OK, this does not look great but wait until you see what happened to these Taste of Home’s Frankenstein Marshmallows. I seem to be having more Halloween foodie disasters this year than successes which sucks!
You were supposed to lightly coat the marshmallows with corn syrup and roll the sides in green sprinkles. Was this ever messy! My hands got coated with the sprinkles and were dyed for days. Also, the sprinkles did not thoroughly coat the marshmallows.
So I decided to put them on a toothpick, roll them around in the corn syrup and then the green sprinkles to coat the sides. This worked much better. At first…
Then you were supposed to dip the tops in black sprinkles. The top got kind of coated but the sides? No way. I had to roll them around and they still did not stick. Far from what the photo says they should look like.
It was time to work on the face. You were supposed to attach the eyes of baking bits with a small amount of frosting. No other directions than that. So I dipped a toothpick in frosting, put it on the underside of the candy and attached it to the face.
Looked like crap! You were supposed to also attach bolts to the sides of the head but they would not go in until I used a toothpick to skewer the sides first. It said to pipe frosting on the mouth but at this point, I just used the gel, which was a bad idea.
The gel mouth not only disappeared, the decorative gel quickly fell off the eyeballs. All that corn syrup resulted in the green sprinkles eventually ooing and gooing down the sides of the heads. Ugh!
Now I am not entirely new to decorating marshmallows. I love these little witches I made two years ago. I am not the most adept person at decorating but I am also not the worst.
What a disappointment! It drives me crazy when a recipe looks deceptively easy and then ends up being a pain in the butt. These were not tasty either so do not waste your time. I am not going to bother rating this “recipe.” Just don’t make them.
I will be posting Halloween foodie successes soon! Thankfully I recently started having some spooky luck in my kitchen which is a good thing. I was close to throwing in the Halloween towel!
Debra She Who Seeks says
Bring the torches and pitchforks, LOL! Actually, poor old Frank is kind of cute in his own way. But you’re right — those deceptively “simple” recipes are evil. I bet they did not create their perfect marshmallows using those methods. I’m thinking they used a glue gun or something.
They look pretty darn cute and sparkly from this side of the screen 🙂 Sucks that they were so frustrating. I guess when you’re dealing with teeny, tiny little eyes and mouths the tediousness of it all can definitely get the better of you. I wouldn’t even attempt these because I know I wouldn’t have near the patience required so kudos to you!
Frankie’s blue eyes are so mesmerizing in the last photo, I think I have a marshmallow crush LOL!
i still think it looks adorable :D, a perfect looking franketnstein would actually look scary :O
I fell off my chair laughing. Noted. I will not attempt.
Suzie Ridler says
Debra, I wondered the same thing. I think they obviously used other tools and materials to get theirs to look that way.
Glad you all ended up liking dear Frank. I did my best! and he is kind of adorable in his own sad way.
Marie, happy to entertain! Live and learn, that is what my blog is all about.