Sooooo I forgot to knock the air bubbles out which is why it's so.... airy. eue
It's a Japanese Style swiss roll cake; it uses meringue instead of self raising flour as a raising agent, and is therefore more like a sweet omelet. A tasty sweet omelet. ;u; It has strawberry jam inside and fresh strawberries too (I don't like whipped cream and buttercream would be too... idk... stodgy? eue)
So I piped the design on the wrong way round but you know... at least I know for next time. xD
I just used chocolate batter to outline a Mamashiba drawing. :3 Sorry you can't see it all, again, I piped it on the wrong way.
The batter was really sticky and I didn't have a disposable piping bag, and I feared my reusable one was just a bit too big to use for such a small amount of batter, but I could always try next time. I had to use a sandwich bag instead, which wasn't great, but at least I outlined the Mamashiba. ;u;
I didn't want to be too ambitious for my first try so I didn't colour it in. ;w; It's a colourless Mamashiba. eue
I'm pretty proud of it; though the mouth came off so I had to write it back on using an edible-ink pen. ouo
And yeah. That's what I did today because I had the day off. School tomorrow though. ;//A//; So I'll be busy again. I'm hoping I can squish that last commission in somewhere though. >w<
The recipe was Kumigar's: [link] but I don't recommend whipping the egg whites over hot water. My first egg white curdled so I used one less egg white than I was meant to. But I'm not sure I should use any more next time than I did this time. owo
But anyway, my first work for 2013! Well, not exactly....since I started it last year (December 30) and I only got a chance to finish it yesterday.
The fingers don't look too good...but somehow I'm really proud of this work Is it possible to fall in love with your own drawing asdjvdskfsdvkjf! hahaha! It's these kind of photoshoots that show Nao's "dark" and "cool" side <3
Please tell me what you guys think! m(_ _)m I would really appreciate your comments and critiques.
Mousepad of artwork can be purchased here - [link]
Re-released sushi bento mousepad - as a print for Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011 due to popular demand! Thank you for looking - I hope you are pleased by these virtual sushi and snacks and are not as hungry as I am right now~ Bless y'all!
Oh! And the Japanese is "いただきます," meaning "Itadakimasu!" "I humbly receive" is what the Japanese traditionally say before enjoying a meal.
EDIT: Re-uploaded because colors were SUPER RED like ANGRY SUSHI. @_@