Marshmallow Crafting

Kosher Marshmallows

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Today we are going to discuss a very important topic. Marshmallows. There is such a long and interesting history to this humble food. Did you know that marshmallows were originally made from the marshmallow plant? Althaea_officinalis

Yes, there is a real plant called marshmallow, its official name is Althaea officinalis. It was used in the treatment of sore throats.
Today’s modern confection is used in many forms. Only Kosher Candy sells Kosher Marshmallows which are unique in the fact that they are manufactured using kosher fish gelatin. There are no animal derivatives which is a boon for those consumers who are particular about eating meat products.
People of all ages love marshmallows for the soft gooey sweetness. As a mom, marshmallows are super practical as a non sticky treat that won’t get the kids’ hands all sticky like traditional candies do.
With summer season upon us, what’s a family bbq like without marshmallows on a stick melted into s’mores. Bonfires are not complete without roasting marshmallows, and Only Kosher Candy has the super jumbo marshmallows (click here) which are double the size of the standard marshmallows for an extra dose of marshmallow heaven!
They also come in the fruity flavors which are so pretty to use to decorate cakes or cupcakes (click here). For my kindergarten daughter’s end of year party I sent in these pretty marshmallow cupcakes which stole the show. They are so simple to make and look so amazing. Frost your cupcakes with any color frosting. Cut a fruity marshmallow into 3 slices using a pair of kitchen shears. The cutting action will pinch the top and bottom of the slice into a petal shape. Place a few petals ontop of the frosting to make a pretty flower design.

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Visit www.onlykoshercandy.com for great prices on all types of marshmallows. There is a quantity discount for bulk orders.

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Spider Cupcakes

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My daughter’s 4th birthday is this week, and I decided that I was in the mood of spider cupcakes.  She wanted pink cupcakes with frosting.  I don’t know why I was in the mood of spiders, but they came out so adorable, that she actually forgot about the pink frosted sprinkle theme and was very excited about her spider cupcakes.

I think you will agree that these cupcakes take the cake in originality and cuteness.  They are really simple to make, and you can get all the candy you need from www. OnlyKosherCandy.com making them a cinch to make.

Step 1:

Make your favorite chocolate cupcakes from any chocolate cake mix or chocolate cake recipe. Allow to cool.

Step2:

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Make a chocolate icing, frosting or ganache, your choice.   While still wet, dip into a plate of chocolate sprinkles to give it that “hairy” look.

 

 

Step3:

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Cut a regular size white marshmallow (click here to purchase Kosher Fish Gelatin Marshmallows) in half so that you have 2 flat circles.  These are you eyeballs.  Cut a jolly rancher in half so you have 2 “pupils” (Click here to purchase Kosher Jolly Ranchers).   Attach the jolly rancher piece to the cut side of the marshmallow which will be sticky and easy to adhere to.IMG_0469

Using a small dot of icing, attach the marshmallow eyes to your sprinkle cupcake.

 

 

Step4:

Make 8 legs.  Using Eats n’ Crafts candy rope, (click here to purchase Kosher Eats ‘n Crafts Rope) cut each string into 8 pieces – or any desired length.  Use a wooden skewer to poke 4 holes on each side of the spider cupcake.  Insert you piece of rope candy into each hole.

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You’re done.  Delicious, Adorable, Original.

www.OnlyKosherCandy.com is your one stop source for Kosher Marshmallows, Kosher Jolly Ranchers and Paskesz Eats n’ Crafts.  Visit www.onlykoshercandy.com to see our full selection of Kosher Candies and gift baskets.