Congratulations to Kim and Hong of The Ravenous Couple, who tied the knot on July 31st, 2011! We were happy to be able to help contribute to their pop themed dessert table and of course we couldn’t wait to sink our teeth into the other treats on the table: brownie pops & cream puffs by Pinoy Panda, cake pops, sesame ball pops, candy and mini cupcakes by Gastrophoria! It was quite the dessert spread!
This was my pops’ first wedding debut and I knew I wanted to take it up a notch. What I usually do is dip half the marshmallow into chocolate, add sprinkles and then topped with a candy piece to mimic a cupcake. It’s super easy to make, adorable for baby/bridal showers and make cute favors. I wanted to create a marshmallow pop that resembled a tiered wedding cake, but I didn’t actually decide to try it out the idea until the night before the wedding… you know around midnight. That’s just how I roll. Derrick and I stayed up to 2:30am working on these babies. I’m really not sure why I’m addicted to being in my kitchen in the wee hours in the morning. I guess there’s just never enough hours in the day and I end up sacrificing sleep. Losing a little sleep was no big deal since we wanted to make something extra special for this amazing couple. They’re the warmest set of people you’ll ever meet… they’re genuine, smart, great cooks and such wonderful friends. So here’s to Kim & Hong – wishing you two a lifetime of happiness and love! xoxo! Oh, and we’ll be patiently waiting for you to add some Ravenous babies to the mix. Hmm… The Ravenous Family… I like it!
Wedding Marshmallow Pops:
sanding sugar or sprinkles
using scissors, cut the large marshmallow in half
place the miniature marshmallow in the center of the sticky side of the cut large marshmallow
insert lollipop stick through the bottom of the marshmallow “cake”
heat candy melts or chocolate according to package directions in a coffee mug (the ceramic helps retain the heat)
using a small offset spatula, “frost” the marshmallow with a thin layer of candy melts/chocolate
decorate with sanding sugar and insert the lollipop stick in a foam block to allow the chocolate to set
apply a tiny dab of candy melt to the heart sprinkle and attach to the top of the “cake”
It takes a little more time compared to the “cupcake” marshmallow pops – but they’re worth it!
We had such a fun time with Cathy (Gastronomy Blog & my partner in the Panda Express Wok Star Challenge – Go Team!), Vern (Stellar Recipes), Tsz (Gastrophoria), Remil (Pinoy Panda), Bao (Triple Scoop Desserts) and his wife, Krissy & Daniel (The Food Addicts), Wes (Two Hungry Pandas) and Danny (Kung Fu Panda). I never would have guessed that starting a food blog roughly a year and a half ago would change our lives so much. I really enjoy the interactions with readers, reading comments, answering questions and admiring the photos of your kitchen creations. It’s been such a fun and rewarding experience. I am also so happy and grateful to be given the opportunity to meet so many people along the way. We have built friendships around eating and cooking. It’s amazing how food really does tie people together. We want to thank you for coming by and reading our blog… and letting us be a part of your lives. It means so much to us.