A poodle is the perfect critter to recreate in marshmallows – I love the mini marshmallows on her legs and tail, just like the pouffy bits on a real poodle. And Harry is one of my favorites, he has such a winning smile!
FIFI THE POODLE
1. With wooden pick, join two large marshmallows (flat ends together) for the body.
2. Slide mini marshmallows onto each of 4 wooden picks; insert wooden picks into underside of body, for legs; insert into inverted paper plate, for support.
3. Glue one mini marshmallow in center of one end of one large marshmallow; surround with two rows of mini marshmallows.
4. Glue another mini marshmallow to center of face, for nose; glue pieces of licorice candy to nose, for tip.
5. Add pieces of licorice string to face, for eyes. Add mini marshmallow on wooden pick for tail.
HARRY THE HIPPO
1. Make head: With wet knife, split large marshmallows almost in half. Pull apart slightly; don’t break hinge. For teeth, insert small pieces of licorice string inside mouth.
2. Run wooden pick through 2 large marshmallows (flat ends together0 for body.
3. For legs, place 2 mini marshmallows on each of 4 wooden picks. Insert legs into underside of body; then insert into inverted paper plate, for support.
4. Glue head to body; glue two small gumdrops to head for eyes.
Just to remind you -
GLUE FOR MARSHMALLOW FAVORS
1 1/2 cups unsifted confectioner’s sugar
1 egg white, unbeaten
In small bowl of electric mixer on medium, beat sugar with egg white until mixture is thick enough to hold a definite shape. Keep glue covered with damp cloth until ready to use. Makes about half a cup. When using on favors, let glue dry completely on each part before going on to next part.
For the earlier parts of the Marshmallow Follies, you can go here:
Coming soon: Jumbo the Elephant and Leo the Lion…