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R2D2 Marshmallows

Updated on October 26, 2012

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May the Force be with you......

My son is know for asking for some seriously creative birthday cakes. He always has a drawing (or three) ready in case I cannot come up with some supercool ideas on my own.

R2D2 is born!
R2D2 is born!
Start with a campfire sized marshmallow.
Start with a campfire sized marshmallow.
Slice off both sides of one of the marshmallows.
Slice off both sides of one of the marshmallows.
With the sticky side, attach the sliced sides to another whole marshmallow.
With the sticky side, attach the sliced sides to another whole marshmallow.
Cut a third of of the top of another marshmallow.  Round it off with scissors or a knife.  Attach it (sticky side down) to the whole marshmallow.
Cut a third of of the top of another marshmallow. Round it off with scissors or a knife. Attach it (sticky side down) to the whole marshmallow.
Take some food coloring gel (or other edible decorating items) and draw mechanical parts on R2D2.
Take some food coloring gel (or other edible decorating items) and draw mechanical parts on R2D2.
Top view.
Top view.

This year's birthday theme was Star Wars. As you see above, my son gave me several options of what he wanted as a cake. As I laughed at the "options" I was given, I had to figure out something that would make him happy, but not make me crazy.

We love Campfire Marshmallows that we purchase over the summer to roast over a campfire. They are serious fun (that's another story for another time). Anyway, I purchased some the other day at the store on clearance, figuring maybe we can have a campfire in the fireplace over the winter.

As I rooted around in the pantry the other day, I saw them and an idea sparked. One of my son's ideas was to have Star Wars characters on the cake acting out scenes. I thought, I can make a R2D2 out of marshmallows!

So, the idea was born!

Instructions

Here is what I did to make R2D2:

Supplies:

Campfire Marshmallows (or other sized marshmallows)

scissors and knife

food coloring

toothpicks

pictures of R2D2

Instructions:

1. Start out with one whole marshmallow.

2. Take another marshmallow and cut off two sides. Take the sticky part of these sides and adhere them to the sides of the whole marshmallow to make R2's legs.

3. Cut off the top of a marshmallow and round off with scissors to make R2's head. Place (sticky side down) on the top of the body.

4. If parts are not sticking as you would like, use toothpicks inserted into the body to hold it all together, or wet the insides with a tiny bit of water. It will make it stickier. Do not overdo the water - it will just make it messy.

5. Use edible food colorings, gels, sprinkles, etc... to decorate R2D2. I used a book picture as a guide so it would be more accurate.

6. Have fun!

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