"somewhere over the rainbow..."
well that seems like an appropriate song for
this time of year right?
our weather lately has been down right G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.
it just makes you throw your arms in the air
like maria on sound of music and
ok that was dramatic.
anyway, with all the cool weather &
bright sunshine days we've been having
around these parts,
it's hard to find a rainbow in the sky
with no rain around.
so i made some.
with happy smiling clouds.
make some too, like this:
i used a pie pastry mat and placed some
parchment paper over it.
i got the idea first when i saw these
you could use regular marshmallows cut up
like clouds or even mini ones bunched together if you can't find these at marshall's like i did.
i placed them like so
so i could get an idea of how big i wanted
my rainbows to be and how the clouds would fit.
i used the 12 inch circle pattern.
if you don't have a pastry mat,
you can always draw a 12 inch circle
(or whatever size you want)
on the back of the parchment paper as a guide too.
next step is to gather your rainbow colors.
make a light bluish one too.
then pipe the light bluish candy as shown below, spreading it to cover the
width of your 12 inch circle.
this will serve as the base of your bark
and won't be seen on the front,
so no worries about it being perfect.
then pipe on the rainbow.
but do it better than me cuz
candy melts are at times difficult to maneuver,
not to mention that i am a P.P.
...aka Pathetic Piper.
next up, candy glue your clouds.
then cut in between the clouds as shown:
so you 'll get a cloud on
each side of the 6 rainbows you cut.
but ya gotta make 'em happy of course
with the help of candy eyes and food markers.
oh look there's not a cloud in the sky.
but rather, there are tons of them.
and they're all happy smiling faces.
now that's my kinda weather.