Whoo Hoo! Autumn is officially here!!!
Yippee! I would be doing handsprings if I had the body of a 12 year old!
But since that isn't the case, I am celebrating the start of my favorite season with an
Edible Punkin Patch!
First You will want to start off by making a batch of Rice Krispies Treats.
Now you can just use the original recipe or try my take on a Butter Pecan Krispies Bar
that I drizzled with Butterscotch Glaze to resemble Hay Bales.
Recipe is on the CakesDuSoleil blog
Once you have your "hay bales" made, reserve some of the butterscotch glaze in a piping bag
for your Scarecrows and Indian corn.
Roll out a red and blue ball the size of a large gumball
and a white and gold ball the size of a small gumball.
Keep covered in an airtight container as you work.
Roll out the blue into a cord about 3- 3-1/2" long
Cut in half to make legs- and make an indention on one end of each leg.
Place on the edge of a clean styrofoam surface. I let this one dry out too much
while taking pics. But for a scarecrow, I liked the tear in the knee of the pant, so
I didn't redo it. If your marzipan dries too quickly, knead in a very small amount
of vegetable shortening to restore.
Flatten the red ball and create a T shaped piece (as shown above)
Using the back side of a knife, make indentions for the "shirt".
Divide the gold ball in half. Press one half with your finger to make a
straw hat brim.
Flatten the other gold ball slightly for the top of the hat. Brush the bottom of the
hat with a brush dampened with water and secure to the brim.
Take the white ball and make into a square. With Edible pens, draw
a face on one side
Using the butterscotch glaze ( You could also use buttercream if you choose)
pipe "straw" on the bottom of trousers. Pipe "straw " on the arms of the red shirt.
Secure the shirt to the trousers with piped "straw" and the head to the shirt in the same
manner. Pipe more straw around the head and place the hat on top.
You can make these ahead of time and place on your "hay bales"
Or build them on the "hay bale" as you go.
Butterscotch Glaze or Gold Buttercream
For the Indian corn, Pipe the glaze in a V shape over candy corn as shown above.
Then continue to pipe lines around the outside of the V to create the corn shucks.
Punkin Patch Sign
small amount of white gumpaste
gum glue ( 1/4 tsp Tylose mixed with hot water )
Snap off about 3/4" on one end of Popsicle stick
Roll out gumpaste very thin and cut into a 1x2" rectangle
Cut another smaller strip of gumpaste about 1/2x1"
Brush the stick with a bit of gum glue and place face down on gumpaste
Brush the small strip of gumpaste with gum glue and place over
popsicle stick and gumpaste, as shown above.
Allow to dry completely face down.
When dry, write your wording with an edible marker.
Find a pretty plate and stack the Rice Krispies Hay bales.
Place your scarecrows, securing if needed with a bit of butterscotch glaze.
Continue to embellish with Indian corn, Mellowcreme Pumpkins
So Cute and a great way to start off the holidays.
Happy Autumn !!
Tutorial and Photography by Jacque Benson 2010 all rights reserved
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