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
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.
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.
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.)