Bento Egg Molds
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
* 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 PhotosClick thumbnail to view full-size
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.
Take a Quick Poll....
Have you used Egg Molds to Re-Shape your Eggs?
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Oh the things you can do with Eggs
Flower Egg Slicer - WoW
Egg Cookers and Lifters - Something I should probably get myself
Fun Egg Timers - Perfect timing when cooking Eggs is Key
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
You can even make money from the pages you make, to help build your bento stash!
Totally for free.