It's no secret I like to create gross treats for Halloween. My hunks of flesh rice krispie treats and severed tongue truffles are good examples.
This year I leaned more toward the fun. So girly mummies were born, complete with eyelashes and pink bows.
I used some leftover sugar cookie dough and homemade marshmallow fondant to create the cookies. After baking the cookies, I rolled out the white fondant and cut out circles using the same circle cutter. Brushing a thin coat of royal icing (also leftover) on the surface of the cookie perfectly adhered the fondant circles to the cookies. The rest of the white fondant was cut into strips and placed haphazardly on the fondant base. I used different color fondant to form the lips, eyes, eyelashes and bow.
Then I did what I haven't done in a long time. I disco dusted them. And it felt good. I've missed my crazy sparkle binges.
For the homemade marshmallow fondant:
- 1/2 bag (1/2 pound) marshmallows (minis melt easier but you can use regular sized ones as well.)
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 1 pound of powdered sugar
- Crisco or shortening
- plastic wrap or cling film
- Gel or paste food coloring
- Cover the inside of a heat safe bowl and a wooden spoon with Crisco or shortening.
- Place marshmallows and water in the bowl.
- Microwave the marshmallows for 30 seconds at a time stirring the mixture in between with the wooden spoon.
- When the mixture is the consistency of Marshmallow Fluff, stir in 3/4 of the powdered sugar one cup at a time.
- Cover your work surface with powdered sugar and cover your hands with Crisco or shortening.
- Dump the fondant on the sugared surface and knead the rest of the sugar in.
- Separate the fondant into different parts and color as desired by adding a few drops of gel colors at a time and kneading it in until the color is evenly distributed and you get the color you want.
- Wrap each piece in plastic wrap until you use it.
- Wrap leftover fondant tightly in plastic cling film and store in a zip lock bag.