Hi everybody! It's Meaghan from the decorated cookie. I'm so happy to be back visiting at Sew Can Do! Cheryl and I had such fun with our two versions of gingerbread houses at Christmas, we had to revisit the sweet vs. sewn for Valentine's Day. As I lack Cheryl's amazing skill with needle and thread, I of course got the sweet side of our love bug theme. So I made marshmallow love bugs! Aw, that guy up there looks lonely. Here, I'll give him a friend.
how to make marshmallow love bugs
you will need:*
mini heart cookie cutter
heart confetti sprinkles
black edible marker
light corn syrup
*I know the list above seems long, but most things you probably have in the kitchen already. Find the sprinkles, heart cutter (use a small heart, no more than an inch, this may be part of a fondant cutter set), confetti sprinkles, edible marker, lollipop sticks and Styrofoam block at the craft store. If you can't find heart confetti sprinkles, circles will work for the eyes. Just omit the heart on his chest.
what to do:
Slide two marshmallows (or three) on a lollipop stick. It helps immensely if you grease the lollipop stick first with shortening. Fill a deep bowl or cup with water. Dip the marshmallows in and remove quickly, dabbing excess water on a paper towel. Hold the wet marshmallows over a bowl or plate and sprinkle generously to coat with the sprinkles. Rest the stick of marshmallows on a piece of wax paper.
Thank you to Cheryl and everyone for allowing me to visit and indulging in the sweet side!
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you and your love bugs,