Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 32 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 32 came with two cookie cutters, Donald Duck and Daisy.

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 32

How to use in lunch boxes / bento

The cutters seem to be getting a lot more detailed which is either a very good thing or a bad thing in terms of bento making! While detailed cutters can make great character sandwiches etc they also make it harder to get consistent results as the details can tear the bread.

But that doesn’t mean they can’t be used, why not make some character sandwiches or use on sliced meat, cheese or egg sheet?

Here are some mini character sandwiches I made:Donald and Daisy Sandwiches

The details aren’t that clear because I didn’t want to press too hard in case the details cut through the bread and the bread would get stuck in the tiny spaces.

What recipes are included:
• Donald and Daisy’s cute cookies
• Shenzi, Banzai and Ed’s cupcakes
• Princess Jasmine’s almond delights
• Remy’s chef hat cupcakes
• Elastigirl’s red velvet cake
• The Prince’s love-heart biscuits
• Winnie the Pooh cake part 2
• Creating wood eff
• Filo pastry recipes

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I would be extremely cautious when it comes to ordering from the Eaglemoss website and where possible I would only buy these magazines in store (as I have been doing).

I ordered a large amount of back copies for some friends in America who cannot get them any other way. I ordered them on the 22/11/13 and paid for next day delivery.

Eaglemoss have again made an attempt to fix the issue, one parcel arrived with some of the missing issues. After another exchange of messages I was told I would received the rest of the issues when they are back in stock.

A few days later another parcel arrived with a few more copies.

(That was months ago now)

A few more issues have arrived but I need to check and see if that is all of the ones I’m owed ( I don’t think it is but I could be wrong)

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 31 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 31 came with a plastic Aladdin mould with Aladdin, Genie, Jasmine and the Magic Lamp.
I’m unsure why this mould is plastic when the resy have been silicone, I can only hope they go back to silicone as this mould is not as versatile as silicone, nor is it as detailed.

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

While you may be able to use this mould in a similar way to the silicone one’s for chocolate making, I’m unsure how well it would hold up in the freezer so I can’t advise trying it for frozen yoghurt etc.
This mould has very little detail and it will be a lot harder to get the finished product out. I really hope they revert back to silicone!!

What recipes are included:
• Aladdin’s magic carpet cake
• Scar’s chocolate filo dippers
• Cinderella’s cute cake pops
• Buzz Lightyear’s star swirl cookies
• Duchess’ very berry cheesecake
• Goofy’s honey and pine nut toffee
• Winnie the Pooh cake part 1
• Making filled chocolates
• Filo pastry recipes

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I would be extremely cautious when it comes to ordering from the Eaglemoss website and where possible I would only buy these magazines in store (as I have been doing).

I ordered a large amount of back copies for some friends in America who cannot get them any other way. I ordered them on the 22/11/13 and paid for next day delivery.

Eaglemoss have again made an attempt to fix the issue, one parcel arrived with some of the missing issues. After another exchange of messages I was told I would received the rest of the issues when they are back in stock.

A few days later another parcel arrived with a few more copies.

(That was months ago now)

A few more issues have arrived but I need to check and see if that is all of the ones I’m owed ( I don’t think it is but I could be wrong)

Kuhn Rikon Stackable Storage Jars Review

I was recently sent some great looking Kuhn Rikon storage jars to review.

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Look how cool they are!!!

 

Anyway, without further ado, onto the review!!

 

 

Cost: 4/5
The two larger jars are £7.95 each and the smaller are £4.95.
At first I thought this was a little pricey but after some research on the market, that seems to be the general prices for similar jars. At least with these you get some extra features like stack-ability and style.

 

Size: 5/5

With four different sizes to choose from you won’t be left disappointed.

You won’t really need a jar smaller than the smallest nor one much bigger than the biggest.

 

 

Ease Of Use: 4/5

What can be easier than a twist top? But this twist top is not like those jam jars that are nigh impossible to undo. It is extremely easy to open and just as easy to close the lid.

Style: 5/5

I love the look of the Kuhn Rikon jars, nothing better than actual glass jars so you don’t get the taste of plastic on your food and there is something so modern looking about the mix of glass and bright coloured lids.

My only moan is that I wish each size came in each of the colours, the mix of all four colours may work in some kitchens but it would be nice to have the option to have all of the sizes in one uniform colour.

