26 Apr

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes

Why siesta when you can FIESTA! Hola amigos, it’s Alejandra Morin from The Marshmallow Studio, where we create custom marshmallow pops and designs. I’m thrilled to be here to share my very first post as a new guest contributor on HWTM. Today I’m sharing an easy, fun new way to decorate your Cinco de Mayo cupcakes – with marshmallows!

MARSHMALLOW SOMBERORS AND SARAPES

Ending a day full of salty margaritas and chips & salsa with a sweet dessert is a must. Delight your family and friends with these fluffy marshmallow sombrero and sarape toppers on your cupcakes which are sure to make them want to get up and do the Mexican hat dance in joy!

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes

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MARSHMALLOW SOMBRERO & SARAPE TOPPERS – A DIY TUTORIAL

by Alejandra Morin
Makes: 6 Sombreros and 6 Sarapes

INGREDIENTS:

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes

– 12 Frosted cupcakes ( I colored my frosting lime green to resemble margaritas)
– 2 Jumbo white marshmallows
– 6 Regular white marshmallows
– 6 Flat rectangle white marshmallows
– 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
– Cup of water
– Stainless Steel Scissors (preferably two different sizes: 8” and 4”)
– Royal Icing (RI) in Piping Bags with Tips #1, #2 and #3. (frosting – like consistency)
– Soft Gel Paste Colorings to color the Royal Icing. (I used Americolor Very Black, Leaf Green, Super Red, Lemon Yellow, Turquoise, and Mint Green)

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STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR SOMBREROS:

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes

1. Whip up your royal icing, separate it into individual containers to color it, bag it and set it aside

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes 2. Dip scissors in water

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes 3. Cut jumbo marshmallows crosswise in half then again to from 4 thin rounds. These will be for the bottom part of the sombrero

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes 4. Cut sides of regular marshmallows angled in starting from the bottom corner to almost the top center. Will form cone-like shapes. These will be for the top of the sombrero

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes 5. Spread a little cornstarch with finger tips on all sticky sides of the marshmallows until they feel smooth and dry

6. Pipe plenty of white RI on bottom surface of regular marshmallows and place on top of thin round jumbo marshmallows to form sombreros

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes 7. Decorate sombreros with royal icing as you wish. Pictured suggestion using tip #2.

8. Let dry for 1 hour before handing

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STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR SARAPE:

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes

1. Dip tip of small scissors in water

2. Cut little slits all along shorter edges of the rectangle marshmallows to create ruffles for the ends of the sarape

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes 3. Pipe vertical lines using all RI colors with tips #2 or #3 leaving the cut sides plain

4. Using black RI with tip #1 pipe a zigzag pattern connecting the last piped line and the cut marshmallow edge to look like stitching

5. Let dry for 1 hour before handling

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EXTRAS:

If you’re like me and you always have to go that extra step, you can make a little Mexican Flag too using a flat rectangle marshmallow and the RI colors you already have. Insert a long toothpick through the center of the bottom left and display with your cupcakes.

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes

DIY Tutorial: Marshmallow Sombreros & Sarapes

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12Comments

1
Mariana SAYS:

Amazing stuff! my only complain. it’s spelled sarape and not serape… :D

Reply April 26, 2012 at 10:05 am

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Christine SAYS:

LOVE this! Thank you so much for sharing your talents, these are so cute!

Reply April 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

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Kelly SAYS:

These are seriously so ADORABLE! Thanks, Alejandra!

Reply April 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm

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Alejandra Morin {The Marshmallow Studio} SAYS:

Ecstatic to join the HWTM team and share my marshmallow creations with you all. Thank you for your sweet comments and hope you enjoy making these fun Cinco de Mayo marshmallows :)

Reply April 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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tonyablackstone-coleman SAYS:

LOVE that you are sharing your talent with us all! Thanks!!!

Reply April 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm

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Lisa M. SAYS:

These are so cute!!!!

Reply April 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm

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Windy City Novelties SAYS:

I love all the fine details on the marshmallows. Definitely going to have to take a lot of patience and a steady hand!

Reply April 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

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Araceli Falcon SAYS:

Very nice and creative =).

Reply June 18, 2012 at 8:31 pm

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Dora Gonzalez Moreno SAYS:

Cute! But where do you get the flat rectangle marshmallows?

Reply July 13, 2012 at 5:35 am

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Melissa SAYS:

How far in advance can Imake these marshmallow toppers if I wanted to use them for a Saturday party? What’s the best way to store them especially in a house without a/c in the dead of summer? Will they keep in the fridge?

Reply June 3, 2013 at 9:35 pm

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Fay Cardiff SAYS:

Very interesting would like to see your cup and saucer marshmallow

Reply August 3, 2013 at 4:28 pm

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elaine SAYS:

what did you use on the rim of the margarits glasses. i luv this theme. thinking of using it for my dad’s 90th birthday since he has been a mexican hat dancer for at least 60 yrs

Reply September 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm

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