Alright, so I finally got my universe aligned just the right way to let me make my bento video. I’ve been planning to make this bento for a long time and since it involved the whole scrapbooking thing, I really wanted to make this one the subject of my video so that you can see how easy it is through more than just pictures.
I woke up before the butt crack of dawn to film this and make the videos, which was surprisingly easy to edit. The filming was a bit rough as I couldn’t get the right angles or lighting, but I suppose that’s just something to work on later. The bento itself went much smoother than usual because I had everything cooked and laid out before I started, which was very enlightening. I will have to try collecting everything ahead of time instead of making a dozen trips to the fridge more often. Before I get to the videos, here’s a photo.
I used another of the piece talk patterns from the old Scrapbooks, Etc. magazine I used to make the sheep and chick bentos. I split the videos into two. One shows you how to make the cheese bunny and then the second video shows you how I assembled the bento itself.
I managed to edit this to under five minutes. It probably took me around 8 to actually make the bunny.
Sadly, the bunny in this video didn’t make it. I accidentally ripped off his right ear when putting it away, so I cut another one and moved all the accents over. My talking starts a bit abruptly because my camera didn’t rewind all the way when I transferred the files over. If I sound slurry, it’s because it’s really freaking early.
This one has a little intro from me, which I forgot to do at the start. The kids had already woken up and started watching tv, so that’s why there’s all the background noise. I should make an outtakes video because I have a part where I start talking and then you can hear Buddy informing me that he only peed on my blanket, but not my bed. Awesome. I looked up at him and saw that his underwear was mysteriously inside out.
I hope you all enjoy my first attempt at a bentomaking video. If I get good enough reception over it, I can try to do more but with better lighting. I wish I had a nicer camera, but it’s better than nothing.
Here’s a close-up of the bento. I bought this box at Shirokiya at 20% off. I think it ended up costing me $10. So far I’m not doing so good at my 1 box a month limit… I could NOT resist the shape though. It’s so rare to find true oval shapes and the only other one I had was black or huge and wooden. This one is perfect for small bentos with pastel themes.
The tamagoyaki is made from one egg with leftover white cheese dropped in after I put the egg into the tamagoyaki pan. I ate the leftovers for breakfast and man did it taste awesome. The rolls in the back are 1 1/2 stalks of asparagus rolled up in ham and pan fried (no oil) and then cut in half. I fried the pipi kaula at the same time in the tamagoyaki pan after cooking the egg.
There are some things that people probably won’t have available, but all are easily substituted with common ingredients. Obviously you can just use green leaf lettuce instead of the veggies I used for the leaf border. Instead of pipi kaula, just add a few bite size pieces of any meat you have available. If you don’t have fish sausage for the bunny, use bologna or cut it out from a thin ham slice with kitchen scissors.
My name is Crystal Watanabe and I'm 32 years old, living in Honolulu, Hawaii with my husband and two children. I have an addictive personality and that's a terrible thing when you're into cute bentos. I own over 200 bento boxes and way too many bento accessories!.