Boo to you, this Happy Monday.
We wonder if you, too, are getting in the mood for Halloween parties?
Cotton Candy Ghosts Treats
Perfect Halloween cupcake toppers or simply, on their own! How-to, "boo-low."
|Adorn your favorite cupcakes with these Ghost Toppers.|
With help from the boys, we tried out this idea and are thrilled to share these with you, too!
Start by gathering supplies.
Large Marshmallows, cut in quarters
Chocolate in piping tube (or with paint brush, if preferable)
Wooden Skewers (or "Pop" sticks; available at craft stores)
Optional: If making these for cupcake toppers, chocolate cupcake recipe (click here)
Cut large marshmallow in quarters.
Place marshmallow quarter on top of the skewer.
Working quickly, so that the marshmallow remains sticky, delicately take one handful of cotton candy.
Very carefully, pull and stretch this piece of cotton candy into a circular disk -- pulling from the center and avoiding the edges. Place the disk on a work surface and center the skewered marshmallow into the middle of the cotton candy disk. Note: be very, very careful to not over handle the edges of the cotton candy. If over handled, the candy looses it loose and flossy edge, which is optimal for these ghosts.
Gently, turn the cotton candy disk over, cupping your hard around the center of the "ghost" to secure it tightly to the marshmallow skewer. This step is important to attach the cotton candy to the marshmallow and to create the correct ghostly form. Gently pull the edges to create a full ghost.
Last: apply melted chocolate face to the ghost.
Note: we tried two methods. We preferred piping the face onto the cotton candy, but if you prefer to use a paint brush to paint the face on, this is another technique that works well. too.
These are adorable topping cupcakes and also, perfect on their own!
Warm wishes for a wonderful Halloween season!
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