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CUTE YUMMY TIME: KAWAII COOKING VIDEOS. SHAPED BENTO EGG MOLDS, ANIMAL PANCAKES.

2009 is shaping up into hearts and stars for La Carmina and Basil Farrow. The blog has migrated from a patched-up platform to the equivalent of Versailles, and you’ll be reaping the benefits. On the horizon: more DIY projects, pro photos, videos…

…beginning with these cooking demos! Every day, I’ve been cooking and photographing cute food, writing up the story, and making kawaii drawings on Illustrator. I’m bursting to show you Cute Yummy Time (that’s the official title) – but patience! You’ll have to wait until it’s released in November 2009 by Perigee/Penguin Books USA.

Here’s a sneak peek… in this video, I demonstrate how to make adorabe buckwheat and berry pancakes shaped like elephants. Kawaii! Soundtrack: Schwarz Stein – New Vogue Children; And One – Military Fashion Show; Velvet Eden – Hamono no Koi

Here, Basil Farrow and I show you how to make cute heart and star-shaped hardboiled eggs… using bento molds from Japan! Who would have thought of that? Halfway though the video, my kitty steals the show.
Soundtrack: Aural Vampire – Preservative Woman; Malice Mizer – Madrigal

You’ll see much more in our upcoming recipe book, Cute Yummy Time. And you’ll only have to wait until July to get a copy of Wild, Crazy Theme Restaurants (my upcoming book with Mark Batty Publisher).

Song of the Day #25: my video soundtracks (listed above)!

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53 Comments

  1. Posted January 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Omg! So super cute! I'll have to try these now!

    You just got me even more excited for your books. Can't wait! ^-^

  2. Posted January 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Yay! Cute Yummy Time! I will looking fowarding to it!

  3. Posted January 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Your very fashinable and cute,just like your food. :D

  4. Posted January 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    so cuteee!!!! and yummie o(*q*)o

  5. Posted January 13, 2009 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    the elephant is cute

    Oh I didn't know you listen to good music, that And One song is my ring tone lol :)

  6. Posted January 13, 2009 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    cat like egg :D

  7. Posted January 13, 2009 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    love the cat :) character

  8. Posted January 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Glad to have you back! I've even delurked to celebrate the occasion :)

    It looks like for a brief period of time your older blog was even hacked! Great that you've managed get over that.

    Keep the updates coming!

  9. Posted January 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Awww thanks, Olga! It was so sweet of everyone to check in with me when they noticed the… snafu. Basically, while I was moving things over, I must have left the door open… and someone decided to come in. It didn't matter, anyway, as I was abandoning the old URL.

    More to come!

  10. Posted January 13, 2009 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Haha, hackers hooked on Loli fashion! They need to work on their manners :)

    URL change is such a pain! Hope your site doesn't lose its Google rankings.

    I always say WordPress is so much better! You should check all the plugins available (the cyberspace equivalents of Versailles Salons) :) Many are very useful!

    Much luck with the book!

  11. Posted January 13, 2009 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Ahaha I'm versed in SEO (search engine optimization)… All of my old posts redirect to their corresponding place in the new blog, so there should be very few 404 errors. Let me know if you find any glitches and I'll straighten them out. ;)

  12. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    :o”’
    Food art!
    Elephantasic, it looked adorable XP

  13. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    Omg! So super cute! I’ll have to try these now!

    You just got me even more excited for your books. Can’t wait! ^-^

  14. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    How adorable!!!
    Do you know a website where I can get the molds?
    Hehe your videos are actually teaching me to cook >v<

    <333

  15. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    Yay! Cute Yummy Time! I will looking fowarding to it!

  16. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    Your very fashinable and cute,just like your food. :D

  17. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    so cuteee!!!! and yummie o(*q*)o

  18. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    the elephant is cute

    Oh I didn’t know you listen to good music, that And One song is my ring tone lol :)

  19. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    cat like egg :D

  20. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    love the cat :) character

  21. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    basil totemo kawaii desu ne! basil ai shiteru!

  22. Posted January 14, 2009 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    Glad to have you back! I’ve even delurked to celebrate the occasion :)

    It looks like for a brief period of time your older blog was even hacked! Great that you’ve managed get over that.

    Keep the updates coming!

    • Posted January 14, 2009 at 1:11 am | Permalink

      Awww thanks, Olga! It was so sweet of everyone to check in with me when they noticed the… snafu. Basically, while I was moving things over, I must have left the door open… and someone decided to come in. It didn’t matter, anyway, as I was abandoning the old URL.

      More to come!

