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Non-bento #39: ilomilo cookies

May 17, 2011

in Baking,bento,non bento

After I made Totoro cookies with the Totoro cookie cutter/food shaper I made, I still had some cookie dough left. So I decided to have fun with it. I wasn’t going to do a post about this, but Derek took some photos of it and we do love these little guys, so I thought why not?
Non-bento #39: ilomilo cookies

Non-bento #39: ilomilo cookies

Non-bento #39: ilomilo cookies
Created and eaten on: 5/8/2011

I’ve previous blogged about these little cute things, called ilomilo and their game when I made my ilomilo bento, but for those who don’t know what “ilomilo” is… ilomilo (pronounced “eelo meelo”) is an XBLA (XBOX Live Arcade) and also Windows phone 7 puzzle game where each level is a differently structured series of cubes, and the characters ilo and milo start off on different parts of the map, and the object is to get them to meet. The puzzles can be get pretty hard and drive you a little nuts. But the characters, the story, the music, and the art style are so cute it’s hard to play this game without going “awwwww.”

Derek and I love this game so much, so when I saw the left over cookie dough, this idea came to me very naturally.

Bento #82: ilomilo

Bento #82: ilomilo (click on the photo to go to the blog post!)

This was more of a fun & spur of the moment project than a planned project. Every cookie was cut freehand and it was a fun stress-free project. I felt like I was playing with playdough.

Non-bento #39: ilomilo cookies

Non-bento #39: ilomilo cookies

Non-bento #39: ilomilo cookies

Non-bento #39: ilomilo cookies

Non-bento #39: ilomilo cookies

Non-bento #39: ilomilo cookies

Non-bento #39: ilomilo cookies

As you can see, I didn’t plan much, and I only made ilo and milo.  I thought they looked lonely, so I decided to have Derek animate it.

That’s how they dance when they meet. Cute, huh?

ilomilo is a great puzzle game for all ages. Also it’s a 2-player game, so you can play it with your friend, significant other, kids, anyone!

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento and non-bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page. (On the photos in the “Bent and non-bento!” set on my flickr, you can see the notes on the food explaining what they are.)

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AikoVenusNo Gravatar May 17, 2011 at 12:47 pm

So cute! I love making cookies into my favorite characters. I just wish that my photos would show up better whenever I make a post about them

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DerekNo Gravatar May 17, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Hey there, Anna’s boyfriend here. Having a nice camera is important for good photos but good light is just as important. Anna made a post about the special light that we bought for her blog and it’s made a HUGE difference in the photos that we can’t take when there’s lots of daylight.

http://www.annathered.com/2009/07/28/new-light

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gayleNo Gravatar May 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I love bento boxes and all the creative ideas that can go into kids bento boxes. These are super cute too. Looks like a nice activity for a rainy day!

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yukaNo Gravatar May 23, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Hello. It’s the first time to leave a comment here but I would like to say that you make something really cute! My husband loves this game and I definitely will show these pictures to him. I bet he is amazed by you!

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AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar May 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm

yuka,
ilomilo is such a cute game! Your husband has a good taste in games. :) It’s also a great two-player game, you should play it with him too!

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