I did this tutorial for my blog and it took me quite a while to figure out how to do it. I normally free-hand my cheese designs but I was getting a lot of requests to find another way This took me a lot longer than free-handing but seems to be a pretty good way for someone without drawing skills to duplicate a design on cheese!
Okay so you start out with a picture of what you want!
Next you cut around the outside of the picture and place it on a piece of cheese. Trace around the outline with food color markers.
Remove the paper and this is what you will have
Now you're going to start to de-construct the pattern. Cut away the feet and tops of the ears and place pattern back on the cheese
Trace around the new areas with your food color marker and you will have this.
Now we can cut out the smaller details like the eyes, mouth and other arm. Trace around these new areas.
Now that you have the outline done it's time to start coloring!
Don't worry if you color outside of the lines a litte because we're going to cut the shape out!
Now you can use a sharp knife to cut out the shape. I use a serrated steak knife but you can use whatever kind you are comfortable with
Voila! A cute cheese creature for your next bento lunch! And you can save the cheese scraps for salads or sandwiches
veganf wrote:What brand food markers do you use? I've been using Wilton and they seem kind of dry.
Mine are called Betty Crocker Easy Writer food decorators. I got some Wilton once because I wanted to have a black marker and I promptly returned them to the store. I don't care for the wilton ones at all
That's all there is? Markers? I've been looking at some awesome cheese designs forever, and I always thought they were nori/similar stuff cutouts on cheese, not just drawings... Whoa, good thing I never tried cutting anything out of nori, it would have been quite frustrating!