Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Here is the last of my Halloween decorative tricks, until next year anyway. I made a plate of white chocolate covered marshmallows with M&M’s that I turned into spiders and ants and caterpillars crawling on my marshmallows!

And here is a close up of one of my M&M bugs… It would have been a bit scarier if I hadn’t tried to put a smiley face on it!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Creepy treats with Marshmallows

Headed to a fun Halloween party, I only had time to BUY a batch of chocolate chip cookies (bad I know…). When I got home from the store I spruced them up home-made Halloween style by taking M&M’s and turning them into little spiders and bugs with chocolate legs. Then I took large marshmallows and painted them into ghosts with black food coloring. I used melted white chocolate and piped a spider web onto wax paper. When the web cooled I placed it onto the plate of cookies. Voila!! This is a great way to put a home made touch onto store bought goodies.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Marshmallow Krispy Pumpkins – (Yum)

I know I said earlier that I have a laundry list of various Halloween designs and ideas...well, I do indeed. Here are some Rice Krispy treat pumpkins that I made today. I made the krispy treat mixture and just before it cooled I molded them into pumpkin shape. I melted semi-sweet chocolate morsels and poured it into my piping bag to make the jack-o-lantern faces. These were delish! I especially like the goofy one in the back there…His eyebrows are funny!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cobblestone Streets

This is another traveling marshmallow. I brought this little one with me on my trip a few weeks ago. It is so rainy today, but it was so sunny and beautiful when I went! The main roads downtown are all cobblestones. It makes for such a bumbly ride in the car, and such a quaint walk when you are walking or shopping. It’s a real experience. I didn’t get the best shot or angle for my photo shoot, and the cobblestones that happen to be under my feet at that point were actually squares not the true round cobblestones that the cars drive on. My chocolate covered marshmallow has various colors of brown and mode fondant that I had balled up into tiny ‘rocks’ to place atop my marshmallow treat.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The leaning tower of lighthouse

I love lighthouses, especially when I get to visit them during beautiful crystal clear blue sky days, and I love lighthouses even MORE when I have a marshmallow queued up for a scenic photo shoot. This is an amazing view of Brandt Point. I made the marshmallow in advance of course, and my recollection was it had stripes…wrong was I. The breeze was blowing, the boats were sailing, and it was just an all around gorgeous day. My little marshmallow fared well during the trip although the lighthouse started to tilt just a tad…aaaah, the struggles of traveling marshmallows. I have another traveling marshmallow coming up from the little trip. Thanks for your patience in my delayed postings!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sweet things come to those who wait

Dear Readers,

Sorry for the long delay in getting my marshmallows posted. Just when you think things can’t get any busier they certainly do! Rest assured the traveling marshmallows and some Halloween delights are being kept in the ice box for another day or so until I can post them to share. I promise not to eat them until you’ve seen them. :)

Sweetly yours,
Amazing Marshmallows

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Prepping the traveling marshmallows

Gee after the Yummy Mummy marshmallows everything seems so dull…. (actually, marshmallows are never dull). I’m creating marshmallows today, but they are traveling marshmallows, so stay tuned to see what adventures they will go on.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Yummy Mummy Marshmallows

I made a plateful of these yummy mummy marshmallows for a Halloween get together at a friend’s house. They came out quite spooky! A few weeks ago I was at the supermarket waiting in line and I spotted a magazine that had this mummy design on a dessert on the front cover. I liked it and filed it away in my mind to do for Halloween with my marshmallows. I purchased some Wilton Candy Eyeballs, and they are sooo cool! I will have to think of some more marshmallow art ideas using these very cool (and easy to use) candy eyeballs. I created them by coating the marshmallows in white candy coating first and then attaching the candy eyeballs to it using my piping bag. Then I piped the chocolate all around the mummy head.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Final days of summer

The weather has been so perfect the past few days. I’m just not ready to say good bye to this great warm sun… Although, the good thing about cool weather approaching is that it definitely makes transporting my marshmallows easier. They will not start melting during my outdoor photo shoots! Today was a busy day with work (another 4 day work week but still 5 days worth of work)…so I grilled out! (Being busy with work doesn’t really have anything to do with grilling out, really, I know) I made a plate full of marshmallows today, that I’m taking to a party on Thursday, that I will post tomorrow. For now, here is a picture of my skewers. I used extra olive oil and they were soft and juicy.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Columbus Day – Marshmallow Brownies

