I believe I’ve mentioned here before that G2 is the child who most likes to bake. She loves to decorate cupcakes and cakes, and loves to show off all her baking. G3 likes to help with things, but she’s not yet at the stage of being able to bake all on her own, though she does really like to decorate – especially with fondant. Well, last night G1′s church class did cupcake decoration. She was so excited to come home and show off that she can decorate, too! I was happy to see her start to show an interest in some type of cooking or baking, as anyone with Celiac Disease needs to know how to cook in order to survive. We’ll see if she can move past cupcakes to meals at some point.
G1 doesn’t usually get the in-depth, tricky lunches, probably because she’s 15 and doesn’t ask for them. This time, though, I tried to make Totoro for her, after having previously seen some Studio Ghibli bentos. Today in her Easy Lunchbox, she has a Totoro made out of tofu. I used 3/4 of a circle cutter for Totoro’s body, and a Pikachu head to cut his head. The decorations are made out of nori and soy paper (I’m including the Amazon Affiliate link for the soy paper, but I found it for half the price at Whole Foods), all cut freehand. In the top sections of her ELB are carrots with a heart food pick and one of the cupcakes she made. In a separate Lock & Lock container, she has some pineapple chunks and a lion food pick. She also has a Thermos of tomato soup.
G2 has been working really hard at school, and also really likes having fun and being silly. While the unicorn cookie cutter I have doesn’t look at all like a My Little Pony, it was all I had to use as a template. I just found an etsy shop filled with MLP cookie cutters made using 3D printing technology. Very cool! In G2′s Easy Lunchbox today, she has 2 provolone sandwiches decorated to be Rarity and Sweetie Belle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. In the top section on the left she has a chocolate cupcake with fudgy icing decorated with a crown and a bow food pick. On the right she has sliced apples (dipped in pineapple juice leftover from G1′s lunch to keep from browning), and in her ELB mini-dipper she has cinnamon sugar. We’ve found that apples get gooey and gross if the cinnamon sugar just sits on them all day, so instead I put the cinnamon sugar in a separate container.
G3′s lunch is pretty similar to G2′s, though she’s much more critical about the fact that the unicorn cookie cutter doesn’t look like a My Little Pony. She has a Thermos filled with homemade chicken noodle soup, plus a Laptop Lunchbox with extra goodies. I put in a slice of bread with cheese decorated to be Rarity. She also has a regular-sized cupcake and a mini cupcake, both decorated with a crown and a bow food pick. She also has apples carved like bunnies, with a little heart food pick for fun.
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