December 16, 2011


This is my first Christmas theme bento so far. I made Snowman, because Elaine ask for it after she saw my cupcake topper. 

I made Christmas cupcakes for Elaine's classmates and teachers few days ago, they were chocolate chips cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream frosting. I was so happy when i heard from the teachers that the kids really love it, they even couldn't wait to eat it. Hopefully they enjoyed their cupcakes!  

Today, i made 30 cupcakes for my husband's co-workers which is will be distributed tomorrow at the Christmas party. This time i made Cookies and Cream cupcakes with vanilla butter cream frosting and put the cute Angel as the topper.  Hopefully they will like it. ^^

November 23, 2011

Frog Prince and Princess

Well, actually this was my last week bento which i forgot to post. I used green peas to make the green color rice and mould the frog using the small bear cutter. Inside the box are chicken roulade and  stir fry green bean seedling with tofu and carrot.

November 22, 2011

Little Miss Piggy

Today's bento is featuring Elaine's favorite things and food, which are yellow lunch box, pink rice, piggy pillow, stir fry salmon with green and red pepper, carrot, stir fry bok choy with tofu. So, what is your favorite things for right now?

November 17, 2011

Chocolate and Cheese Brownies

I love this! It has chocolaty and cheesy taste, just a perfect combination! First time i ate this brownies is from a famous local bakery in my hometown ( Bandung ), and directly fall in love with it. Few days ago, i really want to eat this but couldn't find any bakery who sell it here. Luckily, i still have cream cheese in the fridge, so i decided to made the brownies yesterday and the taste is good. My husband and Elaine loves it!

November 16, 2011

Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Yeay..Finally i make Mickey and Minnie Mouse again. I saw this kind of Mickey and Minnie in somebody's blog and i forgot whose blog it is, pardon me. First time i saw it, i like it because it is so cute. What do you think? ;)

November 8, 2011

Queen Bee

This bento was inspired by Kaerenmama's latest book, i love all of her books. There is a free puncher  together with her latest book, it is handy and the quality is very good. Very recommended book!

I dedicate this 'Queen Bee' for my cousin's 25th birthday, Ria.  Enjoy! :)

November 4, 2011

Cheer Bear

Is it looks like Cheer Bear in Care Bears? Thankfully Elaine can describe it as Care Bear. It's already rainy season here in Philippines, how about at your place? 

Inside the box: Rice colored with Red yeast rice, Steamed tofu and fish, stir fry vegetables, and fried enoki mushroom.

October 27, 2011

Eeks... Bats Attack

Halloween is just around the corner, so let's express our Halloween mood for the next 4 days. :)

Now, It's Bat's time to show off their cuteness instead of the scariness. Lol.

Inside the box:  rice covered with eggsheet, mun tofu, stir fry pechay, boiled carrot. The bats are made from nori and i put cheese underneath it. The Jack O Lantern on the top is inspired from latest Kaerenmama's book, it is made from steamed kabocha.

October 20, 2011


Today bento is a really fast one, because i use cutter to make the ghost, pumpkin, and the letters. I bought the cutter around 3 months ago when there was a sale in the craft store, there were many cute cutter at that time, but i tried to refrain myself for buying them.

Inside the box are Yamien manis ( Indonesian Sweet Noodle ), wonton, boiled pechay and carrot.

Noodle is one of Elaine's favorite food, so she could finish it in no time. :)

October 19, 2011

Jack O Lantern Kitty

It's been a busy day lately, so i haven't updated my blog for one week. Fiuhhh...Finally i can post something here today.

I came up with the Hello Kitty using Jack O Lantern Costume, because i cook shu mai and there is left over grated carrot. So i just mixed warm rice and steamed grated carrot to make the orange color.

