A while ago I wanted to test out all of the decorating supplies that James had gotten for me so I set out to make epic rice crispy squares. EPIC!
The decorating part was really more important than the eating part of this project but let’s start at the beginning anyway!
Basic rice crispy ingredients:
Melt the butter in a pot and then stir the marshmallows in on a low heat. You can see they will gradually melt. Keep stirring until it’s a big mush of goo and then add the rice bubbles gradually.
Make sure to work quickly or else it will get too hard to stir.
Pour it out into a greased pan and leave it in the fridge to set. I like to smoosh the top down hard with another pan to get a really clean finish.
Once it’s set, take it out of the pan and cut it into little even cubes.
It can be very difficult to cut though so be carful.
From here I basically decided to turn each square into a little cake. To make a smooth surface I iced each one with buttercream and put it back in the fridge.
While they were cooling off I made the marshmallow fondant. Marshmallow fondant is basically marshmallows and a really large amount of icing sugar!
I microwaved the mashmallows until they melted and then put them in my mixer with a cup of icing sugar.
You pretty much continue adding icing sugar until it starts resembling a dough.
Done! Don’t forget to dust the surface you’re going to use with icing sugar so it doesn’t get all sticky!
I separated it into 4 pieces and added a different flavour to each. I used raspberry, lime, lemon and rose.
For each cube, roll out a piece of the fondant.
And lay it over the cube.
Pinch the sides and press them into nice crisp shapes.
While those cool in the fridge it’s time to make the bigger decorations! Most of the decorations I made were out of sugar gum paste and made using these little press stamps.
All you need to do is press them into rolled out fontant/gum paste/whatever and then shape the leaves a bit more if you like.
I also made piped icing roses. I did a full tutorial on them here.
Now to put it all together, I used royal icing around the edges of each cube and then added a heap of flowers haha!
I also covered them in edible glitter… because… glitter.
They were incredibly sweet and the 35C heat made them quite melty but it was a really fun project to practice my skills on!
They took quite a while to make… so here are a billion photos :D