Special Breakfast Sunday was an idea I came up with when my younger son was four months old. The little one was suffering with reflux and I wanted to do something to return some of the focus onto my (then) two year-old. A weekly breakfast seemed like an appropriate thing to do. It has evolved into a bit of a food art thing. The internet has been a great source of inspiration to us so we thought we'd return the favour and create this page!
Fruit butterfly made for his little bro's Hungry Caterpillar-themed first birthday party. We made a butterfly template with baking paper to get the shape and then traced an outline of it onto a cake board with a skewer. We laid oranges, watermelon and pineapple down as the base and then topped this with all different fruit. The stars were made out of rockmelon with a star-shaped cookie cutter.
This cute little egg owl was made using this mould from Lime Tree Kids, with pancetta and basil for the tree: http://www.limetreekids.com.au/product-funny-side-up-owl-3727.aspx?gclid=CPrvhNblj78CFQ9wvAodjVAAag
Mama and bubba banana dolphins made for Nanna for Mother's Day made with blueberries and French lentils for eyes.
Toast trains - made with a train 'cookie cutter' (from Target, but you could easily cut out your own basic shape). Red and blue colours created with cream cheese and food dye with a bit of honey mixed in. Details cut out of cheese and fruit leather with cookie cutter shapes.
Apple, sultana and cinnamon pull-apart, adapted from this recipe for cheesy vegemite pull-aparts: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/22132/cheesy+vegemite+pull+apart (We just substituted the cheese and vegemite with stewed apple, sultanas and cinnamon and sprinkled the top with raw sugar to caramelise it.)