Salute to Dinosaurs

The movie "Jurassic World" is opening this weekend so my girls challenged me to create a blog about Dinosaurs.  Challenge accepted!

I went to work with my Cricut and the Create a Critter cartridge and put together this "Centerpiece".  In order to stand, the dinosaurs, palm trees and nest have small tabs glued to each side of each of them and to the foam board disk which makes up the base of the piece.  Don't Mr. and Mrs. Dinosaur look excited about the arrival of their little one?  

I then made some sugar cookies with some dinosaur cutters from Wilton.  Years ago I purchased a set of 101 cookie cutters and I never imagined that I would ever use the dinosaurs!  

The cookies are covered in a marshmallow fondant using a recipe I found online and adapted quite a while ago.  


1 Cup Miniature Marshmallows

1 Tablespoon Water
1-2 Cups Powdered Sugar

Microwave marshmallows and water in a microwave safe container for 30 seconds.  Stir.  If marshmallows are not totally melted, return to the microwave as needed in 10 second increments.  If desired, add food coloring and/or flavor (vanilla, peppermint, almond) now.  Add ½ cup powdered sugar, stir, add more sugar, stir, continue until reaching non-sticky play dough consistency.  Roll out thinly on surface covered with powdered sugar to avoid sticking and cut with desired cookie cutter.  Apply immediately to cookies fresh out of the oven.  This fondant is great for covering cookies, but is too soft to make complicated flowers or sculpt figures. 

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I have decided to post on Sunday and Wednesdays with possible "special posts" on other occasions in the future.  I hope that you will stop by again! 


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