Sunday, March 29, 2009

Marshmallow Barnyard Centerpiece

I was looking at Country Living's website today and came across the cutest centerpiece idea, a marshmallow barnyard centerpiece.

How cute is this?!? Wouldn't this make a cute centerpiece for a young child's party incorporating a farm theme?

Here are instructions on how to make this yummy centerpiece:

Use large marshmallows for bodies. Slice a thin piece for the lamb's head, and a trimmed half for the chick's. For pig snout, use a half a mini marshmallow. For ears, snip a mini diagonally.

    Set up a different bowl for each desired color. Dilute each drop of food coloring with 1 tablespoon of water for pastels. Add a drop at a time to the bowl to control the shade of your mix.

    Apply a thin layer of marshmallow spread to body parts and roll in your candy coating. Attach heads, ears, and snouts with a dab of spread. Let sit for half an hour before handling.

    Cut jelly beans in half to use as feet, noses and arms. Attach with a dab of marshmallow spread. Use decorating icing for facial details. Store in an airtight container for up to two days.

    Use chopped sweetened coconut flakes, sprinkles, or colored sugar to coat marshmallow bodies. For barnyard grass, toss coconut with green coloring. Spread on a baking pan to dry.

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