Too Cute to Eat!

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(Image above: Rainbow Cake taken from Whisk-Kid.blogspot.com)

If food bloggers and full-color cookbooks have taught us anything, it’s that people love looking at their food almost as much as they love eating it! For example, I’ll bet that this Roy G. Biv cake featured on Whisk-Kid tastes delicious, but I’m enjoying just looking at it! I’m also a huge fan of food that looks like other stuff – you know, like gummy candy that looks like pizza, watermelons carved to look like owls, and cupcakes that look like ice cream cones. Luckily, there are some really fantastic websites devoted to the aesthetics and presentation of food! I searched the web to find some of the cutest, most unique, and whimsical examples.

Caution – seriously cute food and bento boxes ahead!

(Images above clockwise: Happy Cat Bento from IMadeDinner.net, Piggy sushi from CookingCute.com, Tower of Cuteness from EpiCute.com)

Sweets and Treats and Cutie Pies:

I am in love with EpiCute, which simply bills itself as a ‘blog about cute food.’ It’s got a really lovely, fun, and colorful aesthetic, and its image-heavy content won’t disappoint if you have a sweet tooth and a place in your heart for cakes, cookies, and ice cream.

Another super cute blog that sticks primarily to the sweeter foods is Pretty Pretty Yum Yum. It’s a bit less refined than EpiCute, but no less fun!

Although she likes the super-sweet treats as well, La Carmina of Cute Yummy Time also features some wild and wonderful cute foods like piggy-shaped hamburgers and smiling breakfast pancakes.

Light and Pretty:

Not as heavy on the sweet-n-cute, but still wonderful is Cannelle at Vanille. I love the natural light, the elegant photos, the strawberries and cream theme, and the refined aesthetic, not to mention the recipes!

Tartelette is another stylish, elegant, and chic blog run by Helen Dujardin, an experienced Food Stylist and Food Photographer. I can hardly focus on the recipes, since the images are so captivating!

Bento Box Bounty:

Food just doesn’t get any cuter than when it’s molded, sculpted, and put in an adorable little box for a super-cute lunchtime pick-me-up! Bento boxes, the Japanese snack-pack phenomenon, have take the U.S. by storm, and here are some great sites devoted to the trend.

Cooking Cute gives a great history of the bento box, as well some very informative and helpful recipes, not to mention some super cute pictures of bentos!

Another great bento resource is Just Bento, a very hands-on, how-to site, while Inside the Rabbit Box is a very recipe-oriented blog for those with more of a grasp on bento creation.

Super adorable and fun, Pikkoi’s Bento Blog will have you totally inspired, ready to cut, shape, and cute up your lunches.

Want to try out your bento skills? Start with the Panda-A-Day Bento Box or  the Banana Boat Bento Box!


(Images above left to right: Hungry Caterpillar taken from Flickr.com/cutebento and Cute Elephants taken from Wendy Copley)

Do you have a favorite foodie blog that makes you say ‘aww’ as much as ‘yum?’ Let me know about it!

17 Responses to Too Cute to Eat!

  1. Crystal 09/24/2009 at 6:03 pm #

    yummy cute finds!!!!!

  2. YUMI 09/24/2009 at 6:11 pm #

    i used to take a bento box with me when i went to school. i ts japanese lunch box, you know.

  3. Priscilla 09/24/2009 at 7:06 pm #

    OH. MY. GAWD. I would never be able to eat that. hahaha

  4. Marianne 09/24/2009 at 7:36 pm #

    Say hello to my 23rd birthday cake. I don’t know how or if i’m even capable, but I’m going to attempt that for sure@

  5. Kate 09/24/2009 at 8:36 pm #

    pure edible win, the best kind by far!

  6. Nina 09/24/2009 at 9:12 pm #

    Ahhhh, that is such a delicious/beautiful-looking cake. Also the perfect dessert for Pride Week! I need to bake one for my queer friends. :D

  7. Mary K 09/24/2009 at 9:36 pm #

    lol TALK about playin with your food!! ;)

  8. Megan 09/24/2009 at 11:38 pm #

    I once had sushi that looked like a dragon brething fire it was great! Food can be like art. Kids love this too!

  9. Carmina 09/25/2009 at 1:09 am #

    Thank you so much for mentioning my cute cookbook! Cute Yummy Time comes out on Oct 6 from Perigee/Penguin, and I’ll be doing signings and demos in US cities… for more info and adorable food photos, come check out http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/

  10. hannah 09/25/2009 at 8:11 am #

    The Hungry Caterpillar. I hope there’s some sort of double entendre in that. Great looking food!

  11. Lulu 09/25/2009 at 8:46 am #

    Bento boxes are by default the cutest food-related things out there ^.^

  12. Bridget 09/25/2009 at 10:35 am #

    ok the cat….i can’t quite get over it. i want to pet it but i know my fingers will be sticky from the rice. awww

  13. Danielle 09/25/2009 at 12:01 pm #

    These are all too cute!!!!!

  14. Sonya of Epicute 09/25/2009 at 12:13 pm #

    Thank you for the feature! <3 A total honour — I love Modcloth!

  15. Ladylux 09/25/2009 at 2:52 pm #

    So adorable! My favorite is the piggy sushi…very creative.

  16. Susan 09/25/2009 at 6:27 pm #

    YUM! I’m seriously hungry after reading that.

    I really love TasteSpotting (http://www.tastespotting.com/), just don’t look before lunch!

  17. Janine 09/28/2009 at 3:22 pm #

    I’m definitely making that cake for my birthday.

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