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how to draw on food: s’mores on self-reflective jumbo marshmallows


I have been hunting for these jumbo marshmallows (just think of the canvas!) that seem to be so abundant in every other supermarket in the world but those in the Washington DC area. I had little luck until I wandered down the seasonal aisle. Of course! Jumbo marshmallows for s’mores! It’s summer! And they are even called “Campfire Marshmallows.” Silly me. So these jumbo marshmallows have a story to tell, namely, how to make s’mores. That’s right. Lest ye forget, the s’mores recipe is right there on the marshmallow.


how to draw a s’mores recipe

you will need:
jumbo marshmallows
edible markers*
sticks or skewers

*Some good brands of markers are: Americolor Gourmet Writers and FooDoodler, both the fine and thick line. You will need: black, orange, yellow and two shades of brown (most sets only come with one brown, so you will need two sets of different markers). See my food coloring pen review HERE and for tips on finding supplies, click HERE.


TIP: The instructions show you how to draw each part of the equation, but to let the markers dry a bit before layering with another color, I outline the graham cracker, chocolate, fire and final s’mores with black after completing the rest of the equation.


1. for graham cracker, make a square with the lighter brown
2. outline it in black, draw a broken line down the center, and add dots
1. for chocolate, make a rectangle with the darker brown
2. outline it in black, draw squares on top
1. for the fire, draw the logs with the lighter brown (a sort of thick, sideways “X”)
2. outline two tear drop shapes with a thick, orange line
3. fill the tear drops with yellow
4. outline with black1. for the final s’mores, draw a sort of skewed diamond with the lighter brown and fill
2. underneath, draw a thick line with the darker brown
3. draw a blob shape under that with the black
4. fill around the blob shape to make a backwards “L” shape with the lighter brown
5. outline everything with black, and remember the dots and line on top of the graham cracker

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16 Comments

  1. Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Cute :)

    I just love your blog…thank you for making the directions so detailed!

  2. Sarah-Lyn
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Best, Blog, EVER!

    SL ;)
    ibakecupcakes.com

  3. Kristan
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    What a cute idea!! Very creative.

  4. Jenni @ Project Cookie 365
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    So cute! I want you to come to my house and draw on random foods. Wouldn't it be an awesome surprise to go to make a sandwich, and find a drawing on the bread? Or tortilla shells. Fruit maybe?

    Yeeaaahh… that would be awesome!

  5. BellaLovesPink
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    These are super cute! Funnily, in AZ, s'mores would probably melt together just from the heat alone!

    Oh, and I've found the jumbo marshmallows at our local hispanic markets – they're like 3.5"x3.5"…HUGE!

  6. Alexis
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    My kids would love this…I can't draw but I am going to give it a try. LOVE your ideas!

  7. Pink Martini
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    So cute! How fun would these be in individual packages with the ingredients to make s'mores for guests at a beach party? I'm doing it! :)

  8. Sue Sparks
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    This is great…the whole "how-to' on one marshmallow! Love it!

  9. Jackie & Mike
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    I love these little tutorials and step by step drawings, you make it so easy.

  10. Jackie & Mike
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    I love these little tutorials and step by step drawings, you make it so easy.

  11. Jackie & Mike
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    I love these little tutorials and step by step drawings, you make it so easy.

  12. Jackie & Mike
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    I love these little tutorials and step by step drawings, you make it so easy.

  13. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    You rock….that's all.

  14. Emily
    Posted July 19, 2010 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    Hi Meaghan! I love all of your drawings! We're a bunch of s'more fanatics so I know my family would get a kick out of these. I'll have to look for those campfire marshmallows – I didn't know there was such a thing.

  15. Anonymous
    Posted August 15, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Meaghan, your 'smores are just the cutest! I featured your chiccookiekits blog post (2010/07/how-to-draw-on-food-smores-on-self) with a link on my blog: http://bit.ly/9dWTBO and twitter http://bit.ly/d6AjqP. I follow you on Twitter and can't wait to try writing on food following your instructions! Such fun!!!

  16. canvas picture
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely post, these look great and can't wait to try these.

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