Saturday, April 11, 2009

Project #96 - Marshmallow Poops

Oh man, things are starting to take a scatological theme around here, but I couldn't help it. Baby chicks and bunnies are not easy sculpt out of marshmallow. On the other hand, there is one shape that is awfully easy to dispense from a pastry bag. Poop is to marshmallow fluff as snakes are to balloon animals.

And while I am not an admirer of the real thing (It's stinky!*), I still enjoy cartoon poop and fake poop. That's because poop is effing hilarious, especially if it has a little face and talks to people.

I borrowed this recipe for DIY Peeps from Serious Eats and it only took me 30 minutes from start to finish. Plus, I managed to deal with molten sugar for once without burning myself. Safety high five!

If the poops are thoroughly coated in sugar they will not stick to one another. I think the texture of my mixture is about right for approximating peeps, but the taste isn't quite right. I think the 'flavorless' gelatin I'm using is giving it a slightly off taste. I'm probably the only one who cares, because our visitors managed to hoover up about half of them.

Oh, and my food coloring mix for the perfect brown was 10 drops of red, 4 drops of yellow and 4 drops of blue for 1/2 cup of sugar. I dumped it by the tablespoon on each piece to coat them thoroughly.

*Note to Greenfield Neighborhood cats: Those of you who are using my raised bed as a litter box should stop, especially if you are pooping anywhere near the things I eat. The next time I find a turd while weeding I'm going to mix chili powder into the soil. Please take your kitty number-twos elsewhere. Seriously, be cool.

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posted by Alison 4/11/2009 11:27:00 PM : (2) comments : splink

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