Friday, December 30, 2011

Year End Bundt

I have a Wilton Cascade pan...which is basically an uber fancy Bundt pan and I try to utilize it at least once a year when the occasion permits. It was exciting to see such a large cake unveil as I turned the pan upside down to release the cake onto the cooling rack.  I used yellow cake mix, and when it cooled surrounded it with fresh fruit.

Then cut it up for my guests….. it was missing something though...

There... all set!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Three Cheers for Three Tiers

The nice thing about entertaining a large group is that it encourages me to make more than one dessert. I know, who doesn’t like marshmallows, right? I like to please everyone though. So I took out my three tier glass dessert stand and got to work.
Top Tier – white chocolate marshmallow tea cups (this time I put chocolate with rainbow nonpareils on the bottom to act as the saucer)
Middle Tier – White chocolate covered marshmallows with Candy Snowflake Sugar Decals (super easy..and very elegant!)

Bottom Tier – home made almond and honey balls, simple sugar cookies and then around the back oatmeal cookies.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Marshmallow Army

<Singing> ‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, La la la lah
I made this very cute large army of mini-marshmallow carolers. I stacked a few mini-marshmallows together using white chocolate as the glue and used chocolate morsels for the hats. I was sooo excited to use my Americolor black edible writing pen to easily give the coal eyes and buttons on these frosty treats. Which ever holiday you celebrate this season may it be merry and bright! I think the two snowmen on the right are leaning in for a hug!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Deck the Halls with Bows of Marshmallows

I piped white chocolate into circles and put the mini-marshmallows around it and put mini-m&m’s on top. I made so many cute little ornaments and decorations to hang (and eat) everywhere.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


A friend sent me a picture she saw in her daughters American Girl catalog. It was a marshmallow turned into a little mug. I love new marshmallow ideas so of course I dropped everything to try to make some. I broke the cane top off of a mini-candy cane and carefully pushed it into the soft marshmallow. Wow, this was so simple. Peppermint and marshmallows together, these would be great to drop the whole marshmallow mug right into your hot cocoa!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Gingerbread House Open House

I love making gingerbread houses out of graham crackers and I tend to do so every year around this time. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any more festive, Nabisco came out with gingerbread flavored grahams! Excellent! Everyone has their own special way to construct their house that they think is the best way. I think the best way is to first make a box, with a lid on it, and wait a few minutes before setting up the roof. Many people forget to put that ‘lid’ on, and that is a tasty piece of structural importance.  I also use lightweight sweets on the roof top (marshmallows!). Using lightweight materials helps keep it from getting too heavy and collapsing the house before it dries.

I love the little green m&m wreath in the gable and the ‘dripping’ icing on the roof eaves. 
Uh, Oh, look again, I think someone is trying to move in!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


For todays marshmallow I created some cute reindeer using two new tricks. First, I used broken pretzels as antlers (clever indeed), and secondly, to write the simple v-shaped mouth……… I used my new Americolor Gourmet Writer pen. It is sooo cool!  I recently purchased the food color pen online and I had it in the package for a few days now, it seemed really neat but I was not sure what to use it for. Today while making the reindeer I tried it out for the first time. It is soooo excellent. It’s a true edible ink PEN, not like the Betty Crocker Food Pens. Sorry Betty… your pens are more like crayons (which are good for coloring…so by no means is it a bad tool) but the Americolor Writer is a true PEN…for writing. It has a very fine point. I can’t wait to use it more.

Santa if your reading this: I reeeaaalllly want (need) the Americolor Gourmet Writer Pen 10 Color set. Yes, just black wont do, I need the whooooole rainbow of colors please!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Spring time feelings in the middle of December

I love Dolly Partons song “Christmas to Remember”…and no matter what holiday you celebrate this month there is nothing like ‘Spring time feelings in the middle of December’! I used my chocolate coated sunflower seeds to create this little spring time garden…its really cold outside and these little treats will stay blooming inside my warm house.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Marshmallow Snowflakes

This winter wonderland is sure to make you hungry! I printed up a few snowflake templates from the computer and placed parchment paper over the template. I traced the snowflake with white chocolate in my piping bag and carefully place the mini-marshmallows onto the chocolate. It was pretty cold in my kitchen so these became hard and set quickly. Then I strung them with some ribbon to hang up! I’m chilly and hungry just looking at this adorable little edible display!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cute you are

I completely forgot to post these marshmallows. A few weeks ago I went to a ‘star wars’ birthday party which inspired me to create these little guys for display. This little Star Wars Jawa is so adorable with his teeny tiny little feet poking out. You’d never know he had a Jawa blaster under his robe. I made the light saber blue…does that mean it is Luke’s? I know that Darth Vaders was red…I can’t remember if Lukes was blue or green? Anyone know the answer?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I heart marshmallows

I love pulling into my driveway and seeing an unexpected package, makes me feel so excited. I received a really great gift in the mail and thought I would share it. A tote bag that says “I heart marshmallows” …so cool! Thank you!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Easy Toffee Delights

This is a favorite recipe of mine. I hard boil butter and sugar and pour it over a pan of crackers. Put it in the oven for 5 minutes at 475 degrees then remove it from the oven. It will be bubbling still. Then top with semi sweet chocolate morsels…. The heat will melt the morsels and make it easy to spread. Then of course top it with mini marshmallows. When the pan cools you break it similar to brittle and eat the jagged pieces. I made an entire pan, and it only lasts a day before it is gone.  I think I will double the recipe next time as this dessert freezes really well