Monday, January 25, 2010

We Made Cupcakes (and Marshmallows)

My BGOTN business partner Carol, and I continually fantasize about having a food booth at the State Fair. Deep down, we know we don't have the energy or the inclination to really do this, but that doesn't keep us from dreaming up the perfect fair food.

We had been discussing cupcakes baked in ice cream cones for several months now. It's perfect for the fair, no? It does not require utensils and it can be eaten with one hand. The other day, I went to her house for a day in the kitchen. We experimented with this concept. The cupcakes were easy enough to bake. While we did not decorate them, we knew this would be vital to their success. They tasted fine when just cooled.

The experiment had to go further, however. How would these things taste after they sat for a few hours? The answer is: disgusting. The cone part absorbs quite a bit of moisture from the cupcake and becomes, well, beyond soggy. Again, disgusting.

We also made marshmallows -- 2 different recipes. These were absolutely delicious and have kept quite well, even after several days. How about 3 of these on a skewer -- marsh-kabobs anyone? These too can be eaten with one hand and do not require any utensils.

Carol of course made me the most delicious lunch: a Tuscan tart. That's really the best reason to spend the day at Carol's. She's absolutely the best cook I know. (Patty - I'm sure your cooking is on par with Carol's, but since I have not tasted it, Carol has to get The Gold!)


Pricilla said...

You are too funny!

I will tell you that homemade marshmallows will keep very well in ziplocs. I have kept mine for a week. Well, almost. I just eat them too fast.

You could dip the marshmallows in chocolate you know....and sprinkles. Everyone loves sprinkles. Or are they jimmies up there?

The Jewelry Box said...

That's too bad about the cupcake idea, but the marshmallows sound yummy! :)