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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Coffin box.... Treats for the inside

Remember my coffin box?


I finally got around to making some treats to put inside my coffin boxes: Skull shaped marshmallows! Hehehe! I think they turned out super cute! I tried ghosts and bones. They were OK, but the skulls were the winners! I mean, think about it. I hand you a cut gift box shaped like a coffin. You open it and you see these guys smiling back at you. LOL
I put the chocolate facial features on the marshmallows before they cooled so that it would stck. Then I put the marshmallows in powdered sugar to make sure they wouldn't stick to each other.... all in all I think they turned out great! And will look awesome floating in a big mug of hot chocolate or just eating them alone. Have you ever had a fresh marshmallow? Even people who tell me they don't like marshmallows like my fresh marshmallows!
I need to shop around for a better recipe. I've made marshmallows before but not with this recipe. These were WAY more sticky than I've ever had to deal with. Anyway..... Hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!!
**Regarding the recipe. Both recipes that I've tried have come from Martha Stewart. The one I used for the skulls is SUPER SOFT and STICKY and not easy to work with. I literally had to use my fingernails to dig them off the wax paper that was recommended to put the marshmallow on. Instead, next time I will go back to the tried and true recipe I've used the last 5 years (i think) for holiday gifts. Marshmallow Snowflakes was what they were called but I don't bother cutting them with cookie cutters. I just slice them with a knife and throw them into a bowl of powdered sugar (NOT corn starch as is recommended. bleh!) and they turn out fab! I've even put drops of red food coloring and added couple drops of peppermint flavor to the vanilla for a tasty winter treat. Mmmm! **

31 comments:

  1. These are really super cute Jen, Love the Marshmallow skulls. Thanks for sharing.
    Regan

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  2. Hi Jen. This coffin box is awesome. I wanted to make it and put some treats in for my b/f tomorrow. Could you please send me the cut file?

    sarahmichelle023@hotmail.com

    Thank you!

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  3. Jen - that is absolutely fantastic - what a great idea :)

    Kathi

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  4. Jen, Another cute creation!!! Sorry about the file swipers! They ruin it for everyone, but I understand! Not fair to you at all!!! I hadn't visited your blog in a few days and look what happens! : ) Thanks for all you do!!

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  5. Jen
    You made Making Halloween treats easier for me. Thanks again

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  6. What a great idea! I bet your fingers are sticky...lol Martha Stewart had a recipe for Bone Cookies I think will also look great in the coffin. Love your ideas.

    SallyW

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  7. Hi Jen,

    I have missed you and your amazing creativity. I love your marshmallows and the box is adorable. I don't think I have ever had a fresh marshmallow. Sounds yummy...I'll be right over.

    Lois

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  8. You are too funny!

    Terrific marshmallow skulls.

    PJ (Jessie Adams)

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  9. Cute Jen.... neat idea. I like making marshmallows also. I have been visiting and looking at all the files you've created. I didn't try to get one until today and saw that I couldn't then went back to the home page and saw what happened...sorry about the swipers! When I have a chance I'll ask for the file I was interested in...but for now I must scoot. Will keep visiting and looking. Sometimes when I got a file I saw another thing and would comment there and forget to go back and comment at the original sorry if that messed up things..but I would leave a comment where I was at generally. I always would leave a comment. A thank you is always nice. Takes a lot of time to do these in design studio.

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  10. This is a super cool box. You are so appreciated for your Cricut talents you share.

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  11. You MAKE your own marshmallows from scratch?!!! OMG, Jen, you are amazing. The skulls look ghoulishly awesome in your coffin box...what a fun Halloween treat!
    BTW, I recently downloaded your little fry box and have posted the Halloween goodies I made using your cut file on my blog. Thank you again for always sharing!

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  12. love the marshmallows in the box. they do go together well! thanks for all that you share.
    Terri

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  13. OMG! LOL! People think I'm crazy, but you made the boxes, then made homemade marshmallow and decorated them, too! Too funny! What a mom! BTW, they are very cute and if you feel inclined to share the recipe, I may be tempted to give it a try!

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  14. i really like the way you did the marshmallows, they look really cute in the box.
    joanne h

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  15. I love fresh marshmellow in hot chocolate. Your coffin box is awesome and the skulls are fantastic. I don't know where you find the time to do all that you do! Thank you for sharing. Leslie

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  16. The marshmallows are so "scary" - I would love your recipe - you should post it when you get a chance - they made the perfect filler!!

    Laurel

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  17. did you see Emeril's recipe? It looks pretty good! Though i have to say yours looks yummy too! Thanks for all you do!

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  18. hello jen!!! I have followed your different post on the cricut mb forum. And i just found your blog... i was EXCITED!!! yeah!!! so i am browsing your past post. and will like if you don't mind, the cut file to this coffin for next year's project :) thank you!... you are awesome by the way!!!

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  19. Hey Jen! I love this! Would you mind sharing the file and the recipe? I don't want to leave my email on a board so I will PM you.

    Thanks,
    Susan

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  20. This box is great, may I have a copy of the cut file?
    Jsleavitt@aol.com

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  21. Hello Jen,

    A bit late for Halloween, but I would love to have the .cut file for this adorable project.

    dodge.ja@gmail.com

    Blessings, Janet Dodge

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  22. It will be great to get the .cut file from you. So great ideas

    Delia110@aol.com

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  23. This is a very creative idea, the box and marshmallows. Can you share the cut file with me?

    merbear4780@yahoo.com

    Thank you!

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  24. Hi, Jen. The coffins are so cute. Hope you are doing well. I would love the coffin cut file when you get time. We still think about you often. Hope to get a new computer one day so I can do classes. Thanks, Jen.

    Sherry McDaniel

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  25. OMG. I can't believe this. I'm very new to DS and spent ages yesterday trying to change the coffin on Paper Dolls. I have sooo much to learn. I would really appreciate the coffin box cut file. Thank you!!

    mindawhirl@hotmail.com

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  26. I love this coffin box and very cute marshmallows. Will you please send me the cut file for the coffin box??

    Thank you!!!
    kmurdock1005@live.com

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  27. Too cute!! This would be a super addition to our Halloween table at school. Boys love ghoulish things...go figure. May I have the cut file? Thank you in advance. Sharon bigc1946@yahoo.com

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  28. What a great idea! May I please have the cut file?
    RtrGry@netscape.net

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  29. Hi Jen-- please send me the coffin treat box .cut file. I was doing some reseach because I was thinking of doing one and of course you already have it covered.

    Thanks so much
    kathy_orta@yahoo.com
    Hugs!!!!

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  30. very great idea. I would like to try this one
    thanks.
    kamp2500@comcast.net

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