Among the food spread I spied a bowl of marshmallows. But, gentle readers, typical marshmallows they were not! They were coloured to match the specific Team Umizoomi decor- I was super impressed!
I asked where she bought them. With her answer she changed the way I saw regular white jumbo marshmallows... she coloured them herself!! I know, right?! I thought it was pretty awesome too!
Agape, I asked her how. She told me and I have been doing them to match my childrens birthday/event decor ever since.
So, inspired by Lindsey, here is how to colour a marshmallow:
First, open your bag of marshmallows. You'll need to eat a few... to.... you know... test... them... ??
Once they have passed the rigorous four (or nine or twelve...) marshmallow test, get out a salad plate.
On the plate put just enough water to cover the bottom of the plate. If there is too much water your marshmallows will be less vibrant.
|Just a bit of water|
Next add a few drops of food colouring to the water. And by "few" I mean 8-12 depending on how intense you want your colour to be.
Grab a piece of parchment paper and lay it on a flat surface.
Now gently roll the marshmallow in the coloured water.
|See how it picks up all that awesome colour?|
Dont forget to get the ends as well. Once coloured set on the parchment paper to dry.
|Don't forget the ends|
Repeat with as many marshmallows as you choose to colour.
Of course, using basic colour mixing methods you can create an array of colours to match just about any decor or theme.
Leave your marshmallows to dry overnight.
To remove them from the parchment the next morning use a gentle hand while lifting or some other the colour may get left behind on the paper.
All that's left is to sit back and feel impressed with yourself... while snacking on a coloured marshmallow ;)