Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This morning I'm making 'Rice Krispie Treats' without the Rice Krispies. I'm using MaltoMeal's DinoBites instead. I thought they would be a good choice for making nice cheerful Day of the Dead -type skulls. Lots of fruity flavor, too. I don't have enough molds to do a whole batch at once, so I'm doing half at a time.
DinoBite Treat Skulls
16 ounce bag of marshmallows
a big bag of Dino Bites
about 3 Tablespoons of butter

Melted a little over half of the marshmallows, and 2 Tablespoons butter in the microwave on 30 power for 3 minutes. Stir, then dump in a pan with about 5 cups cereal, mix well. Pushed tightly, with buttered hands into the buttered molds, and now I'm waiting for them to cool so I can make the other half.
For face molds I have a large skull, large demon, large witch, and 2 small skulls. There was enough mixture for one of each.
I found the skull molds at http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/
Good prices, and the folks there are very nice.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Good evening!
Three of the contestants were installed in the yard today. Above is Miss Lascaux from France, and Sonja from Iceland. Below is Sadie The Swamp Lady, from Swampland.
I put the ladies out without their sashes, but started making them today.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bess, the English witch. She has a broom and a cat with a large round head.