This bento was made with some help from my friend CocoCarina who suggested the "Bento Love" verbage for one of the conversation hearts. I thought "Bite Me" would be fun and playful for the second heart, since you do actually eat this and biting is encouraged. :) The "candy hearts" are actually made from egg sheet (I used Lia's great tutorial on Bentolicious to make the egg sheet) and alphabet pasta colored with food coloring pen for the words. Also in this bento: rice, edamame, char sui bbq pork, a blackberry, steamed broccoli from Triple T, french breakfast radishes from Ortiz Farms, and baby carrots. The doily in the photo was actually made by my husband's mom, Phyllis.
Happy Almost Valentine's Day!
Supercute candy hearts idea! I love 'em! And lucky to have a doily-maker in the family. So handy :)ReplyDelete
Thanks sheri! My hubs was lucky to have a doily-maker, but sadly she passed away 15 years ago. I'm sad I never had a chance to meet her.ReplyDelete
The candy hearts are perfect!!! Gorgeous bento. :)ReplyDelete
Now I've got to check the finalists. They must be pretty darned impressive if they beat that.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Susan! This one came together really well and the hearts turned out just how I wanted them to.ReplyDelete
Ha ha, thanks dragonmamma! I appreciate the support. :)ReplyDelete
Lovely bento, and perfect egg sheets.ReplyDelete
I like the " Bite me" hearts too..haha
Thanks for sharing this great idea.
Cute bento. Love the candy heart also.ReplyDelete
Aww...its so cute!!! Love the candy heart :)ReplyDelete
Looks so gorgeous! I would love to have this for my lunch. All the best for the contest! And thanks for the mention :)ReplyDelete
I think they're adorable! I totally would have voted for you ^_^ Plus, any bento that actually says "bite me" is on my number one list!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Bobo! Lia's tips make it easy to do really good egg sheets.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much mama elaine! It's healthy 'candy'. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Sysyl! This one is very kawaii.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Lia! Your bentos are always an inspiration to me. And I love the tips you put on your site. So informative!ReplyDelete
Heh heh, thanks Ohayobento. I thought it was pretty hilarious to write Bite Me on the heart. I guess I was too edgy for the contest, lol. :)ReplyDelete
wow so cute!! I also wanted to do Lia's egg sheet....but I haven't had the time. You did a great job!!! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Mrs. P! Lia's directions and photos make it really easy to follow, but it does take a little bit of time. You have to cook the eggs slowly.ReplyDelete
Love this!!! And I want a Bite Me heart. :o)ReplyDelete
AWESOME! Love this witty and super cute bento SB. You've cut the letters SO well, this really rocks. Happy almost Valentine's Day!!ReplyDelete
Awesome and a winner in my book! Clever idea Michelle.ReplyDelete
Happy Valentine's Day!
Thanks Shannon! Who doesn't want a Bite Me heart? ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks Bentobird, but I can't claim amazing knife skills. Those are actually alphabet pasta letters. They're already shaped like letters, I just colored the tops of them with a food coloring pen and then placed them on the hearts.ReplyDelete
Ha ha, thanks hapabento! It was fun to make, and I think I will make Valentine's Day cards out of the image. Win-win!ReplyDelete
Your hearts bento looks so cute! Great colors! How genius of you to use alphabet pasta!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Mayu! I love alphabet pasta. I used it in a Halloween bento once, to great effect. :)ReplyDelete
Bite Me! Hahaha!ReplyDelete