Let’s face it, everyone loves colorful food, including me! Most breakfast foods tend to be a tad bland looking. Cereal, pancakes, toast… Yes, we can add some beautiful fruit to the mix to liven it up, but sometimes it’s more fun just to play with your food! Ready? Let’s create a masterpiece (or two):
The first thing you do is grab your supplies. You’ll need bread, small bowls or cups, food coloring, milk and small paintbrushes. If you don’t have any small paintbrushes, you can improvise like I did and find whatever makeshift “art supplies” your imagination can muster up.
Add a small amount of milk to each bowl. Then add food coloring to create whatever color your mind is seeing. Here’s what I chose:
Now go right ahead and paint that bread! The only precaution is that you don’t make the bread too soggy, or it will fall apart, so for children small paintbrushes really are best. Once the masterpieces are complete, pop them into the toaster on a low setting. (You don’t want it too dark, or you won’t be able to see your painting) While the toast is getting cozy in the toaster, go ahead and clean up that mess you made. 🙂
When you hear that wonderful “pop” from the toaster, your masterpiece is finished! I “glaze” mine with butter and a light sprinkle of cinnamon sugar (just for presentation purposes of course). And there you have it! Edible art, and it already has a frame! Have fun…you can only live today once!