For my blog, I enjoy experimenting with various projects, such as recipes. There is a mix of tweaking ones I find in my cookbooks, online, throwing stuff together in the kitchen, or trying to recreate projects from the past. The later was the case of the Fluffy Marshmallow Easter Bunnies. Ah yes, these little marshmallow bunnies and the pain they caused! Let me start out with the recipe…
Shredded coconut (sweetened if possible)
Color icing / gel icing / whatever you would like to use to create a bunny face
Directions for Marshmallow Bunnies
To start it’s quite simple. Grab some jumbo size marshmallows. Each bunny require two: one for the head and one for the body. Take a marshmallow and evening spread the frosting around the sides.
After that, roll the marshmallow in the coconut so that it coats the sides of the marshmallow. Set them aside till you have an even number created.
Next take two of the coated marshmallows and stack them like “snowmen,” except make sure you place frosting between them to hold them in place. I prefer to turn the “head” of the bunny horizontal and place it on a “vertical” body. Then take an uncoated plain marshmallow and cut out two slices for the ears. Attach them to the head again with frosting to hold them in place.
Now here is where I should have used gel writing icing, or even candy pieces to create an adorable bunny face. However, I thought I could “wing”and create something with the pink frosting I had on hand. Boy was I wrong! The faces just looked sloppy! The ears started falling because I originally cut them too big. So I slapped on more frosting which just also made a mess. My final product was quite horrible!
I knew while taking photos that the bunnies looked sloppy messy and well, not that great at all. When I uploaded the pictures, viewing them again, I knew there was no way I could post this project. Now there has been a number of recipes I’ve worked on in my kitchen that ended up tasting absolutely delicious, but looked so horrible that was no way I could post them. I was learning towards that once again with the bunnies. Until I realized that maybe I should share these so you all know what NOT to do when creating your bunnies.
I shared my FAIL image with some bloggy friends, you know, just to give them a good laugh. Yes, my bunnies were pretty pathetic. Then one of them piped in how my bunnies looked like “World’s Ugliest Dog” contestants! Go ahead, I’ll give you a minute to Google Image Search “World’s Ugliest Dog.” She was right! I totally see the resemblance now! Okay, so I fail at creating marshmallow bunnies. However I totally win at creating Marshmallow Ugly Dogs!