I woke up this morning and said “Today I am going to bake brownies” and that is exactly what I did. I don’t have a Columbus Day marshmallow to post because I thought these brownies were worthy of posting in lieu of a ship. When I have a three day weekend I like to spend a little time with friends and family, a little time cleaning, a little relaxing and a little (or a lot) of baking, cooking and marshmallow making. I cooked the brownies with the marshmallows and as it was cooking the brownie rose and engulfed part of the mini-marshmallows and continued toasting them until the brownies came out of the oven. I had no idea that they would toast up like this. Here is a before and after.

Before they went into the oven…

When I took them out of the oven 45 minutes later.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Today was a day of touring, visiting, walking and enjoying an amazing 80 degree day. The skies were blue and the sun was everywhere. I didn’t have a marshmallow to take onsite with me but tonight created a cute little scene with a duck swimming in the pond. It is more of a ‘rubber duck’ vs. a real brown duck but I was out of brown and didn’t feel like mixing up colors tonight. I think the scene is adorable, and at the last minute added the green lily pads.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Casual Dining

I love a party where the meal is a platter of deli cuts, and bowl or two of pickles and olives. Yum! The bread is always fresh and soft and I can pile on the cheese as high as I want! Top it off with some crispy chips and a soda…and that’s delish! The finale of course: chocolate covered marshmallows.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Blue skies and sunshine

Blue skies and sunshine aaaaaaaaalll weekend long! Yea baby! I hope the weatherman is right! I’m looking forward to a little r&r with family and friends (and maybe a little baking and marshmallow making) this weekend. and YELLLLoowwww. Green and bluuuuueee…indigo and viiiiiOOOlet and that’s a rainbow song for you!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I can just hear these adorable fondant ghosts woo’ing and boo’ing. There is a chill in the air that winter is approaching and I was woo’ing (and boo’ing) myself as I ran from the car to the garage this evening. I took plain white fondant and molded the white ghost shape. I took my fine brush to paint on the eyes and mouth with edible black coloring and gently placed them on top of the chocolate covered marshmallows just before the coating hardened. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mary had a little marshmallow

Here is the marshmallow sheep I was talking about yesterday. I saw it in a magazine so long ago and have wanted to create it ever since. I took one large marshmallow and used white chocolate to ‘glue’ all the mini-marshmallows onto it. I could have used some candy for the eyes, and next time I definitely will.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Visions of marshmallows dancing in my head

I have the perrrrrfect marshmallow treat I already know I want to make. I will take a large marshmallow and cover it in candy coating and then take a bunch of mini-marshmallows all around it and create a sheep. I’m not sure if I will use fondant for the eyes and legs or some other candy. Too cute…. And it requires some time, which I am OUT OF TODAY! So stay tuned for a yummy squishy marshmallow lamby, hopefully tomorrow.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Let's go surfin'

Catch the wave! An edible wave that is, with a little surfer dude riding it. There are not many warm days left before winter is going to set in and I thought I would swim in one more summery creation before diving back into the Halloween marshmallow treats.  This marshmallow craft took a steady hand to create the wave, let it dry and then mold a teeny-tiny surfer and his surfboard underneath. I rolled out the deep blue fondant very thin and then pulled at it to get a ragged and ripped ‘wave crest’ type of look. Then I curved it upward. It dried quickly because it was so thin. I then used my Showtime #15 knife to cut the surfboard and little person and chocolate glued the whole piece onto a white chocolate covered marshmallow.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Halloween game time!

Can you find the fondant candy corn in the mix of candy corn? If your up for the challenge click on the label/tag “game” below this posting to find other ‘games’ I’ve posted on my blog! See if your friends can pick the correct answer.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy October

I have to warn everyone in advance that while Halloween is one of my least favorite holidays of the year, I have soooo many Halloween marshmallow ideas its insane and plan to post them throughout all of October.  Get ready to get your black and orange on, be scared, be afraid…be very deliciously afraid!  ……….Aw, who am I kidding…even my Halloween marshmallow treats are adorable!