      • Posted January 14, 2009 at 2:27 am | Permalink

        Haha, hackers hooked on Loli fashion! They need to work on their manners :)

        URL change is such a pain! Hope your site doesn’t lose its Google rankings.

        I always say WordPress is so much better! You should check all the plugins available (the cyberspace equivalents of Versailles Salons) :) Many are very useful!

        Much luck with the book!

        • Posted January 14, 2009 at 2:36 am | Permalink

          Ahaha I’m versed in SEO (search engine optimization)… All of my old posts redirect to their corresponding place in the new blog, so there should be very few 404 errors. Let me know if you find any glitches and I’ll straighten them out. ;)

          • Posted January 15, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

            I haven’t noticed any bugs or glitches. You’re doing a great job on the blog. I love the designand usability too, the blog is so clean, uncluttered and easy to read.

  23. Posted January 13, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I'm gonna have to buy that book! Those videos were so great! And adorable <3 Basil is soo cute~ and you're so awesome XD

  24. Posted January 13, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    your so creative ?!

    i can't belieave i have to wait so long to buy the book
    by ay chance will u be touring to promore it?

    and basil farrow is so cuute :3

    i'll be sure to take over the kitchen with some yummy elephants ^^

  25. Posted January 14, 2009 at 4:25 am | Permalink

    Wow, I’m gonna have to buy that book! Those videos were so great! And adorable <3 Basil is soo cute~ and you're so awesome XD

  26. Posted January 14, 2009 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    your so creative ?!

    i can’t belieave i have to wait so long to buy the book
    by ay chance will u be touring to promore it?

    and basil farrow is so cuute :3

    i’ll be sure to take over the kitchen with some yummy elephants ^^

  27. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    I think the egg molds were my fave even before BF decided to taste lol soo kawaii and now I want the egg molds lol I'm dying to try that

  28. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Great Eggs! I'm going to do that! Thanks for showing us. Basil has all the fun!

  29. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Basil's a natural – he comes from a family of actors! ^__~

  30. Posted January 14, 2009 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    I think the egg molds were my fave even before BF decided to taste lol soo kawaii and now I want the egg molds lol I’m dying to try that

  31. Posted January 14, 2009 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Great Eggs! I’m going to do that! Thanks for showing us. Basil has all the fun!

    • Posted January 14, 2009 at 8:16 am | Permalink

      Basil’s a natural – he comes from a family of actors! ^__~

  32. Posted January 14, 2009 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    with that type of music, shouldn't you be making femme fatale cookies?? :p miss your voice carmen. hooray for you tube

  33. Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    How cool! You are so inspiring la carmina ^^ i will sure buy your book one day!

  34. Posted January 14, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    with that type of music, shouldn’t you be making femme fatale cookies?? :p miss your voice carmen. hooray for you tube

  35. Posted January 14, 2009 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    How cool! You are so inspiring la carmina ^^ i will sure buy your book one day!

  36. Posted January 14, 2009 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Yummm

  37. Posted January 15, 2009 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    Yummm

  38. Posted January 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    yummy ^_^

  39. Posted January 14, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    i had no idea you could do that to eggs… crazyness =P

  40. Posted January 15, 2009 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    yummy ^_^

  41. Posted January 15, 2009 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    i had no idea you could do that to eggs… crazyness =P

  42. Posted January 15, 2009 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    I haven't noticed any bugs or glitches. You're doing a great job on the blog. I love the designand usability too, the blog is so clean, uncluttered and easy to read.

  43. Posted January 17, 2009 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Lacarmina,
    Basil is a very adorable kitty and clearly loved. I wish I had a kitty like that; Scottish Folds are so cute and cuddly. I love their sweet round faces, they look like plush toys. he's a cutie pie. Great video.

  44. Posted January 17, 2009 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    be careful not to burn your hair/extensions La Carmina :D hahaa ^_^ can i has your fold btw? :P hahaa

  45. Posted January 18, 2009 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    Lacarmina,
    Basil is a very adorable kitty and clearly loved. I wish I had a kitty like that; Scottish Folds are so cute and cuddly. I love their sweet round faces, they look like plush toys. he’s a cutie pie. Great video.

  46. Posted January 18, 2009 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    be careful not to burn your hair/extensions La Carmina :D hahaa ^_^ can i has your fold btw? :P hahaa

  47. Posted January 18, 2009 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    Lacarmina,
    Basil is a very adorable kitty and clearly loved. I wish I had a kitty like that; Scottish Folds are so cute and cuddly. I love their sweet round faces, they look like plush toys. he's a cutie pie. Great video.

  48. Posted January 18, 2009 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    be careful not to burn your hair/extensions La Carmina :D hahaa ^_^ can i has your fold btw? :P hahaa