The Video Experiment: party marshmallows for New Year’s Eve

As if my inexperience with photography wasn’t enough, I’ve decided to take on video. “Take on video” by propping my camera on a box and pressing the video button. Then fiddling with the free software on my computer. So forgive the quality (or rather, lack thereof). Pretend I’m speaking louder in that second part.

I started with something super-easy: My sparkly marshmallow pops dressed up for New Year’s with some curling ribbon. If I improve my video skills I’ll try something a little more tricky.

The videos will all demonstrate techniques covered in my new book, Sugarlicious. Which by the way, you can preorder HERE. Just in case you haven’t preordered it yet. And the best part? I’m going to attempt to keep them under 2 minutes. Why? Because I know what it’s like to be swamped and have little patience for long videos. So here’s your first 1 minute and 42 seconds (I don’t know why the screen is black, but it should work, if not, you can watch HERE at YouTube):


You can also watch at You Tube HERE.

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  1. sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more says

    Great idea! And I am proud of you and your video, I would not even be able to do that LOL.

  2. Linda - Bengtssons Baksida says

    What a good turtorial! Looking forward for more :-) I could only watch it on youtube, so keep posting them there aswell ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. romaseba says

    Lol it looks as if it's complicated to make on the picture but when you watch the video it it's just like… I SEE THE LIGHT ๐Ÿ˜› XX

  4. the decorated cookie says

    Thank you all so much! Beagoodmom, hopefully you'll come back here since I couldn't find an email for you… While marshmallows dry out pretty quickly in open air, the sprinkles and water form a sort of coating that makes them last a bit longer. Ideally you'd make these the morning before serving, but you can make them the day before too, but for added security, after they dry an hour or two, I'd lay them in a big tupperware container lined with parchment paper.

  5. Pamela says

    Omg i hope you keep posting you have giving me wonderful ideas.

    I make almost every thing for my kids and my hubbys birthdays and every year everyone sees how much work gose into it. Little do they know it only takes a few things for it to look so wonderful.

    I would have never though about using the sand on stuff like this. I did buy a whole heaps of sand a few months ago and never had and idea besides cakes and cookies what to use it for but this gives me a whole diffrent idea.

    thanks keep up the good work

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