But when I got ahead of myself and attempted to create a cheater-version of her impressive chocolate-dipped marshmallow caramel escargot, I had what I like to call a ‘snail fail’. Big time:
If only I had followed her instructions the FIRST time, this wouldn’t have happened. (But it was worth it for the pic right?)
Anyways, like I promised, I gave it another shot!! Don’t be intimidated by the fact that you need to make your own homemade marshmallow for this recipe- it is SOOOO easy!!
I’ve only ever used Martha Stewart’s recipe but Melissa’s tutorial is a lot more clear (and entertaining!) than Ms. S’s is.
The first time I made my own marshmallows was a couple of years ago when a friend’s kiddo was having a Birthday party at a campsite. He loved firetrucks and campfires, so I thought the perfect present would be some marshmallow firetrucks to roast over the fire! Check out these cute marshmallows:
Pardon the horrible photo that was taken with a laptop webcam. I am so happy I finally own a camera!
SO! I got to work on my second attempt at caramel escargot.
I followed her directions EXACTLY… I even did this:
I’m good at following rules when I want to, which is rare.
My 4 year old son, Spiderman, even got in on the snaily action!
Oh good, he color-coded them:
Well, enough stalling, are you ready to see my finished product?!?!
Here is the beginning of my delectable army of mollusks:
I can’t believe how many snails this made! Here is just 1/4 of the ones I did (and I halved the recipe!)
But the REAL question is: Do babies like them?
Actually, that’s the dumbest question ever, but I just want an excuse to show off a pic of my toddler eating one:
“Tastes nothing like the usual garden snails I enjoy on my morning walks!”
Thanks again to Buttercream Couture for her amazing tutorial and all her other inspiring ideas! She makes impressive sweets attainable to even non-bakers like me! She takes out all the pretentious language and isn’t trying to make herself feel important by sounding fancy shmancy.
Well, I have a few kiddos I need to stop neglecting, so I should
Have fun arming your own mollusk military!