Did you notice something weird with the pumpkin costume? hihihi.. I forgot to put the nose! I just realize it when i take the small lantern for the decoration, but i didn't have time to fix it because i have to pick up Elaine from school. Sorry about that, pumpkin.. ;)

October 11, 2011

Anniversary Cupcakes Order

This is my 3rd order for my baking hobbies. The one who placed the order is one of  Elaine's teacher at school, she ordered cupcakes for her 9th anniversary celebration and  the theme is a long distance kisses  ( That's why i put additional kisses lips in the figurine. hihihi ) .It is my first time to make woman figurine from gum paste and it took me very long hour to make it, hopefully next time will be faster and better. ;)

I'm really grateful for every cupcake orders that i've received because they motivated me to do better, faster and the very important thing is that my works met customer expectation. So..hopefully this one will also satisfied my customer expectation. :)

October 10, 2011

Elaine's Socks

Almost a week Elaine doesn't want to wear her socks or if wear them, at school she will take them off. I'm concern about this, because she has allergic to cold and the school use air conditioner. After school, i always find her feet cold and sometimes she is sneezing when came back home. I already told her to wear it, but she keeps on refusing. Well, hopefully after seeing today's bento, she will be wearing her socks again tomorrow. ;)

October 5, 2011

Happy World's Teacher Day

Happy World's Teacher Day for all the teachers in the world. Thank you so much for your dedication in order to make a person to become a real person. I still remember that i'm one of the 'active' kids in class, and many times i skipped some classes in high school and went to gym instead of studying. :D

Well, yesterday i made some 'gift' for Elaine's teachers at school as sign of my appreciation for them. Not a big thing, but it is made from the heart with lots of love.

All is edible, except the box of course. hihihi.. The cake is chocolate chip cupcakes, the figurine is made from gum paste and i hand mold them all.  It is really fun to do this, and the one who is excited about the cake is Elaine..she couldn't stop looking at them. :)

October 3, 2011

Ice Cream Wanna Be

Glad to be back again for almost three weeks not updating my blog. Last two weeks, we went 'home' to Indonesia. It was a happy moment for us, because we met our family, relatives and friends. Actually, 2 weeks is not enough for us but we still grateful for it.

Today bento was inspired from yesterday's tragedy. hehe... My husband bought ice cream yesterday and it was supposed to be shared with Elaine. When he tried to fed Elaine, she grab the ice cream and ran away with it. So you could imagine what she did next, right? Well, when we tried to get near her, she kept on running away.

September 12, 2011

Macaroni Schotel and Homemade Chicken Tofu Nugget

Today i won't post any bento, but i want to share my other hobby. :)

Well, here they are....
Macaroni Schotel
Macaroni Schotel is one of my husband's favorite food. Actually he already asked it from a few months ago, finally last Friday i could fulfill his wish. :D

Chicken Tofu Nugget
When i opened the refrigerator in the morning, i saw tofu in there and suddenly i remember that last Sunday i saw a recipe in the facebook how to make Chicken Tofu Nugget. I put grated carrot inside it, and the taste is very delicious. I think Elaine love it, she kept asking me for it. :D

September 8, 2011

Oo is for Octopus

When i was dropping Elaine off at school this morning, her teacher ask her to do the Individual Instruction. Today it was about phonic and name of things started with Ii and Aa. I take a look a while and when i was looking at the shelf, i saw a clear box with purple octopus stuffed toys inside it and it was cute. So, why i don't i make one for her?  ;)

There is bento box give away from Casa Bento for one day only, entries will close today at 10pm French time and winners will be randomly drawn. You can participate in this give away by Click this: Casa Bento Give Away 

Good luck, friends..

September 6, 2011

Princess Panda

Today's bento was inspired from Akinoichigo's book, but i modified a little bit. I made panda bento for Elaine, because for two days in a row she loves to play with her panda stuffed toys. She even took it to the bed, put it under the same blanket and sang lullaby song for it. Funny isn't it? lol. 

September 5, 2011

Cupcake Order

This is my first cupcake order..and you know what.. it's not for human, but for dogs...yes, for dogs. My Ob-gyne order it for her dog's birthday, at first i was surprised  when she asked  about it, because i never made cupcakes for dogs. The cupcake is also special, and i used ingredients that are safe for dogs.

Curious about it? Let's see what it is looked like..

 Carrot and Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Chicken and Bacon Cupcakes
Mashed Potato as frosting

Which one do you like? ^^

August 24, 2011

Spotty Dog

Glad to be back again, after almost 3 weeks not doing any bento. I made this Spotty Dog bento, because suddenly i remember about my cousin's dog whose name is Spotty. Hopefully my bento resembles to it. Inside the box: dog rice onigiri, stir fry greenbeans with corn and red pepper, blanched potato and carrot, and beef stew.

