Originally Posted by chinacat77
I searched the entire web for hello kitty cookie cutters and could not come up with much of anything. the ones on ebay usually are all overseas and you will pay ridiculous amounts for cookie cutters that are the tiniest things. usually about 2 inches big. I was looking for more of a substantial cookie cutter, like a 'big head' hello kitty cookie so I could give as favors. I think I finally came up with the perfect solution (I also imagined my self fashioning one out of scrap tin! yikes!) If you go on ebay and search for 'hello kitty bento lunchbox' you will come up with all different plasticy looking things but look for a white kitty shaped box, it usually has a red strap attached to it. these 'bento boxes' are apparently a bit of a craze where food is fashioned into all sorts of nifty things including miss kitty herself, usually out of sushi and rice etc then packed into these tiny lunchboxes (???) anyway... the box itself is the perfect shape for a cookie cutter and its dimensions are 5x4x2. which is the perfect size for icing and decorating. I attached a picture, hope this helps. I bought one for 8.99 plus shipping. its on its way so I dont know how it will work but im sure it will.
Bento! My other love! I spend almost as much time on it as cakes, maybe more. (Should I be admitting it on a cake site?) Just a little factoid...Bento is a common thing where mothers/wives make a healthy, well prepared, visually appealing meal for their family members. The women get up early to do this and in some cases its a competition to send your kid out with the cutest meal. It got so out of hand that its similar to the uniform debate in the US--they banned home lunches because the richer families could show off their wealth through their bentos and it became a status war. To see uber cute food examples check www.cookingcute.com
I never thought to use my bento cutters/boxes in cake making. I use my cake supplies for bento though! The Wilton cutters are excellent for cutting bread/fruits/veggies, and cupcake liners are used to seperate foods in the boxes.
Ok, enough randomness. I just got so excited my interests crashed!