{RECAP} BASH 2015

BASH conference recap by TheMarshmallowStudio

P-A-R-T-Y Time!!! 

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Got my business cards and hit the road!

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Off to BASH Conference we went…..

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Just about a month late but here’s a fun little recap of my adventures at BASH.

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Let me start off by telling you my situation: 

Whether it rains or shines, if I give my word, I make it happen. This event was on the calendar months and months in advance. I was to teach a class and have a booth for JET-PUFFED at the exhibitor hall. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently had a baby girl. Since I am nursing, I had to bring her with me. Since I had to work and couldn’t really have her with me at all times, I had to bring my hubs. Since we don’t have anyone to watch the boys at home, we had to bring them too. Sooo it was a family trip! Next, you may recall that a week before Christmas, we crashed and totaled our van. By the time BASH came, we still were rolling in a rental SUV because we hadn’t settled with the insurance. Traveling in a  car smaller than what you need sucks, let me tell you. Then my boys had just gotten oven the flu which means it was time for someone else in the family to catch it. You guessed it, I caught it the night before we left.

But I said I’d be there, and I was there!

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{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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{RECAP} OUR FLUFFY YEAR, 2014!

2014 Recap of The Marshmallow Studio

At the end of every year, I like to take time to look back and reflect on all that took place throughout the year. If you’ve been following me for while, you know that I do this with my personal life as well as with The Marshmallow Studio.

Every January I like to post a recap of our year to highlight the good and learn from the ugly…. So here is the recap for 2014!

{PLEASE NOTE: Below each image there will be a link you can click to see the full post for that project which will include additional photos and details.}

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Here we go….

OUR PROJECTS FOR KRAFT JET-PUFFED MARSHMALLOWS

Scalloped Marshmallow Valentine's Day Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Scalloped Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Cake

Easter Marshmallow Wreath by TheMarshmallowStudio

Easter Marshmallow Wreath

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Patriotic Marshmallow Fondant Cake

Witch on a Broom Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Witch On A Broom Marshmallow Cake

Fall Harvest Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio2

Fall Harvest Marshmallow Cake

Santa Stuck In The Chimney Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Santa Got Stuck In The Chimney Marshmallow Cake

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PAST ORDERS

Although we really don’t take orders, here are a few that I made for my friends or wholesale clients:

New Balance Wall Art by The Marshmallow Studio

A marshmallow wall art to promote the launch of the brand new Fresh Foam shoes by New Balance.

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Cute dinosaur marshmallow pops for a birthday party.

Muppets Marshmallow Pops by TheMarshmallowStudio

Muppet inspired marshmallow pops for a special wedding.

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Olaf inspired marshmallow pops for a birthday party. This was fun because it included a little competition between my mom and I. You participated, remember?

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DIYs AND RECIPES

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Fondue Sweetness

Father's Day MM Pops by TheMarshmallowStudio

Father’s Day Marshmallow Pops

Patriotic Red Velvet Star Cakes by TheMarshmallowStudio

Patriotic Red Velvet Star Cakes

Shortbread Cups with Grilled Peaches and Marshmallow Dip by TheMarshmallowStudio

Shortbread Cups with Grilled Peaches and Marshmallow Dip

Back-to-school Apple Marshmallow Pops by TheMarshmallowStudio

Apple Marshmallow Pops

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Marshmallow Gravestone Chocolate Cupcakes

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Dia De Los Muertos Fondant and Marshmallow Calavera Toppers

Mexican Champurrado by TheMarshmallowStudio

Mexican Champurrado

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Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treat Bundt Cake with Drizzled Caramel

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Fall Rice Krispies Treat Cake

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Gingerbread Marshmallow Brownie

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BRANDS WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH

Brands 2014

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CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

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Social Media Strategies Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada

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SNAP Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah

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BlogHer Food in Miami, Florida

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International Food and Beverage Conference in Seattle, Washington

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MY BOOK!!!

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This is the book that keeps giving, let me tell you! Exactly a year after we released mARTshmallows, we surprised every one with the release of the digital version which is available in English and Spanish too!

Now you can download a copy and not worry about shipping costs or having to wait for it to come in the mail. Not to mention, all of our Spanish speaking fans are now very happy :)

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GIVEAWAYS & PRODUCT REVIEWS

MM Galore

Marshmallows Galore by Donna Mae

Eat More Dessert Giveaway on TheMarshmallowStudio

Eat More Dessert by Jenny Keller

Sweet Treats Book Giveaway at TheMarshmallowStudio

Sweet Treats for the Holidays by Norene Cox

Nautical Marshmallow Baby Girl Nursery by TheMarshmallowStudio

Wallternatives – incredibly awesome wall decals.

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CELEBRATIONS

If you follow me on Instagram ,you know I love all things party and DIY.. After all, I do have a bachelor’s degree in Meetings and Event Management haha).

