• Blue tie-dye rice (see tutorial in my "bento" section)
  • couscous makes a good pebbly garden path
  • All flowers except for the tulips and daffodils are from egg white. Centers are made of piped yolk that's been mashed with mayonnaise and sugar (like what you would put in a deviled egg)
  • yellow squash wings, body and antennae from stringy bits of snap pea
  • carrot
  • red bell pepper
  • daffodils are yellow squash with carrot centers. The centers are anchored with dabs of the egg yolk mixture.
  • despite their random and simple shapes, these leaves are what took forever to cut. All greenery is cut from snow pea pods.

Garden bento, closeup

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With the exception of the tulips, all flowers were cut using the very tiniest gum-paste flower-cutters.

All flowers except for the tulips and daffodils are from hard-boiled egg white. Orange tulips and daffodil centers are hand-cut from carrots; red tulips are hand-cut from red pepper. Daffodil petals and the wings of the butterfly are yellow squash.

The leaves are cut from pea pods and took the most time of anything...I'm pretty sick of cutting pea pods right now.
The body and antennae of the butterfly are also made from the stringy parts of snow pea pods.

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  1. Helena_of_Troy 62 months ago | reply

    i'm gonna read the tutorial for the blue rice. looks awesome.

  2. Jen's Photography 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called \\*W*H*I*M*S*I*C*A*L*//, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. amelieruth 61 months ago | reply

    Wonderful :)

  4. Princesa Amapola 61 months ago | reply

    soo beautiful!!! ,,,,

  5. lydiaisthebombdig 59 months ago | reply

    This looks like it took a long time to make!
    But is a great photo(:
    I love the colors and the organization!

  6. gun_smiths (cat attack) 56 months ago | reply

    your bento look really nice ... i wish mine look half good as yours ^_^

  7. Andrea Peipe 54 months ago | reply

    God, this is so beautiful! Too beautiful to eat...

  8. Cizzageee 53 months ago | reply

    :O your amazing! loooeel ;)

  9. yuka14 52 months ago | reply


  10. Amy Prior 49 months ago | reply

    you are amazing!

  11. Mad About Cookies 43 months ago | reply

    WOW!!! This is simply AMAZING!!!!!!!

  12. Little Grey 39 months ago | reply

    it's so pretty...

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