{RECIPE} EASTER BUNNYMALLOW AMBROSIA SALAD

Easter Ambrosia Salad by TheMarshmallowStudio_hero

 I thought Spring would be a great time to share with you my favorite Ambrosia recipe.

What’s crazy is that I grew up eating this ambrosia salad year-round not just necessarily during this season. See, in Mexico this salad is considered a dessert as oppose to in the United States where it’s mostly served as a side dish for Easter and Thanksgiving.

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I remember being in the kitchen and helping my mom make this when I was a little girl. It was my special job because it was easy, fast and it didn’t require cooking, baking or using knifes. My dad loves marshmallows and coconut so whenever I made it, he was the first to sneak by and dig in. Isn’t it funny how some recipes, no matter how simple they are, can turn out to be the most special to you because of the memories?

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There are many Ambrosia recipes out there but this one is my favorite. My mom’s recipe calls for JET-PUFFED Mini Marshmallows but for today I’m using BunnyMallows to make it a more festive salad fit for Spring and Easter. It really doesn’t matter what marshmallow variety you use, they all taste delicious. Haha!

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Did I mention it only takes five minutes to make? Oh yeah… instant dessert!

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In case you haven’t noticed, I collect sprinkles of all sorts and this carrot and bunny mix was too adorable to not use here. I think they add the right amount of festive and cute to any Easter dessert, don’t you?

Easter Ambrosia Salad by TheMarshmallowStudio

See FULL Easter Ambrosia Salad recipe on Kraftrecipes.com HERE.

{DIY} EASTER MARSHMALLOW CUPCAKE TOPPERS!

Easter Marshmallow Cupcake Toppers by The Marshmallow Studio

I’m back with another edition of DIY marshmallow cupcake toppers!!

So far I’ve shown you how to decorate cupcakes with marshmallow toppers for Valentine’s Day cupcakes and St. Patrick’s Day. Now I’ll be showing you how to make 8 different marshmallow toppers for Easter.

I’ve designed 6 different marshmallow cupcake toppers for St. Patrick’s Day. Keep in mind that you can use these toppers to decorate any other dessert as well.

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Above is a photo of all the items I used to create these 8 designs. Most of these products are easily available at your local craft store, Target and Walmart.

For all these designs you’ll need Kraft JET-PUFFED marshmallows and Sweets & Treats Boutique cupcake liners.

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Let’s get started with the fun now!

Bunny butt topper

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GRAB: Pink writing gel, 1 Mini marshmallow, 1 large marshmallow and Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut.

MAKE: Dip scissors in water. Cut large marshmallow in half. Draw paws on cut marshmallows. Frost cupcakes, press on coconut flakes with hands. Attach bunny tail and paws with little dots of frosting.

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Sunflower topper

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GRAB: Mini 1″ heart cutter, Wilton’s yellow Color Mist, 1 Mini Oreo cookie and 5 StackerMallows.

MAKE: Dip cutter in water before punching out hearts from marshmallow. Spray yellow color on  marshmallows evenly. Let dry completely before handling. Press cookie onto frosting and arrange flower petals around it.

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TIP: If shapes are too sticky, dust cornstarch on your fingers when handling them.

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You must high top frost your cupcakes in order to create base for flowers to attack onto.

Spring butterfly topper

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GRAB: Wilton’s yellow Color Mist, 1 StackerMallow, 4 Candy Egg Mallows, green pearls and black licorice.

MAKE: Dip scissors in water. Cut marshmallow into a rounded thin rectangle. Spray yellow color on marshmallow evenly. Let dry completely before handling. Press body onto cupcake frosting and arrange wings around it. Cut out two small stick pieces from licorice for the antennas.  Insert antennas onto frosting behind body.

EMBELLISH: Sprinkle green pearls.

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Easter garden topper

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GRAB: Medium Wilton’s flower cutter, smallest Wilton’s leaf cutter, Wilton’s blue and green Color Mist, 2 Jet-Puffed StackerMallows, 1 yellow M&M, egg sprinkles and a green paper straw.

