Thursday, January 24, 2013

Marshmallow Penguin Decorations

I recently made a video on how to make this marshmallow penguin decoration. The penguin can be placed on a pop stick or used to decorate cupcakes or a Birthday cake! These aren't quite as easy to make as the Valentine bear pops in my other video, but they are also a fun and creative craft project to do with kids. 

For more video tutorials please visit my YouTube channel "SparkedIdeas".  Here's the link to this tutorial:

List of things you'll need:
1 bag of regular size marshmallows 
1 bag of black Wilton Candy Melts
Wilton "Rainbow Crunch Sprinkles" (you'll need the dark brown pieces for the eyes) 
Popsticks (6 inches is fine)
Starburst candies (the orange and yellow pieces)
Gum paste (which can be used as glue) or
make your own frosting "glue" with 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 1/4 tsp water

a toothpick
a couple of small plastic bags that are water tight at the bottom

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Valentine Marshmallow Bear

Yesterday I uploaded my first tutorial to YouTube! It's about how to make a Valentine Marshmallow Bear pop (see link below). I was trying to finish the video before Valentine's Day because I wanted to offer people a gift idea for a friend, family member, or their significant other.

This photo shows how the bear pops turned out:

These bears are very easy to make and you'll probably only need about an hour to make say 5 of them.

List of things you'll need:
1 bag of regular size marshmallows
Pop sticks (6")
White Wilton Candy Melts (craft stores carry these)
Powdered sugar
For the eyes and mouth - Either a tube of Betty Crocker black gel or, if you want to make your own frosting "paint", then you'll need a bottle of black food coloring
A small paint brush (#3 in craft stores)

Red food coloring for the inside of the ears
Coffee beans for the nose
Corn Candy for the ears

or a toothpick
Paper towels and a tissue (convenient for wiping off hands or the frosting "paint" if you want to start over)
A a couple of ribbons

Recipe for frosting "glue"
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/4 tsp water

Recipe for the black frosting "paint" (tutorial -
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp water
1/2 tsp oil

10 drops of black food coloring (I use McCormick in my video)

In a couple of days I'm going to upload a second video on how to make a different Valentine marshmallow bear.

For more video tutorials please visiti my YouTube channel "SparkedIdeas".
The link to this tutorial is 

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