Week 14: Mulan

Monday, January 7, 2013

Disney Princess kids lunch
Week 14 lunch: Mulan, the Disney Princess.  I finally decided to make one of my daughter's favorite Disney Princesses.  She turned out way more serious than I would have liked, but it was fun making something out of different food than normal.

For Mulan herself, I cut her out of pancakes.  We made them this weekend and I had it left over so I thought I would give it a shot.  As always, shoot me your ideas and let me know what you would do different.  Stay tuned for fun stuff coming this month!  Remember to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.


1 slice of a white cheese
1 green spinach tortilla wrap and 1 flour tortilla
1 Tbsp. fat-free cream cheese
1 small pancake
1 piece of nori
2 blackberries
1 leaf of fresh spinach
1/4 avocado
   Handful of strawberries

   Yellow, blue, and red food coloring

  1. Cut out the shape of Mulan’s head from a pancake.  Cut out the neck from the pancake scrap as shown in the picture.
  2. Cut the 1/4 avocado in two pieces for her robe.  Cut out a small triangle of white cheese for her undershirt.  Trim two long narrow rectangles from the spinach leaf.  Cut a narrow rectangle from the flour tortilla for her belt.  Put 2-3 drops of blue food coloring on it and spread it over the belt.
  3. Using the template as a guide cut out the two pieces of Mulan’s hair out of nori.
  4. Trim the green spinach wrap to fit the bottom of your container.  Cut a tree branch out of the flour tortilla.  Place the spinach wrap in the container first, followed by the tree branch as shown in the picture.
  5. Place the avocado pieces, cheese triangle, and neck piece where shown.  Put Mulan’s square piece of hair down, then put the face piece on top, followed by the other hair piece.   Place two small circles of cream cheese on her face for the eyes.  Use the spinach pieces and blue tortilla to finish the robe and cover the seams made by the other parts of the robe.
  6. Use black food coloring and a toothpick, or food coloring marker, to draw the details on her face and body.  Do the same using red for her lips.  Mix yellow and red food coloring to make brown color for her eyes and dab on using a toothpick.
  7. Finish by placing the strawberries on the tree and blackberries on either side of her.


  1. That's a really good Mulan! You used the ingredients perfectly so they formed a good dress and a nice head and fit together. The only issue, like you said, is that she is a little serious, which isn't really a characteristic of Mulan.
    I would use the smiley eyes as in this bracket (
    flipped 90 degrees to the right so the curvy part faces upward - it's a good trick to use when you r having trouble with eyes!Also the eyebrows make her look angry when they are v's, so maybe more curvy bracket eyebrows or no eyebrows. Anyway good job!

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