Monday, December 3, 2012

marshmallow santa candy canes

have you guys ever seen these?
i remember making this when i was little, waaaaay back in the caveman days. 
sigh.

anywho, 
they were my inspiration for this next treat.

only i couldn't figure out how to do the antlers without making it so complicated so i resorted to making this guy instead:
i think you are all familiar with him right?

let's make skinny santa!
:)
you'll need candy canes of course, along with red candy melt and toothpicks.

also,
step one.

yeah, i tried it this way.
and it was a pain!
only cuz it was an extra step.

but i had to show this to you to give you another option cuz pushing the marshmallows through the candy cane is the hardest part of making this guy. sometimes, if you aren't gentle, the marshmallow will break. 
so go real eeeeeeaaaaaasy ok?
but as you will see after the finished project, you get the same results.

ok so where were we?
oh yeah.
step two.
lay the cane down on a piece of wax paper.

step three.
step four.
oops! make that a red ball sprinkle, not a sixlet.

anyway,step five.
step six.
ta da you are done!

can i see the finished santa again?
oh you look so darn fluffy even if you're skinny.
is that possible?

but wait, did you say something?
well, ok. 
i guess that's what all bloggers must do.

go pose over there by that pretty paper.
NO NO NO!
 you look too stiff and lonely. 
go take a break and relax for a sec while i figure out some lighting.
let's get some of your buddies and do a group shot.
NO NO NO!
why can't you guys stand still?
quit yer ho ho ho-in' and foolin' around!

now just stand still a sec for this next pic.
NO NO NO!
eyes people, eyes!

i need to have contact with your eyes so our readers can "feel" your cuteness!
Ooooo!
this just may work.

i  shoulda known you santas would be best by the christmas tree.

duh on me!
ok santas. 
it's a wrap!
so maybe can you santas get together and discuss my christmas wish list for a better camera?

thank you so much.





28 comments:

  1. OMG these are ssssooooo cute....and not too difficult! I think I just may be making some this holiday season! Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Marilyn! you are cracking me up! i love your enthusiastic comments :) hope you get to make these-there's no cooking involved-yahoo!

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  2. So cute! I've never seen this before!

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    1. i think it's cuz it was lodged in my brain, waiting for the right time to come out. i think you know what i mean Sue (wink) heehee

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  3. What a great idea! Love the photo shoot!

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    1. thank you so much Feral Turtle! those santas love to party when they get together :>D

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  4. These are so sweet! (pun intended) We are have a Hot Chocolate Party soon and this would be a great add-in!
    Thanks for linking to Mom's Library.
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

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    1. oh that's wonderful Julie! peppermint candy canes would be ideal-we used the sweet tart rainbow ones which wouldn't be that great for hot chocolate! LOL but my son picked the rainbow ones cuz he likes the taste better so i went with it :)

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  5. What a fun blog you have! We would like to invite you to a blog hop! We are co-hosting with Adorned From Above. We would love to have you link up. The party is live and will run through Sunday. You can link up at thebusybhive.blogspot.com
    Hope to see you there!
    Thanks
    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee's

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    1. hey thanks so very much Joye & Myrna! i'll head over to your place now :)

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  6. I totally remember these from when I was a kid, I think we made reindeer ones, with pipe cleaner antlers and googly eyes! These are so fun, thanks for the memories!

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    1. yes Michelle! you are absolutely right! i never wanted to pry the eyes or antlers off cuz it looked so cute and so the candy cane never got eaten! LOL

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  7. Those are so cute! I never made these as a kid, but I think I will have to make them as an adult! Thanks for sharing on the We Made That Linky!

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    1. oh, you are like TOTALLY sweet, We Made That! i do hope you make these silly canes :)

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  8. Aaaand another cute idea that is also being featured tomorrow!

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

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    1. AAAAAAAAAKKKKKKK! holy cow you're killing me with kindness!!
      THANK YOU SUMO! XOXOXO

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  9. Those are hilarious! Love them! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. i keep thinking they look like cartoons whenever i see them! LOL thanks Diana!

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  10. Those are sooo cute! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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    1. you are soooo nice Rita! thank YOU :)

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    1. heehee thanks for putting the BIG smile on my face Erin!

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  12. These are adorable. I just bought some red candy melts. I am making these for stocking stuffers. Just pinned!

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    1. oh Vicky!!! when i get a comment like yours where someone actually makes my crazy stuff, why, that's what keeps me going :) thank YOU!

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  13. Had to come over for my weekly dose of laughter! Those Santa's are real hams. ;)
    Cute, cute, cute!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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    1. it's the lack of sleep that causes my silliness! no wonder me & the santas get along! haha i really love all your comments Christina, and of course your party too!

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  14. haha Lisa, LOVE these!! At first I thought you were making rainbows on clouds.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up this evening!

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    1. rainbows on clouds? Hey! i just went back and it sure does look that way don't it? you just made another food craft! yay for you Christine! :)

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