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How to Make a Cake Bento Lunch Box

  • Anna Yamamoto

    Your kid may think he's getting real cake for lunch, but these "slices" and "cupcakes" are actually healthy, lunch-appropriate foods.

    Antichoking warning: Remember to remove toothpicks and cut up blueberries, grapes, carrots and other food for children under 4. See our Antichoking guide for more information.

  • Anna Yamamoto

    You can use cute cucumber, carrot and cheese garnishes on the cake "slices" for added flair—use a cookie cutter to make cheese flowers, and see our photo guide to making carrot flowers. You can also give your kid a few veggie "sprinkles" and let her decorate her own cake sandwiches.

  • Anna Yamamoto

    This is a great way to use up meatball dinner leftovers. "Frost" meatballs with mashed potatoes, and use colorful veggies for confetti-like "sprinkles".

  • Anna Yamamoto

    For the sandwich, make your kid's fave as a triple-decker and cut into triangles. Use the leftover crusts to make rusks.

  • Anna Yamamoto

    A fruit cup and a few mini cookies round out the meal, but you can use whatever sides your kid likes instead.

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