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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 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 black gel and white 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