{DIY} SUMMER PICNIC PARTY – BUZZY BEE POP TUTORIAL
July 20, 2013

I’ve got triple goodies for you today……….

The Marshmallow Studio - Buzzy Bee Pop Tutorial

Sam’s Kitchen - Elderflower Cordial

Lila Loa - Sandwich Picnic Cookies

Pink Little Cake -Shortbread Cookie Tart with Caramel Bits

Hungry Happenings - Ketchup and Mustard Push up Pops

The Partiologist - Ant on a Log

Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons - Picnic Blanket Treats

The Baked Equation - Lemon Cookie Cake

The Decorated Cookie - Cookies on the String

Not Your Momma’s Cookie - Ant Attack Cupcakes

Creative Fun Food - Picnic Blanket Sandwich
Pint Sized Baker - Picnic Cupcakes to Go
Roxana’s Home Baking - Apricot Orange Kugelhopf
Created by Diane - Luau Pasta Salad
Munchkin Munchies - Checkerboard Tablecloth Picnic Cookies
Sugar Swings - Deviled Egg Mini Cakes
Trilogy Edibles - Chocolate Mousse
Sugarkissed.net - Watermelon Cupcakes
Haniela’s - Roasted Chicken Green Bean Salad Sandwiches

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Buzzy Bee Marshmallow Pop Tutorial by TheMarshmallowStudio

This is a very exciting post for me to share with you for many reasons:

  1. It’s my first time participating in a blog party.
  2. As part of the giveaway prize, I’m giving away a copy of my my newly published mARTshmallows book.
  3. I finally have time to do a tutorial and update my blog… as you already know, my life as been crazy with all the KRAFT Jet-Puffed marshmallows work, preparing for convention season and with book work. Self-publishing is like no other!
  4. Lastly, this little honey bee is super cute and easy to make so I know you will all love making your own at home.

I am way honored that Beth from Hungry Happenings and Hani from Haniela’s invited me to participate in their Summer Picnic Blog Party. Each blogger was to make anything “picnic” related. The ideas started flying through my mind immediately. I decided to make a cute little marshmallow bee.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

(Makes 1 pop)

  • 1 Jumbo Mallow
  • 4 Ice Cream Cone Mallow Bites (vanilla)
  • 1 yellow paper straw
  • 1 toothpick with pointy ends on both sides
  • Yellow Wilton Color Mist
  • Black Wilton Food Writer
  • Black Wilton Fine Food Writer
  • Scissors

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To insert straw on the rounded underside of the Jumbo Mallow you must first make a whole with the toothpick. Once you make the whole, wiggle it around to stretch hole. Remove toothpick and insert straw halfway up to the center of the marshmallow.

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Hold spray can about 6 inches from marshmallow pop and spray until color is uniform. Set pop aside (preferably standing up) to dry for 1 hour before continuing to the next steps.

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Instead of color spraying the marshmallow you can sugar coat it (similar to a PEEP) or color powder coat it. You can learn more about these two techniques inside the mARTshmallows book.

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Using the black Food Writer draw three horizontal lines all the way around the colored Jumbo Mallow.

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Using the black Fine Food Writer draw two ovals  for the eyes on the upper side of the Jumbo Mallow then draw a small mouth on the lower below the eyes.

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Cut off 1/4-inch tips from both sides of the toothpick. You will be using these for the antennas.

PLEASE NOTE: I ALWAYS make sure to only use 100% edible ingredients and decorations on my designs but as I was just about to start this tutorial I realized I had ran out of black jimmies so I had to improvise with toothpicks. I strongly recommend using jimmies rather than toothpicks to ensure no one accidentally bites into them.

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Using the black Wilton Food Writer, color the toothpick tips .

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Insert the colored toothpick tips into the top front part of bee’s body. Right above the eyes area.

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Very gently, pull apart the  sugar cone from the vanilla ice cream ball. Repeat for all four ice cream marshmallows.

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Vanilla ice cream balls will be sticky so all you have to do is press them up against the sides of the bee. If the wings seem to be staying in place because they’re not tacky enough, you can  dip your index finger in water, then touch the sticky side of the ice cream ball and trying to attach it again.

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Comments

  • Oh my gosh – so cute! I used Wilton color spray for my treat too – love those :)

  • Karen @ Trilogy Edibles says:

    These are so cute! Love all the marshmallow ideas. so fun!

  • So cute. I love that you spray painted the marshmallow yellow for the bee’s body. I have lots of those cans of spray, and now I have more ideas on how to use them. Thanks for joining in on the picnic fun.

  • Adorable! I need to make these for my grandson that LOVES bees!

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  • These are so SUPER-CUTE, this PICNIC sure is fun!

  • It never occurred to me to use Color Mist on marshmallows. Super cute!

  • These little marshmallow treats are as cute as can BEE! I hope to someday have a bee themed party and they would BEE perfect! :)

  • So super fun, I can see these as cupcake toppers at a Bee Party!

  • Maria Matter says:

    never tried the Wilton color spray before, I’ll be making some spray painted cupcakes for my next picnic!

  • Maria Matter says:

    All the prizes are wonderful, thank you! I would really enjoy finding new recipes through the King Arthur Flour subscription!

  • Jill @ Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons says:

    Very cute!!!

  • Georganne says:

    I had NO IDEA Wilton had a yellow spray! Such a fun project!

  • Delaine Neels says:

    I love your ideas, the little Bee is so cute will go great when doing my co workers what’s it gonna be baby shower. Thanks

  • Your marshmallow bee is adorable!!!! Love it!!

  • How adorable! I’ve never used that spray color before, but it looks really fun.