Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Halloween Fun with Marshmallows
Make fun, edible cupcake toppers with marshmallows and liquid food color!
what you need:
*sugar or rice flour
*small cookie cutters
*plastic placemat, silpat or cutting board
*plastic paint tray or small containers
Set out your supplies in a mess friendly zone. Sprinkle your work surface with sugar or rice flour and set out your marshmallows.You may want to start the flattening process but this should be easy enough for a wee one to do. Place rolling pin over marshamllow and roll back and forth to flatten it out. Flip the marshmallow over after every third roll or so like you would with pie crust. Keep your work area sugared so that the marshmallow doesn;t stick to the rolling pin.Once you marshmallow is flat enough let your kidlet pick out a cookie cutter to cut with. Center cookie cutter over marshmallow and press. Pull excess marshmallow away and set aside for snacking.Set out your flat, shaped mallows and prepare your "paint". I used a plastic paint tray/palette purchased from a local asian market. You can find them cheap at Michael's and other craft stores also. add a drop of food color to each section, using more than one color to mix. Top off with water and viola! Edible paint!Have your wee ones go to town painting their tiny marshmallow shapes. Set aside to dry, about fifteen minutes. Once dry, use cake decorating gel to add eyes and other features.Whip up a batch of cupcakes while the marshmallows are drying. Once the cakes cool, add a dollop of whipped cream, an edible cupcake topper and a shake or two fo sprinkles and have a spooky fun feast!