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Bento Egg Molds

Updated on November 24, 2012

Egg Molds give a whole new meaning to the term Egg Shaped

I just recently learned about Bento Boxes and even though I have yet to create an Official Bento Boxed Lunch I am amazed at the entire concept. I recently wrote a page on Bento Boxes and during my research I came across the Bento Egg Molds and thought they were the coolest thing I had seen in a long time.

So I ordered a couple and I am going to share my very first experience using them with you and how my Ordinary Shaped Eggs took on a whole New Shape.

My Bento Egg Molds arrive with Perfect Timing

So my Bento Egg Molds arrive in the mail with the most perfect timing. Why is this? Well I have about 2 dozen hard boiled eggs in the fridge from Easter. Of course the plan was to turn them into Deviled Eggs, which we will still do since the Hubby and the Kids are looking forward to that. I am just gonna steal a couple Eggs out to test my new molds - so shhhhhh.

Why I was Fasinated by these Bento Egg Molds

Many years ago my husband and I were at a Thrift Store when we came across the Egg Cuber - Square Egg Press. So we bought it thinking how much fun it would be to make our Hard Boiled Eggs Square. So we used it and created some fun Square Eggs. I really thought it was the coolest gadget ever. It was fun to change the shape of our Eggs. They went into the mold Egg Shaped and came out Square - It really was exciting. Yes I am easily amused by things like this, but come on you know you would be too.

So when I saw these Bento Egg Molds you could just imagine my excitement - the thought of all the other fun shapes I can make my eggs into sent my head spinning. Some might think that is just crazy they are just eggs, but to me it is an Edible Creation !!!

Egg Cuber Square Egg Press

SCI Cuisine International 2.75 Inch Square Egg Press
SCI Cuisine International 2.75 Inch Square Egg Press

* Makes Square Hard-Boiled Eggs * Clear Plastic Construction

 

First lets talk about Hard Boiling your Eggs

Ok I will admit I have the hardest time getting my Hard Boiled Eggs to come out right - so my husband is the one to make them. I have been fired from that job. When I did it they would either come out Over Done or Under Done - Go figure.

So how do you make a Perfect Hard Boiled Egg? Well for one you don't have me do it. This is what my Husband does:

Boil a Pot of Water

Then Carefully add in Eggs

Boil for 10-15 Minutes

Remove Eggs and immediately place into Cold Water

Peel Eggs, Give a Sprinkle of Salt and serve to Wife ;0)

My Bento Egg Molds Arrive - Now What? - Kawaii Bento Club to the Rescue

So I have my New Bento Egg Molds and I am so excited to give it a try. So I turn the package over for the Directions and they are in Japanese. Not sure about you, but I can't read Japanese. So I went to the Kawaii Bento Club Facebook Page to see if I can get some Help. I gave a shout out and sure enough I got the help I was looking for. Luckily another lensmaster had made a lens on How to turn Leftover Easter Eggs into Bento Eggs - I was saved - Perfect. All the directions I needed were there.

I just needed to take my Hard Boiled Easter Eggs and heat them up in some very hot water before sticking them into the molds and then once in the molds I had to let them cool in the Refrigerator to form.

Below are photos I took as I used my New Bento Egg Molds for the very first time. See How I did Below.

My 1st Time using Egg Molds in Photos

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My Bento Eggs

Not bad for my first time and I must say that was so easy to do with an adorable turn out. They do have some minor flaws - like my bear ears are not so good and he has a piece missing from his head. I think it may have to do with the size egg I used. I am thinking my Easter Eggs were Medium and I bet it I had a bigger Egg in the Molds it would have worked better. So Note to self. I also could have cleaned up the edges better. Practice makes perfect.

I would also like to add even though they were so cute I was hungry by the time they were done. They were almost too cute to eat, but I ate them anyway. A small sprinkle of Salt and it was their time. Ok if you must know I ate the Bunnies ears first.

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Plastic Bento Egg Molds - Rabbit~Bear~Fish~Car~Heart~Star

How to Bento: Coloring Cute Shaped Eggs

Oh the things you can do with Eggs

Oh the things you can do with Eggs
Oh the things you can do with Eggs

Flower Egg Slicer - WoW

Flower Egg Slicer - WoW
Flower Egg Slicer - WoW

Egg Cookers and Lifters - Something I should probably get myself

Fun Egg Timers - Perfect timing when cooking Eggs is Key

In Conclusion....

Bento Boxed Lunches fascinate me, the work put into designing a Bento Lunch Box is amazing. I am not sure I have it in me to get so creative as some do, BUT just trying out these Egg Molds may have peaked my interest a bit. Of course I have had fun making my kids lunches look fun as you can see in the photo of one of their sandwiches I did a long time ago, but that is very sad compared to a Bento Box.

I consider my self a very creative person and I do love to play with my food - so maybe just maybe a Bento Box Lunch is in my future. For now I will just have fun with my Eggs.

I had fun writing about Bento Boxes over on Hubpages where I explain what they really are and shared lots of pictures of some of the great Edible works of Art. You can visit it here: Bento Boxes or Stop by the Kawaii Bento Club here on Squidoo to see what all the fuss is about.

Write your own page for The Kawaii Bento Club

Bringing bento enthusiasts together to share, discover, teach and learn the adorable, edible art of creating nutritious boxed lunches with a playful twist. We are reinventing the way we feed our kids and families by preparing healthy, homemade food, making it cute and packing it in reusable, eco-friendly containers. Lunchtime has never been this much fun!

You can even make money from the pages you make, to help build your bento stash!

Totally for free.

So what did you think?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I loved reading this page! I collect egg molds, and think at this point I have all of the ones that have been released, including the old ones like the flower and ice-cream cone. The trick is to use the right size egg for each mold. Some do better with medium sized eggs, and some with large. I also squirt the mold with butter flavored Pam spray, so they pop out easier. And usually make them a day in advance to using them. Boil them, peel while still warm, place inside sprayed mold, latch closed, and refrigerate over night in the mold. The molded pattern seems to come out better that way.

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      bentoboxuk 7 years ago

      Enjoyed your lens. I will have to try to get some of these egg molds. I put a boiled egg into a piping cone bag once and was amazed to see it kept its shape. Who would have thought you could mold eggs? I'm learning so much about food this year!

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      Parleo 7 years ago

      Just got back from Japan yesterday and I bought these very same moulds in a 100 yen store. I thought they were for making poached eggs but now I know what the real purpose is I can't wait to try them out.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This was a great post I really enjoyed it. I am fasinated by bentos too and haven't had the nerve to post one yet. Now I want to get an egg mold. LOL!

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      enslavedbyfaeries 7 years ago

      Heehee, don't you just love getting bento supplies from Japan! I had to laugh out loud while reading this because I had the same reaction when I got my nori punches. Luckily, they were a bit more self explanatory than your egg molds. This is a delightful addition to the club and you clearly put a lot effort into making it totally kawaii! I LOVED your tutorial photo captions. Too cute. :)

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      Barkely 7 years ago

      Looks like fun!