Last week, i was busy baking birthday cake for my daughter Elaine, she turned 3 years old on Aug 16, 2011. Time really flies so fast, i still remember when i did my labor. She was so red, tiny, and cried a lot. hihihi.. Until now, sometimes i still treat her like a baby. :p

Well, i baked Lapis Surabaya for the cake because my husband requested it. Until now i can't spread buttercream smoothly, so i used fondant to cover it. There were many cake idea, from Pororo, Princess, Mario Bros..but 2 weeks ago, McDonald gift Smurf Toys for the happy meal. Elaine loves them since the first time she saw it, so my husband and I came with an idea, why don't we make Smurf birthday cake from it. So can you imagine, how many happy meal we bought in order to collect all the Smurf ? lol

I baked the cake on Saturday, spread the buttercream at night and put in the fridge a whole night. This is Elaine's Smurf Birthday Cake

I also made Cakepops and Butter Cookies for Elaine's classmates and her teachers. Her teacher's said the kids were really excited to bring home the giveaway. I also had feedback from some of the teachers and parents, that the cookies and cakepops were yummy. So glad that they liked it. ^.^

I made the cakepops one day prior to the birthday party. I was afraid that the cakepop will fall off from the lollypop stick the next day, but thankfully they were still stick firmly.

For the butter cookies, i made them 4 days prior to the party, and i put them in a food container. I made Winnie Pooh and Miffy this time. 

Blow the candle, Elaine...

I'm so glad that everything went well from the preparation until the big day, the birthday girl really enjoyed the day and her birthday cake. All of tiredness suddenly disappeared, when she said "Mama, Elaine suka Smurf birthday cakenya. Bagus.." ( Mama, Elaine likes the Smurf birthday cake. It is very nice ) and she kissed me.. ^.^

August 3, 2011

Yellow Ear Dogs

First of all, i want to say sorry for the blurriness picture. All my photo are blur today. :'(

Today's bento was inspired from Akinoichigo's bento book, but i modified a little bit. hehe.. As you know, dog is Elaine's favorite animal, so i think why i don't make one for her. And my expectation is true, she was thrilled by her lunch today. So glad that she likes it!

July 28, 2011

Welcoming Rainy Season

The weather here is really bad these 4 days, almost raining everyday. 3 days ago, there was an earthquake here around 1.30 AM. We live in the condominium and we could feel it clearly, i could feel my bed was shaking. We could just pray at that time because we live in 18th floor and nothing we could do. The earthquake was only a few minutes but we were terrified.

Now everything is already fine but the weather still unpredicted. Just like today, it was raining hard and windy in the morning, then stopped, raining again and it's sunny now.

How is the weather at your place?

July 20, 2011

Smiley Snoopy

Finally, it's Snoopy time. :)

A couple of weeks ago, Elaine told me that she wanted to eat Snoopy and yesterday she asked me again. I think she already longing to 'eat' her snoopy So, today i make one for her and yes..she really enjoyed her snoopy. xixixi..

July 17, 2011

Hubby's Birthday Pancakes

Today is my hubby's birthday, but right now he is in Indonesia for business trip. So i just make pancakes for him and sent him the picture. :)

Happy Birthday, Papa El.. We miss you.

July 15, 2011

Winnie The Pooh Again..

I made this bento for Elaine's schoolmate because her mom said her daughter is a picky eater lately. Hopefully after seeing this, Elaine friend's appetite will comeback again. :)

July 13, 2011


Now it's Helly turn... Helly is also a title from one of Indonesian Nursery Rhymes, the song is about a girl who adores her little puppy named Helly. Nowadays, almost everyday she asked me to play the Indonesian nursery rhymes dvd and she really enjoys it. Sometimes i can hear she is trying to sing the song. Good job, Elaine!

July 12, 2011

Couple Bunnies

This bento was inspired by Akinoichigo's Bento book. I just traced the pattern  from the book on the parchment paper and put it on the cheese and cut it. The reason i made this bento, because Elaine really loves to sing one of Indonesian Nursery Rhymes 'Kelinciku' ( My Bunny ). She was happy when she saw her lunch and kept saying it was my bunny. :)

Today, Elaine's school invite me to do a bento workshop for the afternoon class, it was my first bento workhop and it turned out to be fun, really fun! The kids were very excited to do their lunch boxes, there was one girl kept saying that her lunch box is a beautiful garden. Some of them couldn't wait to show their 'art' work to their parents and i hope the parents will like it also. ^.^

I was surprised, because they gave me the appreciation card and it really means a lot to me.