i guess summer is officially over.
it's not the weather that tells me so,
it's the "weather" in blog land.
when all the pumpkins and the fall leaves and the HALLOWEEN posts start.
but i haven't even put up my 1st fall post yet!
so i guess i better get started on my christmas posts to start in october and my valentines post to start in december and my easter posts to start in february?!
oh sometimes blogging is stressful...
but what the heck, let's do this!
today i'm gonna show you how to make these guys:
i only made 2, one for each of my kids cuz i was just foolin' around in the kitchen one day, but it would be cool to make a bunch.
with different personalities and faces of course.
anywho, start by grabbing this:
make the cake pop by smooshing the cupcakes and adding just enough icing til it forms a dough. i bought a dozen ready made cupcakes at the grocery and took the frosting off of 6 of them so i could use the new cinnabon yummy kind.
6 mini cupcakes made 2 scarecrows.
check out the queen's directions for cake pop making here if you never made cake pops before.
ok so i got 2 different molds.
yes make them headless horsemen without the horses.
while they are freezing, let's make the decorations.
made with some melted candy bark and a toothpick.
put the upper body part aside for a sec, you surgeon you.
good job calvin klein for making your first pair of pants! trim the top of the skewer off too while you're at it.
now how 'bout some color?
don't try to dip your pants (?!?!) as it will fall off the stick. doing it this way ensures
no falling or breaking pieces.
next grab your small pieces of shredded wheat and attach to the bottom of the pants with candy glue for the feet.
then grab the upper body and stick it thru the skewer on top of the pants.
yeah i said don't forget the scoring part cuz i forgot to mention that part when you make the pants.
dang! making these tutorials isn't always easy, but it's easier when you are actually making them, really.
ok so about the head.
i should've pushed the pants down lower on the skewer in the first place to make room for the head on top of the shirt.
guess i wasn't using my brain at the time so i just candy glued it on and covered it with orange candy just like i did for the pants and shirt. the head did hold for me but if you make these guys, it's smarter to make room to skewer the head on to ensure it stays put.
then before the candy was completely dry, i took a small spatula and iced it to give the pumpkin head some line dimension.
ok next up,
just nuke it at 5 second intervals or just long enough to soften it to make it easier to cut tiny patches.
i nuked mine for 30 seconds which was waaay tooooo long as you see above so the airheads made a psychedelic lava patch in the parchment paper.
at first i was like ugh! but then it actually looked cool.
you can also avoid nuking all together and use starburst fruit chews, colored tootsie rolls,taffy, or whatever else sorta soft candy but airheads are all i had.
(airhead is kinda today's topic if you didn't catch that)
now to finish him off...
ok so now they are all complete!
let's see what these crazy kids are up to...
maybe i should send them to
the Wizard of Oz to ask for a brain...