|Posted by Kathleen on October 15, 2010 at 4:32 PM|
Yesterday’s cute little pumpkin sandwich got a lot of attention and a few questions…mostly about what I used to color the bread.
Creating bento in the heart of Montana is not an easy task but I have a secret weapon….the cake decorating isle of Michael's and Wilton products.
Wilton makes a great spray on food coloring called Color Mist. The colors spray on nicely and don’t leave the bread the least bit soggy. The adorable pumpkin sandwich was made possible by Wilton….
…right down to the cookie cutter pumpkin.
As I mentioned yesterday the key to a cut sandwich not becoming a big messy “mushed” up sandwich is cutting one piece of bread at a time.
Now, you want to be sure to put a paper towel down on your work surface – as this is a spray there is inevitable over spray and it can stain. But look how great the color is, and you’ll just have to trust me that the bread is not soggy or moist from the spray.
Now I grab some Wilton’s brown paste food color and a paint brush…just paint a tiny bit of color on the edge of the cookie cutter to make the ribs on the pumpkin. Use green and paint on the stem.
And there you go….so simple and cute enough to bring a smile to a lunch box!!