| Guest Post: Easter Bunny & Eggs Marshmallow Pops
Posted by Alejandra Morin: The Marshmallow Studio on 3/29/2012
to Spring Ideas
Easter + Marshmallows = Yum!
In this tutorial, Alejandra Morin (a.k.a. Marshmallow Maven) from The Marshmallow Studio
is creating Easter Marshmallow Pops, which are perfect party favors,
unique Easter basket treats, and edible centerpiece decorations.
Here's Alejandra's how-to ...
is such an exciting time for me because so many neat marshmallows and
candies can be found everywhere. Well, you’re in luck this year my
friends, because I’m going to show you how to combine all the
traditional Easter goodies in one pop, including an Easter egg basket, a
bouncy bunny, and fluffy marshmallows! You’ll love making them and
(believe me) everyone will love you for making these, too.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Jumbo size white marshmallow
- 1 flat rectangle white marshmallow
- 1 mini white marshmallow
- 1 12” bamboo skewer (usually sold in the kitchen widgets isle)
- 3 Jelly Belly Jordan Almonds
- Pink Petal Dust
- Food Color Pens
- Brush to apply petal dust
- White Jimmies
- Cup of water
- Stainless Steel Scissors
- Royal Icing in Piping Bags with Tips #2, #3, #5 and #233. (frosting-like consistency)
- Soft Gel Colors to color the royal icing. I used Americolor Very Black, Leaf Green, Chocolate Brown and Soft Pink.
Whip up your royal icing, separate it into individual containers to color it, bag it and set it aside.
Dip scissors in water prior to making any marshmallow cuts.
Cut jumbo marshmallow in half to form two rounds.
Cut rectangle marshmallow in half to form two smaller rectangles.
Cut edges off rectangle marshmallows to form bunny ears. Cut mini marshmallow in half to create to rounds.
After all cuts, this is what the “new” marshmallow should look like.
Spread a little cornstarch with finger tips on all sticky sides of the marshmallows until they feel smooth and dry.
Dip skewer in water. Pointy side down.
Insert jumbo marshmallows into skewer and push down until tip of skewer is half way up the top marshmallow.
glue to ears: pipe two large dots of white royal icing on top of the
head then attach the rounded rectangle marshmallows. You will have to
prop them in place while the royal icing dries. I just gently pushed the
pop against the pan and the ears were held in place. Make sure the pop
is NOT moved at all anymore from this position until it is completely
dried (about 6 hours).
Now it’s time to pipe all the fun details:
For the eyes: black royal icing with a tip #2. For the nose: pipe a pink heart using tip #3.
For the cheeks: Using tip #3, pipe two big white dots right below the nose on each side.
For the whiskers: while still wet, insert three jimmies on each cheek.
8-oz. Jelly Belly Jordan Almonds assortment bag is perfect because the
almonds are the perfect size and come in beautiful pastel colors. KopyKake
food pens are awesome because they come in a variety of cool colors and
are double-sided so you can use a thin and a thick point depending
on what you’re drawing.
draw on your “eggs” and get funky with your designs. Remember, only one
side will be seen so if you mess up you can just turn it around and
draw on it again. (I had a few do-overs!)
Glue the eggs: Using tip #233, pipe green royal icing all along the middle of the belly and attach three eggs.
To make basket: Using tip #5 and brown royal icing, outline the shape of basket all along the bottom and on top of eggs.
Pipe a few separated vertical lines from top to bottom of basket outline. Start with top row
and work your way down. Pipe a small horizontal line on top of every
other vertical line. While basket royal icing is still wet, attach mini
marshmallows on each side.
Then pipe green royal icing grass on top of basket along edge using tip #233.
Finish ears: pipe pink centers to the ears using tip #3.
Add blush: brush very little pink petal dust on each side of face.
to let them dry in original position for at least 6 hours (over night
is best) before picking them up or packaging them.
They smell good, they look good, and they are taste divine!
Jan Howell Date 4/3/2012 7:29:43 PM
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