HUGE KRAFT FOODS’ MAGAZINES FEATURE!!

Pinch me. Pinch me.Pinch me!!!!

I have been featured inside the Summer 2013 issue of KRAFT Foods’ Food & Family Magazine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Food & Family Magazine TMS feature
TMS feature

As if that wasn’t enough……………….

They also featured me inside their Spanish version, Comida y Familia!!!!!!!!

Comida Y Familia TMS feature

Food & Family TMS feature

I could not in a million years afforded to pay for this type of exposure. I am forever thankful to my team at KRAFT Jet-Puffed Marshmallows for making this happen.

OMG. OMG.OMG!

THE PARTY WITH AMY LOCURTO

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A few weeks ago, you guys might remember me talking about a super cool secret project I was making pops for. I shared a few sneak peek photos on my Instagram profile. Then a couple of weeks ago I was able to share what the big mystery was all about and who and what they were for.

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2012-12-30 TMS Instagram

I had made marshmallow flowers and butterflies to match Amy Locurto’s new Rainbow Party Collection from her new line with Pebbles, Inc.  She was having a booth at the 2013 Craft and Hobby Association Winter Tradeshow and wanted to display them in her booth along her beautiful new bright paper goods. Of course I was honored she asked me and jumped right into this opportunity. It’s not everyday someone you totally admire asks you for something.

Here are a few screen shots I saved from other’s posts:

 

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2013-01-13 Instagram CHA Booth

 

I am thrilled to announce that the items are being shipped and distributed as I type and they should be available at a store near you very soon. Meanwhile, you can shop online:

You can read how Amy made the display for our Rainbow Butterfly Marshmallow Pops above here!

 

ONCE UPON A TIME – OPERATION SHOWER

It gives me great joy to donating and creating custom pieces for Operation Shower events. This time I was approached by Tanya from Save the date for Cupcakes to make pops for the dessert table she was styling . The theme was Once Upon a Time and I made The Lorax inspired Truffala Trees which I absolutely had a blast making. I used paper straws from Green Party Goods and Jet-Puffed‘s Jumbo Mallows. I also love love loved the little fondant Lorax figurine Brenda from Sugar High, Inc. made and was placed right by our pops, it was perfect!

You can see more photos and read up on all the details on Hostess with the Mostess and Operation Shower.

CAKE CENTRAL FEATURE: MARSHMALLOW WEDDING CAKE

Wowzers!!!!!!!!!!!! Is the above really my cake on Cake Central Magazine??? Yes, it is :)

I few months back I was surprised with an email inviting me to submit a “wedding piece” inspired by the inspiration board above. At first I was ecstatic then the panic sunk in… I realized I’d be submitting my work to a magazine filled with amazing eye-candy from professional sugar artist and honorable cake decorators from around the world. I kind of freaked out but took a deep breath and acted as if I knew what I was doing.

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NEW HTWM.COM GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

 I am thrilled to make this announcement:

I am now the new guest contributor for Hostess With The Mostess. This is such an amazing honor!! I’ve joined a wonderful team of creative, passionate, innovators that are happy to share their knowledge and talents with the world.

I will be doing tutorials on simple marshmallow designing. Hope you all love them and be sure to comment on each tutorial. Would love to know what you think of each project. If you make any of the fun projects, please post them on our Facebook wall…. it’s amazing to see what others can make too!

See full bio here.

 

OUR 5 MINUTES OF FAME ON FOX 5 SAN DIEGO

If you’re wondering how to host the PERFECT Girls’ Night In party here is your complete guide….

When Celebrity Event Planner and Designer Brian Worley asked us to design a few products for his special segment on Fox 5 San Diego Morning News (Aired on Tuesday, 3/6/12 9:20am) I was thrilled to finally meet him in person and have the opportunity to work together. He is soo fabulous, sweet, talented out of this world and totally grounded.

Here’s what we designed:

   

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OPERATION SHOWER – SUNSHINE SAFARI FLAMINGOS

 This is a way over-due post but one that I really wanted to write and share with all of you.

As some of you may already know, we have had the opportunity twice now to design and donate custom marshmallow pops for the beautiful organization Operation Shower.  There are soo many reasons why I feel dearly toward this organization to name them all, I just hope to be able to continue donating our products and time whenever possible. You too can get involved by donating here or through their Amazon wishlist. After learning that they were hosting the January shower in San Diego, I immediately volunteered to provide pops and also to come help set up for the event. I was stoked to finally meet the wonderful team behind this organization and the 11 talented designers that were being involved.

Here’s the cherry on top of my ice cream sundae… I got to make new friends, hang out with a fabulous group of ladies, and I even heard our Flamingo Marshmallow Pops were a favorite on the sweets table with the future-mommas!

I can pretty much go on and on about my amazing experience but I’ll let the photos do most of the talking…. (more…)

KRAFT LOVED OUR CUPCAKE MARSHMALLOW POPS

Since most of the marshmallows we use are KRAFT Jet-Puffed, I thought it’d be a good idea to share with them what we use them for. So I posted a photo of our TMS original Cupcake Marshmallow Pops on their wall and thought nothing would come of it. A couple of days later, I woke up to see over 300 new Facebook fans, a full inbox, and tons of sweet comments on my photo. Kraft had shared my photo with their 777,880 (at the time)  fans and we instantly had gone viral!

So this is how it went down:

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What a day!!!

 

 

OUR AWARD WINNING NORTH POLE MARSHMALLOW-GINGERBREAD CABIN

I’ve never done a gingerbread house before, let alone one made out marshmallows bit always wanted to.

When I learned that Candy.com and MyCandyCrafts.com were having a contest and the winner would get a $75 gift certificate to either site I knew I had to enter and win.

So I grabbed my notepad and began to sketch out what I thought would be a magical marshmallow gingerbread house.

At the end, I had a North Pole Marshmallow Cabin.

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OPERATION SHOWER – FORT CAMPBELL

You might remember my previous post announcing our partnership with Operation Shower, well I am thrilled to finally be able to share with you guys all the details and photographs.

I’m not sure who came up with the theme but I am sure that paper and cake did an outstanding job at designing all the paper goods and styling the whole event.

The above were the images I was given to help me design marshmallow pops for this event. I had no idea what other elements were going to be used in the shower or how the whole event would look like. When I saw the photographs from Lily Love Photography….. OMG, I was floored away by Abigail’s creativity!

Who wouldn’t LOVE this adorable dessert station?!?! (more…)

CAN OFFICIALLY SAY “As seen in Amy Atlas Events’ Sweet Design Blog”

After having a permanent smile in my face, my feet and knees hurting from all the jumping and bragging to everyone now I am announcing on my blog that we’ve been featured in Amy Atlas EventsSweet Design blog “Fourth of July Roundup” post. I can officially put her badge on my website and facebook. Super excited!!!

In case you missed it, here’s the link.

This is HUGE considering she is the Queen of dessert tables. She inspires me in many many ways including how to juggle being a “mompreneur”.  A couple of months back I even wrote an entry saying how I wish she would know about us. I just can’t believe it… now it’s time to keep the ball rolling and make more things happen for The Marshmallow Studio.

Thank you very much to Amy, Lisa and her whole team for all their hard work, dedication, down-to-earth-ness, and motivation.

-Alejandra

PROUD GRADUATE! :)

I feel soo proud and excited to see my name in the University of Nevada Las Vegas magazine that I just wanted to share with you all. Plus, it gives The Marshmallow Studio some exposure :)