Even Chiara is enjoying all the company. She is so comfortable with everyone... which really surprises me cause normally she is quite a clingy baby. Guess the high octave voices remind her of her mama :)
To welcome the family, I baked a chocolate cake and tried my hand at decorating with fondant for the first time. I've been wanting to try this for a while now, but I haven't been able to find ready made fondant. So, when I spotted mini white marshmallows during a recent trip to Carrefour, I was thrilled!
After watching numerous videos on youtube on 'how to make marshmallow fondant', I popped the marshmallows in the microwave... only to have a horrible, gooey, sticky mess on my hands! I was tempted to throw the entire mush in the bin... but I persisted and viola! The trick is to really grease your hands and your work space before you begin.
The design was impromtu. I didn't have cookie cutters, so used Chiara's blocks for cutting out the stars! Working with fondant is really easy... it is almost like playdough and oodles of fun :)
Click here for a simple Marshmallow Fondant Recipe.