Remember the edible art from Samantha Lee, that I mentioned last month? To my surprise there’s also someone from the Netherlands who creates cute food. About 2 years ago Sandra van den Broek started to brighten up her children’s sandwiches and she’s been perfecting her skills ever since. The breakfast and lunches that she prepares are almost too cute to eat.
At Moodkids Sandra reveals some tips on how to create edible art:
- Use a small sharp pair of scissors, this is often easier to handle than a knife.
- A face will help to make your character look more alive.
- Cookie cutters are very useful to create a mouth and eyes.
- Be creative! Almost all edible items in your kitchen can be used.
- Use cold ingredients, for it can take some time to create edible art…
This is one of my favourites, I think that Sandra used ‘drop’ (Dutch candy, that people from outside Holland usually dislike) for the eyes, arms and legs.
For these girls Sandra has used ‘beschuit’, also known as Dutch crispbakes. Beschuit are round crumbly toasts which we eat during breakfast with cheese or something sweet.
Sweet whales made with another typical Dutch food, called ‘kokosbrood’, which is used as sandwich topping. The main ingredient of kokosbrood is coconut and a load of sugar. It tastes super sweet and comes in fancy colors such as brown, yellow and pink.
The video above shows you how to make and edible (Christmas) tree with simple ingredients as bread, cucumber, cheese and tomatoes.
Hop over to Sandra’s Instagram for more of her edible art (^_^).