Christmas is such a magical time of the year for me. It’s always been my favorite holiday but now that I have kids, it’s become even more special.
Growing up (and still now), my mom would go all out with decorations for the house. She collects Santas! She used spend a great amount of time in the kitchen making a decadent Christmas feast and several desserts. There’s nothing like my ma’s cookin’.
The past three years I’ve made gingerbread houses for my JET-PUFFED Marshmallows projects, this year I wanted to make something different. I wanted to make a Santa Clause. However, you know I couldn’t just make a regular plain Santa…. I made a silly one. You know, the kind that’s too fat to fit down the chimney!
My Santa project has a little bit of a story line to go with him –
Turns out he was getting ready to drop off presents when he suddenly got tangled on Christmas lights and fell down the chimney. His belly saved him though, he was stuck!
I was lucky enough to have partnered up with FloraCraft and Chef Rubber to have my vision come to life. This year’s JET-PUFFED Marshmallow project was going to be awesome!!
The belt is made from black marshmallow fondant. The buckle is also made from marshmallow fondant and painted with gold colored cocoa butter
His shoes are simply JET-PUFFED Jumbo Marshmallows covered in black marshmallow fondant. The fluffy white trip on Santa’s suit is white royal icing,
The Christmas lights strand is black royal icing and the bulbs are marshmallow fondant cutouts. I didn’t have a light bulb mini cookie cutter so I used an Easter egg cutter that worked perfectly.
This was were it got tricky for me… the presents!
I’ve worked with marshmallow fondant several times in the past but I must say, I am no expert. There are many techniques that I still don’t know and my work shows it.
I used red, green, white and blue marshmallow fondant to wrap each present.
Some had tiny little tags!
Some had decorative bows which I handmade!
And some had embossed wrapping,,, that’s how fancy I got!
I added final touches around the base of the cake.
May your holidays be filled with lots of LOVE, delicious FOOD & SWEETS, and beautiful memories with your loved ones.
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!
Disclosure: This is a review post for Chef Rubber and FloraCraft products that were provided to me at no cost in order for me to create this marshmallow showpiece. I was not financially compensated and all opinions are genuine and my own. I only endorse and use products that I use, absolutely love and believe in.