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Slice Me Off a Piece of That Totoro Bread!

| Sweets , Animals

We’ve been amazed by some of the stunning kyara-ben character bento lunchbox creations we’ve seen over the years, but if you prefer sandwiches for lunch, there’s little chance of encountering a cute edible anime face during your meal. That is, until now!

The Instagram user, konel_bread makes amazing loaves of bread filled with beautiful patterns and character designs. With dozens of creations in her reportoire, the Tokyo-based baker is producing some tantalizing delights!

We’ll start off with some beautiful fruit loaves like this watermelon piece, which actually gets its colors from beetroot, spinach and dark chocolate.

Interesting patterns like this camouflage bread are perfect for an outdoor picnic.

Foreign animated greats also make an appearance, with Shaun the Sheep showing up.

When it comes to Japanese characters, there’s a huge variety on display, including everyone's favorite bear from San-X, Rilakkuma.

And Totoro is the star of a loaf too.

All the breads are made using natural colors, mostly from cocoa and a variety of vegetables. As to how the loaves are actually put together, they’re created in a similar way to deco-sushi, which uses long, round pieces of nori-wrapped rice to create images before being rolled into a large sushi. Likewise, the patterns in these breads are made with carefully positioned pieces of long dough which are then rolled into a round loaf.

As the talented baker continues to perfect the craft, we’re looking forward to seeing more of her unique designs in the future. To check out all of the characters, patterns and designs in her collection, be sure to stop by her Instagram and Facebook pages.

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