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Cheesey Tutorial!

ChiyoThumbsUp

Okay so this is something I have been working on for a long time and I hope it works out well :D I have always free-handed my characters but lately I have been trying to develop a way to make cheese characters that anyone can do and I think I have found it! Woo!


 

 Okay so you start out with a picture of what you want!
 

Next you cut around the outside of the picture and place it on a piece of cheese. Trace around the outline with food color markers. 


Remove the paper and this is what you will have

   

Now you're going to start to de-construct the pattern. Cut away the feet and tops of the ears and place pattern back on the cheese

                       

Trace around the new areas with your food color marker and you will have this.


Now we can cut out the smaller details like the eyes, mouth and other arm. Trace around these new areas.
     

Now that you have the outline done it's time to start coloring!
 

Don't worry if you color outside of the lines a litte because we're going to cut the shape out!
                         

  Now you can use a sharp knife to cut out the shape. I use a serrated steak knife but you can use whatever kind you are comfortable with

        

Voila! A cute cheese creature for your next bento lunch! And you can save the cheese scraps for salads or sandwiches

                     

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theidolhands
Feb. 20th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
that's a lot of work, but it's very impressive. where did you find food color markers?
bentomama
Feb. 20th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Yes it was a lot more work to do it that way, I prefer to free hand :D

I got my food color markers at the grocery store in the baking section
haver
Feb. 20th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Is that how you do it?
I always thought you just free handed the drawings :D
They look great either way!
bentomama
Feb. 20th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
No I do freehand mine :D However I had a lot of people asking me how to do them so I tried to come up with a way to do it without freehanding it. It took a lot more time to do it this way and I won't be doing it again but I thought others might like it
blackbluesock
Feb. 20th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
That's awesome!

Added to memories.
nikolche
Mar. 13th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Oh I cannot wait to make my own Chimchar!

That Pokemon is Marill, btw =)
mosuga
Aug. 28th, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)
i've been using markers, but for some reason as soon as it touches the cheese the markers are dry! do you have a solution for this?
bentomama
Aug. 28th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
What kind of food markers are you using?
mosuga
Aug. 29th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
wilton.
bentomama
Aug. 29th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
That's the problem then. Despite their claims, they do not work on cheese at all. I promptly returned mine to the store after trying to use them.

mosuga
Aug. 29th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
so then what is the solution?
bentomama
Aug. 29th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Well, if you want to draw on cheese the solution would be to purchase a different brand of markers. There is nothing you can do to make the Wilton ones work.

I use Betty Crocker Food Writers which I found in my local grocery store.

I have also heard good things about Food Writer Gourmet Markers but I had not tried them myself and so cannot vouch for whether or not they work
mosuga
Aug. 29th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
thanks for the tip. what section can you find them in?
bentomama
Aug. 31st, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
I found mine in the baking section near the other decorators icings
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