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Marshmallow Skulls

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Use these marshmallow skulls to top Skull Madeleines shrouded in bittersweet chocolate.

  • Yield: Makes 5 dozen
marizpan pumpkin petits fours

Photography: Christopher Baker

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2008

Ingredients

  • 5 dozen large marshmallows
  • Black sprinkles, for decorating

Directions

  1. Using scissors, trim 1/3 of curved side from each marshmallow to create a flat surface. Trim a sliver from 2 sides of the bottom of each marshmallow at an angle for a tapered chin. Cut a slit above chin for a mouth.

  2. Using a toothpick, poke 2 holes halfway down each marshmallow for eyes and 1 in between for a nose. Pour sprinkles onto a plate. They will be different sizes; choose 1 small and 2 large for each. Insert small sprinkle for nose and larger sprinkles for eyes.

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  • Mirianthe
    24 OCT, 2009
    If you dip your scissors into confectioners sugar, that helps. Also, dipping them in very hot water may help.
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  • jgret
    23 OCT, 2009
    How do you get a clean edge on the skulls when cutting? Using a scissors or knife, the sticky edges of the cut marshmallow cling to the utensil and make a mess.
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  • dockar
    27 OCT, 2008
    I made the coffin brownies witout the white icing details because it was "not my thing"...I just couldn't keep a steady hand. In any event, they turned out fine and were a great hit at the party. I even propped up a few of the marzipan coffin lids with hidden toothpicks and put "creepy/crawly" things come out from under.
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  • sweettreats
    18 OCT, 2008
    I think if you want to get a message to them you need to go to the Contact section of MarthaStewart.com. I doubt that they read all the comments under all their recipes. I can enlarge the picture by copying it into Word. I right click my mouse on the picture and then got to a new file in Word and hit Ctrl V which pastes the picture into Word. Click on the picture in Word and pull the corners out to enlarge it.
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  • ecampbell34
    14 OCT, 2008
    oops not the shift key the CONTROL KEY.
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  • ecampbell34
    14 OCT, 2008
    oops not the shift key the CONTROL KEY.
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  • ecampbell34
    14 OCT, 2008
    If you have an apple computer and use a mighty mouse hold down the shift key and scroll the "ball" on the mouse. This will allow you to get a close up on the picture. It works in all applications!
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  • ecampbell34
    14 OCT, 2008
    If you have an apple computer and use a mighty mouse hold down the shift key and scroll the "ball" on the mouse. This will allow you to get a close up on the picture. It works in all applications!
    Reply
  • charlig
    12 OCT, 2008
    yes, i agree, we need the ability to enlarge the photos. i am not a crafter and need a more a visual idea of this project and others. i hope someone at MSL is reading these besides us! otherwise were else would we complain to?
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  • pattiet
    12 OCT, 2008
    Close up photos would be great. It's hard to see the details of a lot of the items here wihtout a closer view. The photos should be clickable/enlargeable. Does anyone at MSL read or care about these comments?
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