Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is upon us, and heart-shaped treats are a must! As for me, I've started my externship (very much like an internship but it comes at the end of the program) and will be working all day, decorating and boxing cupcakes for people to bring home to their sweethearts. Oh, the glamour of it all!

We learned to make homemade marshmallows in class a couple weeks ago. I have been meaning to post the recipe, but it's all in weighed in grams - which is a pain in the tush. Instead, here's a great post on another blog (with pictures!) that shows you how to make your own marshmallows. One thing I would do differently - if you're going to dip them in chocolate, don't coat your pan in confectioner's sugar & cornstarch. It makes it hard for the chocolate to adhere. Instead, spray your pan with cooking spray. Also, no worries if you don't have vanilla paste. Just add vanilla extract once you take the pan off the heat.

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