When I celebrate my boys’ birthdays we do it big around here. This year I also got to celebrate the arrival of our little girl.

Keiran Cookies and Milk Party

Keiran’s 3rd birthday party – Cookies & Milk!

Aiden Dinosaur Party

Aiden’s 5th birthday party  - Dinosaurs!

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Our Vintage Baby Girl shower

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Our Mexican Fiesta shower

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THE MORINS

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Our house was completed and we got to move in :)

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This home is a dream come true for us!

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And finally, the sweetest little blessing of this year is our little doll Kamilla!

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Here we are on Thanksgiving Day. Our first photograph as a family of 5. I LOVE it!!

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We always have so much fun with our Christmas cards. This year’s theme was sweets and gingerbread kids :)

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Then this happened. :( We got into a major car accident just a few days before Christmas. We were lucky to walk away with just burns and bruises.

This was a very scary reminder that everyday is precious and we must cherish every moment, family and friends.

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I am extremely grateful for everything 2014 gave us and I am thrilled to see what 2015 has in store for us.

Here’s to a fabulous 2015!!!

Cheers :)

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.

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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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{DIY} BACK-TO-SCHOOL APPLE MARSHMALLOW POPS

Back-to-school Apple Marshmallow Pops by TheMarshmallowStudio

Wowzers, this summer has flown by!!

Time to switch gears and get ready for my favorite part of the year – Fall and Winter. Sure I love having the kiddos at home, all the outdoor nights eating s’mores, and the hot water fun but there’s something magical about the leaves turning and the weather cooling down that makes me feel all giddy inside.

This year I’m particularly excited for back-to-school season. My boys are 3.5 and 5 years old. One will go into his second year in preschool and my other will go into Kindergarten. They are both finally going to be going to the same school and having the same schedule. Woohoo!! I’m that mom that make special gifts for the teachers and sends in special treats every special occasion. Teachers like me, haha!

To quick off this school year with A+ extra credit parent points, I’m going to be making my boy’s teachers baskets full of Apple Marshmallow Pops.

Making these pops is like second nature to me. I’ve been making marshmallow pops and art for over four years now.  Today you’re in luck my friend…. I’m going to teach you how to WOW your kid’s teachers too!

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Check out KraftRecipes.com HERE or HERE to see the full tutorial.

{RECIPE} SHORTBREAD CUPS WITH GRILLED PEACHES AND MARSHMALLOW DIP

Shortbread Cups with Grilled Peaches and Marshmallow Dip by TheMarshmallowStudio

For The Love Of Cheese – and peaches and marshmallows!!

This month I was asked to create a recipe celebrating cheese-filled entertainment recipes for Kraft Recipes. For the Love of Cheese… well, that’s the easiest thing I’ve ever been asked to do since I absolutely love cheese…. all kinds of cheese. From the stinky, tangy flavor of Bleu cheese to the creamy sweetness of Brie and even the simple Monterey Jack, I could eat it all day, every day and never get tired of it. I think cheese goes particularly well with bacon (hahaha what doesn’t?!) There are so many kinds of cheese and even more ways to incorporate it into meals. The possibilities are truly endless!

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PATRIOTIC MARSHMALLOW CAKE

Patriotic Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

I’m guessing you have figured out a pattern here…..

Every holiday I make something grand with marshmallows for KRAFT Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. Two years ago I made a whole dessert table then last year I made a Star Spangled Flag cake and this year I challenged myself to do something different. Of course I still used marshmallows but this time I used them in a different way!

With this cake, I wanted to show how versatile marshmallows are especially for cake decorating.

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{RECIPE} PATRIOTIC RED VELVET STAR CAKES

Patriotic Red Velvet Star Cakes by TheMarshmallowStudio

It’s warm outside, the kiddos are out for vacations and every weekend is an opportunity to be outdoors and hanging out with friends.

One holiday that I definitely look forward to every summer is 4th of July. We usually have a BBQ in our backyard and have some friends and family over. Most of the time, our menu consists of bacon wrapped hot dogs, Mexican grilled corn, a salad and a few desserts. After our bellies are full, we go to the front and light up some fireworks. The boys especially love the sparklers.

Now let’s talk dessert… If you follow me on Instagram or read my blog, you  know that it’s no secret that red velvet with cream cheese frosting is my favorite cake.  I pretty much make it all the time for all occasions and holidays. Being that it’s red, it’s only natural that I would make it again to celebrate this beautiful country on its day.

There are many ways to make any cake festive. You can decorate it, you can layer it into little jars, or you can cut it into shapes. I thought making individual star cakes that were pre decorated and served would make my get together easier to manager and more fun for my guests.  These are super easy to make and always a hit!

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You can check out the full recipe on KRAFTrecipes.com HERE