Friday, 1 February 2013

Birthday Bento

Before I go on to today's post, I've two annoucements to make. It's International Fake Moustache Day this Sunday, and I am doing a bento hop with some of my bento friends, so please check out my blog on Sunday, 12 pm EST. FunBites giveaway will be up next Monday, please join if you are interested. :)

IT turns 9 years old today! He's so tall now, he has reached my nose the last time I checked out his height,  think he's going to be as tall as me next year.

Bento with Yenn sent me these birthday toppers as a gift last December, and I've been keeping them for today's bento. :)

Here's the birthday bento I made today. We are all sharing the food. Boys and cakes are made using short grained brown rice, nori, ham and bubu arare.

Bento is packed with their favourite fried chicken and strawberries. Broccoli are used to fill up the gaps.

I packed their boxes for School with cookies, fried chicken and grapes.

Ben 10 is an icing sheet, it's stuck onto the cookie with icing.

IT gave the cookies to his classmates today. Ben 10 cookies were for the boys in his class.

I made Rilakkuma for the girls in his class and his form teacher. There are only 10 girls but 26 boys in his class! IT said his good friend gave me hundred thumbs up for the cookies, lol. And before IT slept at night, he thanked me for baking the cookies, awwwwww. :)

Birthday cake for IT, pretend you never see the ugly frosting please, lol. It's good enough for the boys though, they went wow when the cake was done, lol. :) Ben 10 is an icing sheet, same as the one used on the cookies. I baked a strawberry shortcake, it's a standard cake they request without fail for their birthday every year.

There was still some cookie dough left after making the cookies for IT's classmates, so I made some happy cookies. :P The cookies are all done using a butter cookie recipe, sharing the recipe below.


200g butter, softened at room temperature
160g castor sugar
2 egg yolks
360g plain flour/cake flour
40g corn flour

  1. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar till it turns pale and fluffy, by adding in the sugar in 3 additions.
  2. Add in egg yolk and mix well.
  3. Sift cake flour and corn flour together and add into mixture 2 in 2 additions. Stir to form a soft dough.
  4. Wrap dough in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove dough from fridge, roll it out between 2 pieces of baking paper. The dough will appear hard and breaks easily, keep stacking up and rolling till it becomes softer. Cut out with cookie cutters.
  6. Line tray with baking paper. Bake at preheated oven at 170 degrees celcius for around 15 minutes.

  • Recipe yields around 70 cookies, depending on how thick you roll your dough. 

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  1. Happy Birthday IT, I am sure he had a good one! Very cute bento and your cookies looks super cute and yummy, I want some,hehe! :)

  2. Ming, the earlier message is from me Rina! My hubby and son used my computer and forgot to sign out!!

  3. 祝福IT生日快乐、身体健康、快高长大~


  4. Happy Birthday to IT! Wow, Ben 10. He must be very happy! My son would love it. And you made really really cute cookies! :D

  5. Cute cookies! I hope that all of his wishes'll come true. Birthday bento is - like a colorful carnival ^^. Nice idea with different cookies for girls and boys (well...I'm a girl and i think that Ben 10 is a nice cartoon but Rilakkuma always win ^^).

  6. Happy Birthday to IT! Your boys are so lucky to have mom like you. :) and Thanks for sharing the recipe! Definitely will try to bake this for the kids. the smiling faces worth every effort! :)

  7. Amazing!! What a feast! you look like you bake and cook up a week but yet you prepared so much in one day! wow wow wow. Love the lcing sheets, hmm, do they come in hello kitty? hahah :P

    1. Tk u!! No, done on diff days! Yes, u can just give them any pic to print. :)

  8. Blessed Birthday IT!!! Ming, love the birthday bento!!! So nice!!! The cookies r great too!!! Ur boys r fortunate to hv u & IT is such a good boy coz he remembered to thank u for all ur efforts! Fm ET

  9. Happy belated birthday to IT! Love your bento, so festive!

  10. did you make the triangle garland?


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