. I’ve read many other bento bloggers’ post on how their other half truly and really support their passion for bento making and I felt really sorry for myself that mine don’t. But again, I vow that I shall continue to persevere and coz I love bento making!

Besides the lollipops, I’ve also been inspired to make this bento because Bento Summer School’s assignment for the week is Rainbow and when I saw the lollis I thought this is it! I can make a rainbow lolli for my first assignment for Bento Summer School.  And here is my rainbow bento!

Pretty or not?! The lolli is made from carrot, purple sweet potato, corn, crab stick and cucumber. There are only 6 colours instead of 7 like the rainbow because don’t know how to make indigo! All the colours are natural except for the blue coz really could not find any natural blue colour at this last moment. Could not find clitora flowers that can make the natural blue so have to resort to artificial blue. 😦 Bought some sakura denbu and the pink is to create the jolly and pretty feel.

This bento is for breakfast though for the first time I’m having rice bento for brekkie. But in Malaysia, this is Nasi Lemak! Beneath the rice is japanese curry and I’ve got a hard boiled egg and some roasted peanuts. All these combined made a really yummy brekkie! Last but not least had my usual portion of vitamin laden fruits – grapes, yellow watermelon, oranges and two cherry tomatoes.


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