Disney did us bento mamas a huge favor! We all loved Big Hero 6, but more important than a good movie is a great movie character which is super easy to create with food. Enter Baymax.
Marshmallows are the obvious go-to for sweet squishy Baymax (Tip of the hat to The Chic Site) so first I made these treats for all the kids in our movie-going group. They’ll also make great birthday party favors when I start planning Teddy’s 6th in a few months…get it?
Also a safety protip from my friend Ruka: use a piece of dry spaghetti noodle instead of a toothpick to hold the marshmallows together.
Of course after watching the movie I had to make a Big Hero 6 bento featuring Baymax for Teddy! I also wanted to celebrate San Fransokyo with carrot sticks that can actually assemble into a standing tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. This one took a little longer than usual due to my very poor knife skills but still came in under 15 min.
BIG HERO 6 BENTO TOOLS
In addition to Merry Kitchen basics, I also used:
BIG HERO 6 BENTO INGREDIENTS
- Spam (not pictured)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Babybel cheese
BIG HERO 6 BENTO PREP
- Take a sheet of nori and use circle punch to cut 2 circles. Use scissors to cut one very thin strip.
- (optional) Cube some spam for rice ball filling.
- Make a rice ball in oval shape. Add nori eyes and visor while hot. Set aside to cool.
- Arrange cherry tomatoes in a food cup. Place 1 blueberry in the center. These are Baymax’s “upgrades” which happen to be Teddy’s favorite scene.
- Place a marshmallow into another food cup. Add cat pick to recreate the “Hairy baby” scene.
- Trim the ends off a carrot and cut in half. Take the narrower half and cut into 2 pieces, one slightly longer than the other. Cut both pieces in half lengthwise. These will be the thick legs of the Golden Gate Bridge tower.
- Take the other half of the carrot and chop off the rounded parts so that you have a long box. Slice lengthwise into 2 thick planks.
- Build your tower to double check that it is architecturally sound. Trim as needed.
- Cut a squared off “6” into the wax on the cheese.
- Fill a sauce cup with ranch.
- Arrange into bento box and make plans to go see Big Hero 6 again!
San Fransokyo, I want to go to there.