For today I thought I might do a basic how to for faces using the basics from my kitchen. People assume that I spend a lot of time making the kids’ lunches. I don’t, and this is how to make things simply and fast. I used a set of circle fondant cutters at the top left, on the right side are 3 biscuit cutters and the tools, a sharp paring knife, a straw and a vegetable peeler.
Cut out two pieces of bread with the larger circle cutters.
Next I peeled a strip of cucumber skin with the vegetable peeler, and use the straw to poke 2 small holes for the pupils of the eyes. I used the smallest fondant cutter for the whites of the eyes and then a small dried cranberry (raisins work well too) for the nose.
To make things like eyes and noses stick to the bread, I use honey, agave nectar, cream cheese or a peanut butter substitute since the girls’ school is peanut free. I used one of the circle cutters to cut a mini carrot into hair pieces and the mouth. You can also grate a carrot for hair. I sometimes use leftover spaghetti for hair as well.
And TA-DAH! It’s a boy. Add 2 more carrots on the side for a girl. I used a crinkle cutter to cut the edges of the hair.
I did this all in under 10 minutes. I also use the facial features as a way to get my kids to try something they may not normally eat without wasting a lot of food. Now it’s your turn to try!