This Past Saturday we had a 6th Smurf-day party. I wanted to share some of it with you.
This was the cake. It was made by Cakes by Mom and Me. They always do a beautiful job. I believe in doing business with those that do business with you. I embroider their logo on items and in turn I always let them make the birthday cakes...
Now let me tell you about the treats. My original idea came from My Paper Pony. I was supposed to use donut holes cut in half, dipped in red candy melt. Go look at the link above.. They are beautiful! I am obviously not nearly as talented as the lady that did the marshmallow mushroom pops from this site. I tried... I really did... but they were hideous! So I threw 40 of them away... and I kicked myself for waiting until the last minute and at the time I had no backup plan..
Ahhh but Saturday morning before the party I came up with an idea. Here is what I did. (note: they are not as beautiful as the donut hole ones but they worked)
I used the recipe on the back of the Rice Crispy box to make Rice Crispy treats. I altered the recipe by adding red food coloring to the melted marshmallow mix. I also used about a cup less rice crispys so they would be nice and red. Here is how they turned out. I scooped them out using a cookie scoop and flattened them on the bottom by pressing them onto a piece of wax paper. I allowed them to cool a bit and then pushed white chocolate chips in to make the dots on top(note: if you do this too soon they will melt). I then pushed a jumbo marshmallow onto the lollipop stick and then added the rice crispy treat to the top.
I bagged them and tied on a bow so the kids could take them home and the marshmallow bottom wouldn't dry out.