Start the day off with some eggs and sausage icons. Great way to start the day learning some fun tips.
Start the egg off with several overlapping circles. Select all the shapes and use the Pathfinder Unite mode to create one shape.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to select all the inner corners, the pull the Corner Widgets out slightly.
This will round the points out on the egg white.
Add a circle inside for the yolk.
Use the Arc Tool to draw arcs for the highlight noodles. Dark ones on the egg white, light ones on the egg yolk. Add a small circle at the end for flair.
Duplicate the white body of the egg. Remove the stroke. CUT the shape.
Select the white of the egg, fill it with a light gray. Click on the Draw Inside Mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar. Paste the previously CUT shape into the egg and position if offset as shown. Click on the Draw Normal Mode.
Create a rectangle to start the sausage.
Select the Corner Widgets and pull them into to maximum widgetness to round the ends.
Fill the sausage with a contrasting color to the stroke. Add triangles to the ends.
Duplicate the body of the sausage. Remove the stroke. CUT the shape. Select the main sausage body. Click on the Draw Inside Mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar. Paste the previously cut shape and position if offset as shown. Click on the Draw Normal Mode.
Copy the highlight noodles from the egg and use them here in the sausage. Select all the parts of the sausage and GROUP it all together. COMMAND + G or Object>Group.
Select the group and go to Effects> Warp>Arc.
Apply a horizontal Arc to the sausage to curve it.
If you apply an effect such as the Warp, and rotate the shape, it will appear to do crazy things. The warp is very specific to the original position of the shape, any change in the position and the Warp applies its Arc to the current position.
If you want to Edit the Arc Effect to change the arc direction, use the Appearance Panel to edit the arc and set the Horizontal Arc to be the opposite curve of the Arc.
You may notice that the shape will Arc but the blue outlines do not. This is why it is called an Effect. It just creates the EFFECT as if it is curved, but the outline is still the original shape.
If you want to rotate the shape, you will need to select the shape, chose Object>Expand Appearance to apply the effect permanently to the shape and you will no longer be able to edit the effect. More about Expand and Expand Appearance here.
Add a plate to the mix. Create a circle behind the shapes.
Add a white circle behind the shapes with no stroke for the inner portion of the plate.