The perfect cake toppers at an Eighties themed party, with the addition of Mike Score hairstyles made of paper (and perhaps a little sugar glue to make the hair stand out at the requisite angle). And here is their favorite song on YouTube.
LITTLE SEA GULLS
1. Use large marshmallow for body. Insert 2 wooden picks in side, for legs; insert legs into inverted paper plate, for support.
2. Glue candy corn to marshmallow, for beak; add pieces of licorice string for eyes.
McCall’s fails to mention that you apparently glue two Life Savers onto on of the gulls, around the licorice-string eyes. They seem to be peppermint or wintergreen Life Savers, but for the 1980s look, feel free to use purple or red or blue. Do they still make blue Life Savers?
Oh, here’s the glue recipe again:
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.
And links to the previous marshmallow posts (only one to go!):