MAKE: Dip cutters in water before punching out shapes from marshmallows. Spray blue color on flower and green on leaves marshmallows evenly. Let dry completely before handling. Carefully insert straw into flower marshmallow. With a small dot of frosting, attach yellow M&M to center of flower. Frost cupcake. Insert flower in center of cupcake. Place leaves on each side of straw.

EMBELLISH: ”Hide” your egg sprinkles in the grass frosting.

TIP: Use Wilton tip 233 to frost cupcake with grass.

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Carrot topper

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GRAB: 1 S’mores Mallow, 1 green Airheads candy, Wilton’s orange Color Mist and Oreo cookie crumbs.

MAKE: Dip scissors in water.  Cut triangle shape from marshmallow. Spray orange color on carrot evenly. Let dry completely before handling. Cut piece off of Airheads candy and make thin zig zag cuts for carrot top. Slit opening on top of carrot with scissors. Insert candy into marshmallow.

EMBELLISH: High top frost the cupcake and cover with cookie crumbs. Press carrot down into center of frosting.

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TIP: You can also use a Jumbo Mallow to cut out a carrot shape.

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Baby chick topper

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This was my son Aiden’s favorite topper. He loves baby chicks!

GRAB: Mini 1″ heart cutter, Wilton yellow and orange Color Mist, 1 Jumbo Mallow, 2 StackerMallows, 2 mini flower sprinkles, 2 yellow heart sprinkles, 2 candy pearls and a black Wilton green FoodWriter marker.

MAKE: Dip cutters in water. Punching out two hearts from marshmallows. Dip scissors in water. Cut Jumbo marshmallow in half. Spray yellow color on all three cut marshmallows evenly. Using a scrap marshmallow cut out a small triangle for the beak. Spray orange color on it evenly. Let dry completely before handling. Draw eyes and immediately press on white pearls into place. Poke two little holes on top of head and press in two heart sprinkles. Attach beak using frosting. Frost cupcake. Place body onto frosting, arrange wings peeking behind body. Place two orange flower sprinkles just below body for feet.

TIP: Feel free to add egg sprinkles to make it more Easter-ish.

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Bunny topper

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GRAB: 2 StackerMallows, 2 Mini marshmallows, 1 heart candy, 2 black M&M’s, black licorice and pink writing gel.

MAKE: Dip scissors in water. Cut out ear shapes from marshmallow. Dust sticky sides with cornstarch. Draw pink inside of ears with the writing gel. Cut out six whiskers from the black licorice. High top frost the cupcake and immediately press on embellishments into place.

TIP: If shapes are too sticky, dust cornstarch on your fingers when handling them.

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Eggs nest topper

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GRAB: AmeriColor brown food color spray, 3 Candy Egg Mallows and 1 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treat.

MAKE: Shape treat to resemble nest. Spray nest evenly with brown color spray. Let dry completely before handling. Smear a large do of frosting into the center of the nest and place the tree eggs into place.

TIP: I was too lazy to make my own crispy cereal treat. You can make it with Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies cereal and omit the brown spray all together!

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Now that you know how to make 8 super easy and very cute marshmallow cupcake toppers for Easter which one will you be making?

{DIY} MARSHMALLOW SHAMROCK JELL-O CUPS

Marshmallow Shamrock Jell-O Cups byTheMarshmallowStudio_hero

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that just grows on you. Being Mexican, I never really knew what St. Patrick’s Day was beyond the day that you were supposed to wear green to school haha. I remember one day forgetting to wear green and getting pinched really hard in my arm by some kid. Not cool! (more…)

{DIY} VALENTINE’S DAY MARSHMALLOW CUPCAKE TOPPERS

DIY Valentines Day Marshmallow Cupcake Toppers by TheMarshmallowStudio

I have something NEW for you today.. well, more like this year!!

As you know, in the past years I’ve  been creating large marshmallow showpieces for KRAFT Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. I like challenging myself to try new methods, techniques, tools and products to create with marshmallows. It’s truly my favorite way of expressing my love for marshmallow art. Seeing my visions come to life, pushing the limits and exceeding expectations is what makes my fluffy heart flutter. I love it!