Pros:

  • They look amazing and they stack, perfect for smaller kitchens!
  • Very sturdy. No thin, brittle glass here. (Please don’t take that as they are indestructible.)
  • Very versatile.
  • The jars can fit in each other for easy storage.

Cons:

  • Not watertight (I presume that means not airtight? please let me know if I’m wrong!)
  • Lack of colour co-ordination.

 

How I tested and used the product:

To keep cut fruit:

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Sadly the fruit did brown a little, this was about 4 hours later.

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To make tsukemono:

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To store Tea, Sugar, Coffee and Cocoa:

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As a serving bowl:

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Yep, that’s right I used the largest jar to serve some ramen.

It contained:

  • Ramen
  • Boiled egg
  • Mushroom
  • Carrot and
  • Donner meat

It was delicious!

 

So overall I Love these Kuhn Rikon jars, it’s a shame they’re not watertight (airtight?) but that only means you can’t fill them with soup and carry it around with you, which I think the likelihood of anyone actually wanting to is pretty slim.

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer
I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 30 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 30 came with a silicone dalmatian mould which includes 4 dalmatian puppies and one bone.

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

Like the previous moulds it can be used with anything that can be poured and frozen, like frozen sauces or yoghurt. You can also pour melted cheese in and allow to set. How cool would a dinosaur themed bento be with little cheese bones!

What recipes are included:
• Beauty and the Beast cake part 3
• WALL-E’s coffee Battenberg
• Edna’s raspberry jelly bites
• Peter Pan’s hazelnut cream biscuits
• Sleeping Beauty’s ice-cream cake
• Piglet’s chocolate honeycomb nuggets
• 101 Dalmatians’ super spotty cake
• Preparing and using nuts
• Nut bakes

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I would be extremely cautious when it comes to ordering from the Eaglemoss website and where possible I would only buy these magazines in store (as I have been doing).

I ordered a large amount of back copies for some friends in America who cannot get them any other way. I ordered them on the 22/11/13 and paid for next day delivery.

Eaglemoss have again made an attempt to fix the issue, one parcel arrived with some of the missing issues. After another exchange of messages I was told I would received the rest of the issues when they are back in stock.

A few days later another parcel arrived with a few more copies.

(That was months ago now)

So here I am still waiting, will they ever arrive?

Two Easter Bento

Last weekend me and my mum went for a day out in Beverley. I figured I’d make us some bento to eat on the train.

Then I remembered it doesn’t take that long to get from Hull to Beverley on train. We ended up eating the bento on a bench in Beverley but hey.

This was the first time my mum has had a bento-style packed lunch and she seemed to really enjoy it!

Here is the lunch I had:
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And here is my mum’s

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They both contain:
• Teriyaki noodle stir fry
• mixed vegetables
cucumber and carrot tsukemono
• mixed vegetables
• mushrooms
• broccoli
• rabbit shaped eggs
• home made, mini, spicy pasties and
• ham and cheese “Easter” details

I look forward to more bento lunches on days out!

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 29 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 29 came with a two Snow White cookie cutters, Snow herself and Grumpy. (I wonder if we will get the other dwarfs in future issues?)

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

Like any other cutter these can be used to make character sandwiches, although there may be a little too much detail in these ones to work 100% perfectly every time. They can also be used to jazz up sliced meat and cheese, make rice shapes or how about some savoury character biscuits?

What recipes are included:
• Snow White and Grumpy cookies
• Lucifer’s cinnamon doughnuts
• Daisy Duck’s white chocolate truffles
• Magnificent monster Yeti cake
• Princess Dot’s blueberry bars
• The Never Land Pirates’ cookies
• Beauty and the Beast cake part 2
• Decorating with candy melts
• Ginger bakes

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I would be extremely cautious when it comes to ordering from the Eaglemoss website and where possible I would only buy these magazines in store (as I have been doing).

I ordered a large amount of back copies for some friends in America who cannot get them any other way. I ordered them on the 22/11/13 and paid for next day delivery.

Eaglemoss have again made an attempt to fix the issue, one parcel arrived with some of the missing issues. After another exchange of messages I was told I would received the rest of the issues when they are back in stock.

A few days later another parcel arrived with a few more copies.

Now to wait for the final few!