The Japanese have long since proved themselves adept at crafting adorable characters from globs of riceNow it seems they’ve chosen bread as their next canvas for cute, using a method much more accessible to those who don’t have the time to cut up and arrange hundreds of tiny pieces of seaweed—all you need is aluminum foil, a utility knife and a toaster!

This is your Throwback Thursday article of the week, your peek into the archives of RocketNews24 featuring articles from back when we were just getting started. We’d hate for you to miss any of the quality quirky news from Asia and Japan just because you recently stumbled upon our site. And if you’re a devout RN24 reader, thanks for sticking around! Enjoy this blast from the past! 

(Originally posted on May 16, 2012)

As you can see in the pictures above, the process is as easy as, well, making toast:

1. Cut a square of aluminum foil to fit the shape of a slice of bread.
2. Draw the design of you choice on the aluminum foil with a pen.
3. Cut the parts you want to darken while toasting.
4. Lay the aluminum foil over the bread.
5. Toast in the toaster oven and enjoy!

We’ve posted a series of example images from several Japanese blogs for your viewing pleasure below.

If you want to try making your own bread designs, one of the Japanese bloggers who shared several of the images suggests adding an extra layer of aluminium foil around the edges midway through toasting as the perimeter tends to darken faster than the center. If you have trouble getting the aluminium foil to stick to the bread, you can also apply a thin layer of mayonnaise or butter to help it stick.

Source: Naver Matome