This year; however, I decided to switch things up a bit. I like being unpredictable like that haha! :) I think you’re going to love this change….

For my holiday projects this year I’ll be showing you how to make cupcake toppers using marshmallows!

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{RECIPE} LOVE S’MORES in a jar!

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Woohoo!! February, my favorite month of the year is here!

February is my favorite month for lots of reasons. Many fun events take place this month like Valentine’s Day, my birthday, my son Keiran’s birthday, my mother-in-law’s birthday, it’s the shortest month of the year and the weather is still cool. Let’s just say, we are busy and partying all month long!

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{DIY} VALENTINE’S DAY S’MORES GRAMS

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Woohoo!! February, my favorite month of the year is here!

February is my favorite month for lots of reasons. Many fun events take place this month like Valentine’s Day, my birthday, my son Keiran’s birthday, my mother-in-law’s birthday, it’s the shortest month of the year, the weather is still cool and there’s always lots of chocolates to enjoy. Let’s just say, we are busy and partying all month long!

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{RECIPE} GINGERBREAD MARSHMALLOW BROWNIE MAN!

Gingerbread Marshmallow Brownie Man_TheMarshmallowStudio

SWEET!!! Christmas is just around the corner and I cannot wait!

Every family has their own traditions. In my family, it’s all about cooking, baking and spending time together. We don’t have customary Christmas recipes that we do but one thing is for sure, it always involves tons of desserts.

In my book it’s just not a real celebration until you add dessert! With that in mind, for my boys it’s just not as fun unless they get to join in the prepping. I’m raising them to be involved and helpful around the house and kitchen. They love learning how to cook and bake which I’m very happy to see. I wanted to create a simple and fun recipe that they could help me with every step of the way. As with most kids, their favorite part is decorating so I thought I’d make a gingerbread man type of dessert. I’ve made gingerbread cookies in the past and for what I was trying to accomplish, that would’ve been too much work so instead I decided on a brownie!

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WHOOPS, SANTA GOT STUCK IN THE CHIMNEY!

Santa Stuck In The Chimney Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Christmas is such a magical time of the year for me. It’s always been my favorite holiday but now that I have kids, it’s become even more special.

Growing up (and still now), my mom would go all out with decorations for the house. She collects Santas! She used spend a great amount of time in the kitchen making a decadent Christmas feast and several desserts. There’s nothing like my ma’s cookin’.

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HAPPY HARVEST Y’ALL!

Fall Harvest Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Pumpkins, colorful leaves, apples, corn and haystacks…

All signs of my favorite season of the year, FALL!!

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With a new holiday coming up, it’s time for me to make a new JET-PUFFED marshmallow project, yeay!

This year, I was able to partner up with FloraCraft and Chef Rubber to create something sweet.

FloraCraft provided me with fabulous Styrofoam shapes and Chef Rubber provided the fabulous colorants and decorating supplies. (more…)

WITCH ON A BROOM!!

Witch on a Broom Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Finally!!! The time to share with you my super awesome Witch On A Broom Marshmallow Showpiece has come!!

I finished this piece several weeks back and have been dying to post photos.

As you already know, every holiday I make a special marshmallow showpiece for KRAFT Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. For this year’s Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas I decide to step up my game and challenge myself to do something different. I partnered up with FloraCraft and Chef Rubber to make one-of-a-kind sugar art.

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{DIY} HALLOWEEN GRAVESTONE MARSHMALLOW CUPCAKE TOPPERS

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Halloween Gravestone Marshmallow Cupcake Toppers

Boooooo!! Halloween is coming up fast and I’ve got just the quick cupcake decorating trick so you can treat all your little favorite people!

Will you be hosting or attending a Halloween party this year? I love holidays, because they bring friends and family together to celebrate, interact and enjoy yummy food. How about all the cool Halloween party and Halloween food ideas out there? So many fun stuff!!

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