* this miniature is real and 100% edible*I haven't made a mini bento in awhile, but here is one from the archives that I hadn't blogged yet (I think). This one was a lot of fun to imagine and prepare. :)
For this snack bento I made for TinySprite, I used real chicken yakitori on rice stick skewers drizzled with real teriyaki sauce, "miso soup" in a blueberry bowl with cheese "tofu" cubes, cream cheese and red lettuce "onigiri", and real tiny broccoli florets. All on a swiss cheese plate.
The hardest to make was the onigiri, as the tiny bit of cream cheese melted very quickly. The trick is to freeze it first, so that I had more time to shape it into the traditionaly triangular form, and then add the lettuce and press to stick. There really isn't any liquid in the blueberry bowl, but I could have added water for realism. Even tiny bits of wakame, too for that matter. Next time, perhaps. The rice sticks worked very well as skewers, and by the time my girl ate them, they had softened up enough to chew easily.
The rest of the bento includes a red plum, carrot sticks, raspberries, cherry tomatoes, peapods and pea sprouts.