Sunday, February 26, 2012

Leprechaun Marshmallow Pops



                   I caught some leprechauns, does this mean I can keep the pot of gold?



Last year, I came up with the idea to make some Leprechaun Pops.  You can see my old tutorial here

This year I decided to try and give him a little upgrade.  I really like how they turned out.  It was hard to keep the kids away.  They were asking to eat some before I was done.

Using the 30 second method, I melted some green Wilton candy melts.  I applied it with a brush so the green chocolate did not drip all over the stick.


I then twirled the marshmallow against the back of a spoon, to give the chocolate a smooth look





I allowed them to dry in my homemade pop holder and added another marshmallow on the side for the head.   Some of the marshmallows started to slide because of gravity, so I went back and coated the bottoms with more green chocolate.

I dipped 12 mini marshmallows using toothpicks for the hats.  I placed them to dry in one of the styrofoam circles I bought at the dollar store.

I drew on green eyes and a nose with edible markers.  I added a very light coat of pink glitter gel with a toothpick to make the cheeks.  

To make the hair and beard,  I used a tube of Wilton Decorating Icing and the "hair" tip.  It worked well for the first 6-8 pops.  After that the Icing was low in the tube and hard to squeeze out.  I then took off the tip and place it in the microwave for a few seconds and was able to use the rest. If you make more than 12 pops, you will need more than one tube.  

Using small tubes of gel, I added the mouths, buttons and whites of the eyes.  Some of the pops have icing eyebrows, a few have drawn on eyebrows.  I drew them on when the icing was running low.  I also added some green gel after added the mini marshmallow hat to make it look like it had a rim. 



The Pot of Gold  makes a perfect display 

I will be linking up my Leprechaun Marshmallow Pops up at these parties here



10 comments:

  1. I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

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  2. So cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will join us again this week!

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  3. I always love your ideas!! I am featuring you again at Strictly Homemade Tuesday!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. Ha Ha!! These are so stinkin cute! We loved having to join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week. -The Sisters

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  5. oh. my. gosh. Those are TOO fun! What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!!

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  6. This is so awesome! We featured it this week on The Sunday Showcase! http://www.classifiedmom.com/search/label/The%20Sunday%20Showcase

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  7. So cute and perfectly seasonal. I'd love to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  8. These are so fun! My kids will love them! :)

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