{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.

Dinos - BellaGrey Designs

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

Slow Cookier CCC_TheMarshmallowStudio

Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Cookie

Fondue Sweetness_Alejandra Morin

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

Halloween Gravestone MM Cupcake Toppers-TheMarshmallowStudio

Marshmallow Gravestone Chocolate Cupcakes

Dia De Los Muertos Fondant Calavera Toppers_TheMarshmallowStudio

Dia De Los Muertos Fondant and Marshmallow Calavera Toppers

Mexican Champurrado by TheMarshmallowStudio

Mexican Champurrado

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treat Bundt Cake_TheMarshmallowStudio

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treat Bundt Cake with Drizzled Caramel

Fall Rice Krispie Treat Cake_TheMarshmallowStudio

Fall Rice Krispies Treat Cake

Gingerbread Marshmallow Brownie Man_TheMarshmallowStudio

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

Party Girls at 80s Party at SNAP

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!!!

mARTshmallows by TheMarshmallowStudio

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 :)

Van

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 :)

{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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{DIY} FALL RICE KRISPIE TREAT CAKE!

Fall Rice Krispie Treat Cake_TheMarshmallowStudio

Ooooh… I’m super excited to share with you another fun little DIY treat for this Fall or Thanksgiving.

You KNOW my favorite season of the year is Fall and there’s inspiration everywhere (well, mostly on Pinterest and Instagram because sadly there isn’t much of Fall going on in Las Vegas, ever). Anyway, recently I made a Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treat Bundt Cake drizzled with caramel for KraftRecipes.com and it left me wanting more. It was so good and easy to make that I knew I had to keep rolling with it. I remembered seeing the fabulous girls of Anders Ruff make several Rice Krispie Treat cakes in the past and thought…. I’ll make one for Fall!

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{DIY} DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FONDANT & MARSHMALLOW CALAVERA TOPPERS!

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My boys are obsessed with Halloween. Whether it’s because of the thought of being allowed to get a major sugar rush all in one day or all the fun and spooky decorations in every store we walk in to, they love it! I think Halloween is cool but I’m more of a Dia De Los Muertos person. I remember growing up in Mexico celebrating this beautiful holiday with delicious bread, traditional clay dishes, flowers and artisan crafts.

Dia De Los Muertos (or Day Of The Dead as it’s known in the United States) is a Mexican holiday in which friends and family gather together to pray for and remember their deceased loved ones. Traditionally the celebration takes place October 31st- November 2nd. People build private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods and beverages of the departed. They also visit their graves and leave some of these as gifts along with a few possessions of the deceased.

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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.

{DIY} FATHER’S DAY EASY MARSHMALLOW POPS

 Father's Day MM Pops by TheMarshmallowStudio

June is Dairy Month, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month, Seafood Month and Turkey Lover’s Month…. but all I can think about in June is Father’s Day!

I have so many wonderful memories with my dad. I am lucky to say that he has been a great father to me and my siblings.

Now that I have children, he’s proven to also be an amazingly loving and fun grandpa or “abuelito” as we would say in Spanish. Every year we celebrate him with a little cake, lots of hugs, kisses and by reminding him how much we love and appreciate him :)

THE MARSHMALLOW STUDIO

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{DIY} HALLOWEEN CAKE WITH MARSHMALLOWS

DIY Halloween Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Although this little Halloween cake of mine didn’t turn out as envisioned, I think it’s pretty fun after all!  It’s a two layer yellow cake, frosted with dark chocolate frosting and decorated with marshmallows…What’s not to love about this cute DIY Halloween Cake?!

Making fun projects like these for KRAFT Jet-Puffed Marshmallows every holiday is what I love the most about being their Community Manager. I seriously have the sweetest job ever!!

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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As if that wasn’t enough……………….

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

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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.

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{GUEST POST} ADVENTURES IN MARSHMALLOWS

This post is a little different than any of our previous post. Today, not only is this the first post from a guest contributor but it’s also a post about the trials and tribulations of a first time marshmallow designer.

A few weeks back I announced that we were accepting submissions and I was thrilled when Dina from Deliciously Darling Events sent me her post. I’ve had readers tell me they’ve attempted making marshmallow pops in the past but they’ve never gone into detail with me as to what their experience was like. I was excited to see that’s exactly what Dina’s post was about and how much my upcoming book will help her get better and faster at decorating marshmallows.So without further due….. I am delighted to share with you Dina’s experience:

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{DIY} EDIBLE MARSHMALLOW NECKLACES

I often get these crazy ideas of things I’d like to make using marshmallows. Well, a few days ago I got the itch to make edible necklaces.

All thought they all look different, I used the same materials and technique to make each one of them.

Scroll down to see  DIY instructions…

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A TMS BLOG FOR YOU BY YOU!

 

I am thrilled to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our blog.

We are looking for anything  and everything marshmallow related whether it’s edible or not.

  • Do you have a fabulous recipe that calls for marshmallows?
  • Can you make a fun craft using marshmallows?
  • Do your kids have a favorite way of eating marshmallows?
  • Can you make cool marshmallow pops and treats?
  • Are you a talented artist who makes something that represents marshmallows?
  • Have you done a clever little sweet using marshmallows?

If you answered yes to any of the above, we want to hear from you!!

Please email your submission to kyle@themarshmallowstudio.com with SUBMISSION in the subject line.

In the body of the email please include the following:

  • Contact info: full name, email address, company name (if applicable), blog/website address (if applicable)
  • Fluffy Details: full recipe, DIY materials & instructions, product review/information, activity instructions, shopping resources, etc.
  • Yummy Images: please attach photos as a .zip file, send via dropbox (ideal if your file is over 5 megabytes. It’s free) or as a direct link. Images must be at least 800 pixels wide. Submissions with high quality photographs and detail shots are more likely to be featured.

You will be notified within 48 hours if your submission will be featured on our blog.

Have an idea or suggestion for something else you would like to see on our blog??? Just let us know :)

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.