I'm staying up to wait for the results of our General Elections today, very happy with the sample vote counts results so far. What I've been seeing on social media the past week got me a little worried about this year's election results but looks like what's popular on social media is not what's popular at the ballot box, the sample vote counts look very promising so far. :) Since I'm sleeping late, I might as well update my blog with a tutorial post. But before that, I would like to thank all of you who have purchased a copy of my bento book and I hope you like it. My bento book just came out on the 8th of September in U.S., I've not seen the actual book yet, still waiting for my copies to arrive. For those who are interested to know more about my bento book, you can see my post here for more information, as well as a list of sites to purchase it.
Okay, back to the food art I'm sharing today, a hotDog literally, lol. I like how it turned out and my boys thought this was quite funny.
My boys love hot dog buns, IT loves his with ketchup and mustard, while LT just wants lots of ketchup on his. They are always happy to see this on the menu, but sausage isn't healthy, so I do try not to let them eat this often.
This hotDog is quite easy to make, I did take the step-by-step photos to show how I made it and I hope you can give it a try. :)
You will need two hot dog buns.
I'm showing you how I cut out the various parts to minimise wastage. I don't throw food cut-outs away, I sometimes eat them myself (I'm trying not to do that often, it's probably one of the reason why I've problem losing weight.-_-), but most of the time I use them in the ways I've wrote about in this post. Okay, the head and body portion is self explanatory. But to make the legs, tail and ears, I used a knife to slice off the crust portion. To make the legs and ears, I also used the bread crust from the bottom.
Here's roughly how you should cut out the ears, legs and tail.
Take the body portion, slice the buns half way through lengthwise and fill with sausage and lettuce.
Assemble the head and ears, you can secure the parts using pasta sticks. I only used pasta stick to secure the ears, since this is to be placed on a table of eating, the head portion won't shift.
Assemble the legs by placing them under the hot dog bun. Using a round cutter, cut out cheese for the eyes.
Using a pair of scissors, cut out the eyes and eyebrows from nori. Fold nori in half before cutting, that way you will get a pair of the cut-outs. If needed, use some mayonnaise to "stick" the cut-outs onto the bread buns.
Using a round cutter, cut out ham for the cheeks. I used half an olive for the nose. Attach them onto the bread buns using pasta sticks or you can also use mayonnaise to "stick" them on.
Squeeze out ketchup and mustard on the sausage before serving.
I had another sausage at the side for the boys to eat with the head portion, else they might complain there's not enough sausage, lol. :P