During my son’s preschool teacher-parent conference his teachers asked me what did a “marshmallow designer” do?? They were intrigued after seeing my occupation listed on the school records. I smiled and said “I make all kinds of stuff with marshmallows!” That only seemed to have fueled their curiosity even more. They immediately asked me if I’d like to bring in something to their upcoming Halloween party. Well you guys know me…. I love challenges and having an excuse to play with marshmallows
I had been wanting to make marshmallow fondant for almost 3 years now but I never actually took the time to look up a recipe and give it a shot. As crazy as that may sound, maybe I’ve seen too many cake show competitions LOL but fondant just intimidated me to the point that I felt if it didn’t come out right I’d feel like a total fake “marshmallow expert”. Well, last night I decided to put my fears behind me and just do it!
As some of you might remember, a few months ago I designed several marshmallow necklaces. I thought people were going to laugh at my coo coo imagination but they actually loved them which was wonderful!!
I wanted to design a new necklace for Halloween that would be even easier to make. A necklace that kids can make at school, can be worn by anyone and can be eaten whenever. Sooooo, I wrapped Jet-Puffed’s Jumbo Pumpkin Mallows in plastic wrap, tied ribbon in between each pumpkin and then drew Jack o’ Lantern faces over each marshmallow. No need to run around looking for an edible pen, just draw over the plastic It only took me ten minutes to make!!
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I cannot tell you how fun it was to create this piece. I used over 14 different Jet-Puffed marshmallows and lots of royal icing and colored sugar. I also added a few Twizzlers, Oreo cookie crumbs and Wilton sprinkles to complete the scene. I knew I wanted to make a haunted house but, as you know me, I had to go all the say so I also included a cemetery and a pumpkin patch.
Can you see the ghosts inside the house?? That was my favorite part
You can check out all the details and different views below: (more…)
Who would have thought that powder blue looked soo good with orange and black for a Halloween party?
Jessica from Party Box Design knew!
She is a fabulous mega talented graphic designer and party stylist. Her parties are off the charts so when she asked me to design a special piece to go with her Wicked Annual Halloween Party printables…. I didn’t even have to think about it. (more…)
My favorite season is Fall. I love the colors, the pumpkin desserts and the cool breeze that’s in the air.
Another thing that I absolutely love about Fall is going to the pumpkin patch with my family. It’ our little family tradition
Last week when I mentioned that I had to come up with DIY costumes for my kids to wear to my friend’s Halloween party because I really didn’t like the cheesy and expensive ones available at the store, some of you asked me to share.
So… I thought I’d share their costumes along with the treats I made for the party. (more…)
Must admit, these were one of the hardest marshmallows I ever had to make.
Why?? Because I have arachnophobia :-/ (more…)
Halloween is around the corner and look what I’ve found….
I bought these at Walmart and then saw them at Target. Remember that these are only seasonal and if you wish to have these shapes, colors, flavors or sizes you must get them now. Enjoy and don’t forget to share with us the fun things you do with YOUR ‘mallows
Drummmmmmm Roll Please
Thrilled to introducing to you part of our 2011 Fall/Halloween Collection. The second half will be posted in two weeks.