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how to draw on food: raining jelly beans

I haven’t done a “how to draw on food” post in awhile, though these are so easy to draw, hardly merits a how-to. Those are supposed to be jelly beans raining on a bunny, by the way. Not sure if that’s clear.

I skewered the marshmallows on a long lollipop stick, found at the craft store (grease the stick with Crisco first, makes things much easier). At the craft store, I also found clear cello bags meant for dipped pretzels that fit perfectly for marshmallow kabobs. To make favors, just slide one over the lot and tie with ribbon at the base.

For edible writers, I suggest the Americolor Gourmet Writers, the FooDoodler Fine Line set of 10, or the KopyKake set of ten. Here I used the Americolor writers for all the jelly beans except the lime green one (that’s KopyKake) and I used the black FooDoodler to outline everything.

how to draw raining jelly beans
1. for each jelly bean, draw and fill a bean shape with any color, and let the color set 10 minutes
2. outline the jelly bean with black and add a highlight

3. draw two bunny ears
4. draw a semi circle
5. draw two dots for eyes and fill the ears with pink

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    Posted April 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    This almost looks easy for this beginner baker.

  2. Etta
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Lovely!! :-)

  3. Holly
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    This is so great!!! My friend is having a spring B-day party this weekend and these would make great party favors!

  4. egbkid
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    So cute! I have never seen food writers around here, but there are no stores focused solely on baking supplies. I will have to check out Michael's.

  5. elcuadernodeideas
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    He disfrutado mucho dándome un paseito entre dulces y colores. Muy divertido este post. Felicidades por tu trabajo.

  6. Marta y Cris
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Muchas gracias por esta entrada, me ha encantado y me ha dado muchas ideas. Un besote (Marta)

  7. paddle attachment
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Very cute and simple, right? (:

  8. Trish - Sweetology101
    Posted April 8, 2011 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    SO. CUTE. I. MAY. FALL. OVER. FNF at it again (that is fastnfancy) That is my new name for you.

  9. CraftCrave
    Posted April 8, 2011 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cooking category today [08 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  10. Sarah-Jane -
    Posted April 8, 2011 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    looks fun – my little boy would love these !

  11. Funkytime
    Posted April 8, 2011 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    what a cute idea!

  12. Sue
    Posted April 8, 2011 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    This is so cute! I wish it really did rain jelly beans:)

  13. Julie
    Posted April 9, 2011 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    such a cute idea – love it!

  14. cakewhiz
    Posted April 10, 2011 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    This is too cute for words! :)

  15. Amanda
    Posted April 12, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Very cute!

    Thank you for the suggestions on writers. The only ones I have been able to find in my area are Wilton's and they don't exactly make me happy. I'll look for the other brands online.

  16. Rachel at Sun Scholars
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    That is too cute!!! What a fun idea!

    I would love to have you share this at my For the Kids Link Party! Stop by and join in on the fun!!

  17. ThePoeFam
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    I made these for my 4 year old's playgroup and they were such a hit! :) Thank you for the darling idea!!!

  18. Joan
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 3:50 am | Permalink

    hi i'm ur new follower via bird's party blog-u can find me at

  19. Chic Cookies
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Welcome Joan!! Thanks for following, I'll go check out the posts :)

  20. Kristen
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    Oh my goodness, these are so cute! What a GREAT idea.

  21. breanna
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    I am SO IMPRESSED!! I've featured you here:

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