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How to make a heart shaped egg

September 29, 2010 decorations
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In my previous post, I did a how to make cube shaped & pyramid shaped hard boiled eggs. (see “how to mold a hard boiled egg”)It was a lot of fun making the molds, but some of you must be thinking “Yeah, but that’s a lot of work to make a mold for a hard boiled egg…” and I completely agree. I’m just a nut. […]

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How to mold a hard boiled egg

September 26, 2010 decorations
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I had so much fun making eggs for the Behemoth’s contest so I thought I’d do a how -to so you too can make oddly shaped hard boiled eggs on your own! What do they taste like? You should make one and find out by yourself. [How to make a cube shaped & pyramid shaped hard boiled egg] – Eggs (the measurements for the mold […]

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how to make kodama, moogle and boo ghost steamed pork buns

March 26, 2009 decorations
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This recipe doesn’t use yeast, so if you want to make buns fast, this is for you! (But as I mentioned in my other post, it’s a bit dry inside.) For more moist steamed pork bun dough, check out “how to make steamed pork bun dough with yeast.” When I was experimenting with steamed buns, I realized that Kodama were perfect characters to make with buns, […]

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How to make an edamame stick

January 4, 2009 decorations
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This one is may not really be “kyaraben” food by itself, but it’s a great way to add green to your bento box. This technique lets you put edamame together in one place without using a little cup. All you need is uncooked pasta! You can put it in the corner of bento box like in the Piggy & Gir bento, or use it as […]

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How to dye rice naturally

December 21, 2008 decorations
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Well it’s not really “dyeing” rice, more like how to change the color of rice for your bento. I use these methods a lot to make Totoro, or backgrounds with rice. It’s not much, but since rice is white, changing the color of rice can make a quite difference in your bento. [How to dye rice gray-ish] (used in “Sleeping Totoro”, etc…) – rice – black […]

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