BentoBots

Hello again strangers!

It seems like so long since I last posted, ok it is a long time since I last posted.

Let’s forget that and get to the good stuff, BentoBots!IMG_6237.JPG

BentoBots is a new lunch system that is currently in it’s funding stage on Kickstarter, and honestly it’s one of the cooler lunch systems I’ve seen, so much so that it is the first project I have backed on Kickstarter.

Other than the fact the lunch system itself looks awesome it also comes with magazines to help teach children healthy eating habits in a fun way that they will remember.

I mean which would you be more likely to remember, “Carrots are good for you because they contain vitamin A” or “Carrots are good for you because they help give you strength to beat the evil fast food bad guys?” I know which one I would’ve preferred as a kid (and an adult).IMG_6238.JPG

What I also like is that there are three different robots, or styles of lunchbox and carry case. I also like that they aren’t gender specific. These lunches would be great for boys or girls and I’m sure even some adults will love them too. I certainly do and wouldn’t feel silly walking around with them!

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But anyway why are you listening to me, get over there and check out the BentoBots for yourselves, I’m sure you’ll want one for yourself too!

 

 

 

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 40 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 40 came with 2 cookie cutters, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

How to use in lunch boxes / bento

These cutters can be used to make character sandwiches, use on sliced cheese and meats or how about using to shape rice to make character Onigiri?

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What recipes are included:

• Winnie the Pooh and Piglet cookies
• Donald Duck’s meringue cupcakes
• Flower’s chocolate button cake
• Kevin’s colourful cake pops
• Colette’s amazing apple tart
• Jessie’s chocolate caramel slices
• Mad Hatter’s tea party part 1
• Making a chocolate cake band
• Belle’s glorious gateau St Honoré

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 39 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 39 came with a silicone Lilo and Stitch mould.

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

Now they have gone back to silicone moulds as opposed to the horrible plastic, you can get a lot more use out of this mould. You can use it to shaped melted cheese, frozen sauces or frozen yoghurt.

What recipes are included:

• Little Mermaid cake part 3
• Mater’s chocolate marble cake
• Pluto’s peanut butter cookies
• Periwinkle’s snowball surprises
• King Louie’s mango ice cream
• The Triplet’s coconut crispie rolls
• Lilo and Stitch’s surfboard cake
• Making a checked cake
• Spice bakes

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 38 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 38 came with a silicone Princess and the frog heart shaped mould. So glad they have gone back to silicone moulds!!
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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

Now they have gone back to silicone moulds as opposed to the horrible plastic, you can get a lot more use out of this mould. You can use it to shaped melted cheese, frozen sauces or frozen yoghurt.

What recipes are included:

• Princess Tiana’s loveheart cakes
• Lumière’s crêpes with salted caramel
• Mickey’s almond shortbread wedges
• Aladdin’s pistachio and cherry nougat
• Rosetta’s berry-topped bavarois
• King Candy’s chocolate blocks
• Little Mermaid cake part 2
• Making home-made spreads
• Special chocolate bakes

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 37 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 37 came with 2 Finding Nemo cutters, Nemo and Dory.

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

These cutters can be used to make character sandwiches, use on sliced cheese and meats or how about using to shape rice to make character Onigiri?

What recipes are included:

• Nemo and Dory’s undersea cookies
• Dolly’s delightful cherry cupcakes
• Rapunzel’s glittering sun cake
• Mike’s terrific chocolate truffles
• Minnie’s beautiful berry-licious cake
• Simba’s nutty caramel bars
• Little Mermaid cake part 1
• Making appliqué decorations
• Orange bakes and cakes

It looks like next weeks magazine will see the return of silicone moulds!! Which if so is great as the plastic moulds really weren’t all that great.

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 36 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 36 came with 4 Incredible’s character picks and 1 Incredible’s logo stencil.

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

The character picks can be used to instantly jazz up a lunchbox. Or how about using them to create miniature kabobs?

The logo stencil can be used to sprinkle furikake or spices onto rice to create the logo image.

The picks are made of paper so they might not be reusable unless you’re very careful!

What recipes are included:

• Lightning and Doc cake part 3
• Baloo’s chocolate-orange pudding
• Penny’s perfect popcorn cookies
• Sebastian’s vanilla jelly sweets
• Vidia’s blueberry ice-cream cake
• Maleficent’s pecan chocolate fudge
• The Incredibles’ superhero cupcakes
• Making lacy decorations
• Classic Biscuits

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 35 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 35 came with 2 cookie cutters, Goofy and Pluto.

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

Like other cookie cutters they can be used to make character sandwiches, cut sliced cheese and meat, cut omelette or shape rice.

What recipes are included:

• Pluto and Goofy’s googly-eyes cookies
• Lilo’s strawberry chocolate cups
• Peach’s peachy-keen cheesecake
• Snow White’s apple and heart cake
• Handy Manny’s praline stacks
• Iridessa’s irresistible lemon biscuits
• Lightning and Doc cake part 2
• Speciality cake frosting
• Steamed puddings