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how to make a radish mushroom June 21, 2009

Posted by AnnaTheRed in how-to (all), how-to - decorations/basic stuff.
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I made this for Totoro parade bento, but I realized that I hadn’t done a how-to on this! This may look difficult but it’s a very adorable decoration to your kyaraben.

[How to make a radish mushroom and Mario mushroom]
– radish
– *seaweed for Mario mushroom
— small fruit knife

1. Put a knife in the middle of a radish, and make a small incision.

2-a. Hold the radish, and spin the radish VERY SLOWLY, and cut all the way around the radish.


2-b. Push the knife forward VERY LIGHTLY, and cut all around the radish. *Don’t push the knife through!

The radish should look like this after cutting all around it.

3. Make four incisions on the bottom side of mushroom like in the pictures. *Don’t cut past the half line!

4. Put the knife on the half line, and remove the radish pieces.

5. Trim the stem part, and cut off the bottom. (You can just stop here if you want)

6. Put a knife on the surface of the radish, and peel the skin. *It’s kind of like peeling an apple, but you don’t rotate the radish, and just peel the skin off.

7. You can make the stem part wider, put a small piece of seaweed and make a Mario Mushroom too.

You can just stop at Step 5 if you want. Please be extremely careful with this. I don’t want anyone getting hurt!

If you accidentally snap off the stem, don’t worry! You can stick the stem on with a toothpick.

How to make a radish mushroom on my flickr

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page.

If you have any questions about any of my how-to’s, please feel free to leave a comment or email me!


1. shoppingmum - June 22, 2009

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

2. astrorainfall - June 22, 2009

That’s so awesome. I wouldn’t have been able to think of how to go backwards when I look at ready-made mushroom radishes. Well done!

3. Claudia - June 23, 2009

How cute! Really looks like a mushroom from theses mario gameboy games. Very nice for buffets with a retro style 🙂

4. Martin - June 23, 2009

i have to admit your bentos looks like little masterpieces. totally awesome. i have never seen somebody who work with food in such a beloved way. magnificent 🙂 by the way nice mushroom

5. Luana Moura - July 20, 2009

Oh my god this is awesome!!!!!!

6. Érico - July 21, 2009

que coisa útil

7. melly - July 22, 2009

Now My kids will eat them!

8. Lui - July 22, 2009

hasiduhasiduhsa…e ainda pode comer!! xDDD

9. Leonardo Augusto Matsuda - July 23, 2009

Great! =D
My own Mario’s mushroom! Big me up! =P

10. Dafne - July 23, 2009


11. Norbert Shneebly - July 23, 2009

racky smacky shamma lamma ding dong!

12. Norbert Shneebly - July 23, 2009

I totally agree. Boink coo-coo tweet honk coo-coo whistle!

13. Bispo - July 23, 2009


14. littleoslo - July 23, 2009

cute and beautiful on the bento, it takes time but as long as the kids love it and eat it thats great.

15. littleoslo - July 23, 2009

i forgot to mention, maybe it is ok to use the small cucumber to make the green version for mario!

16. Márcio Gomes - July 24, 2009

Awesome 😀

17. Márcio Gomes - July 24, 2009

Sorry, I’m hosting the images on another server.

18. cata - July 25, 2009

Thank you so much!!!
Adorable way to eat radish!!!

19. Michael Writhe - July 27, 2009

I just had to add this to my blog too. Pretty creative 🙂 Thanks very much…

20. Television Spy - July 30, 2009

That is freakin awesome!

21. xiddw - July 30, 2009

waaaa, I love radish!! ;D

also Mario xDD

22. LintuxLux - July 30, 2009

jajajaja qué bonito!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23. anony-mouse - July 30, 2009

so… what do you put in them for the Growth effect? is it still lsd? or small amounts of the same name….? >:)

24. Grend - August 1, 2009

Very cute mushroom. What did you use for the eyes?

Gaby! - August 18, 2009

She used tiny pieces of seaweed.

25. Mitmal - August 2, 2009

Super mega cool MERCI

26. cindy - August 17, 2009

LOL so cute!

27. riyo - August 22, 2009

so cute!!!

28. bakkanekko - September 1, 2009

OMG! LOL! That’s cute and smart! xDD

terry - September 6, 2009


29. Dario - September 7, 2009

Simply genious!

30. Fernando - September 8, 2009

como mola.

31. saz - September 8, 2009

vaya tonteria. invierte el tiempo en cosas mas productivas

32. Megumi - September 9, 2009

great ^^ i like

33. Moinid - September 11, 2009

Amazing idea

34. Maria Ivanova - September 12, 2009

interesting, fun and informative 🙂

35. Santiago Aguirre - September 12, 2009

Great =)

36. emilny - September 14, 2009


37. Emmy - September 16, 2009

soooooo cute!! I’ll definitely try it!

38. rdugonnaeatthat - September 18, 2009

Wow that is amazing! I have got to try that.

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