09 April, 2010

DIY: Marshmallow Barnyard Centerpiece | Country Living

Photo and instructions from Country Living Magazine

Marshmallow Barnyard Centerpiece ingredients
Large marshmallows
Mini marshmallows
Food coloring
Marshmallow Fluff
Jelly beans
Decorator icing
Chopped sweetened coconut flakes


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

Food Coloring
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.

Marshmallow Fluff
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.

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

Coconut Flakes
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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