February is my favorite month out of the year for so many reasons – it’s my birthday, my son Keiran was born, Valentine’s Day and it’s a short month! This year, I don’t seem to be as excited as usual about it, probably because I’m getting older and I’m starting to see wrinkles and gray hair 🙁 Oh well, it’s life and I still have health, a family ,and a roof over my head… so it’s all good right?!
Anyways….. as Valentine’s Day draws near, I’m starting to see hearts, rose bouquets, boxes of chocolates and plush animals everywhere. It all got me thinking about what I should do for my Jet-Puffed marshmallow special project. The answer was right in front of me – ROSES! Not just any roses, but MARSHMALLOW ROSES 🙂
Here’s a confession, I don’t like real flowers. For many reasons – they die, they’re high maintenance, they’re expensive and then you have to clean the moldy vase. I’m more of a silk flower kind of girl. I know, I’m weird like that. These marshmallow roses are perfect for me because, they won’t perish, they won’t discolor, they won’t die, and they can look pretty on my desk year-round. Marshmallows get rock hard if not kept in an air-tight containers so in a few weeks these will be like rock candy. Pretty candy art!
I absolutely loved loved loved how they turned out.
See below for a few in-the-making photos and more…
I stared off by cutting petals and rolling them into roses.
They looked amazing all white and ready to be sugared. I made two different sizes of roses.
Next, I cut out the leaves from StackerMallows using a leaf cookie cutter
Sugaring followed. I sugared the large roses in 7 shades of pink and the small roses in red.
Super cute red rose. Perfect for a cupcake topper 😉
I decided to dye the skewers to make the roses look more real.
Which rose bouquet do you like best? (sorry about the crappy cellphone photo, this was in my kitchen counter)
For those of you that prefer red roses… here’s a mini rose bouquet in a clay pot.
Wishing you all a fun Valentine’s Day filled with love, memories and sweets!
Hugs & Kisses, Alejandra