I am an advocate of playing with your food! I don't care if you are making your mash potato and sausages into a fort, or spelling out naughty words with your alphabet spaghetti...it is all wonderful in my books!
Here is a playful food project with a sweet twist.
I have been looking forward to sharing these with you. They not only look adorable, but they also taste delish! I emptied a bunch of sweets into bowls and just cracked on with having some sweet fun.
Made from mini pretzels*, a brown Smartie, and icing sugar (in tubes, for decorating).
I stuck the Smartie on with a dab of icing sugar. The eyes and red nose were also from icing sugar.
Red and white icing sugar on pretzels.
I dusted over icing sugar powder to look a little like snow.
Yellow Smartie and green, yellow & black icing sugar.
I tried adding other coloured icing sugar to look like tinsel. It made them taste fab, but they looked messy. To make them easier to eat, I didn't stick them together.
*My pretzels came from a shop that rhymes with BAZ-DA :) They came in mini packs.
If this isn't a good enough excuse to play with your food, then I don't know what it! :)
I would love to see what you create, be it pretzel characters or mash potato forts. Post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest and tag Mayinspire in!