Guess what guys! The blog is turning 2 today :) Not an official birthday since I don’t really know the day I started the blog, but my first post dates from March 28th 2012.
I wasn’t active this time last year so I didn’t get to do an anniversary post. But this year I’m in full swing so we’re celebrating, cake batter marshmallow style!
I wasn’t sure what to make for this occasion. A cake would have been mostly appropriate, but we don’t really need a whole cake for ourselves over here. I considered making small cakes or cupcakes, but I also wanted something quick and easy. Then I saw these beautiful marshmallow pictures and I knew they were just what I was looking for (though my pictures are not as good obvs, I still need to do something about those shadows).
Plus I had been eyeing these cake batter marshmallows for a while. So last night I came back home at about 9 pm and set out to make the marshmallows. Turns out, I had no corn syrup since I had used it all up on the chocolate-coconut marbled nougat for the Daring Bakers challenge.
At this point you may be wondering where my nougat is. I didn’t post it because it didn’t turn out right. I mean, it wasn’t terrible but I didn’t like it. I’m usually not a fan of honey nougat but this one was too hard and chewy, even for my family’s taste. Probably my fault since I didn’t have enough honey and I also didn’t have enough corn syrup in the first place. It was still fun to make though (and really messy: imagine chocolate oozing out while you struggle cutting the bars with scissors).
So, I panicked a little at first, but then Google and The Clever Carrot came to the rescue. Turns out you can make marshmallows replacing the corn syrup with… evaporated milk. It was also a signal from above that I happened to have a can of the stuff in my pantry, since evaporated milk is not a thing here. For the record you can also make marshmallows with more sugar instead of the corn syrup, but these were much more fun.
I used this recipe, with the addition of 6 tbsp cake mix and 2 tbsp sprinkles. For that amount anyway, since I actually had to halve the recipe because I also didn’t have a lot of gelatin (so yes, I really need to stock my pantry, but did you know a 6 inch round pan is the exact half of a square 8 inch pan?)
Anyway, I’ve rambled enough but I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been visiting the blog and commenting (and featuring my posts!) It really means a lot to me :)
So thanks! And brace yourselves, I have leftover evaporated milk so more tres leches is coming!
Congratulations! What an achievement x
I never knew you could make marshmallows out of evaporated milk. I need to make this.
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I didn’t know either, but it was a fun (and yummy) thing to learn!
ღ ღ HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY !! ღ ღ
I love marshmallow and I think these really cute!
I hope the next year will be full of fun-blogging
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Thanks a lot dear :)
Oh wow. Happy birthday. This must be super exciting for you. It takes a lot of time and effort for your blog to reach such amazing heights.
Thanks a lot Lilith!
This looks very interesting. I’ve never made anything even close to this! Definitely pinning.
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These sound so good. How fun!
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Thanks Jen :)
What a unique idea to use evaporated milk! Congrats on reaching your 2nd blogiversary, and THANK YOU for sharing with us on the Friday Frenzy link up. We hope you’ll join us again this week!
Thanks a lot April!
Congratulations on your 2nd bloggy birthday! …. and wishes for many more to come.
Sharon and Denise
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Thanks a lot :)
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Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. These look brilliant, making marshmallows is on my things to make list. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again this weekend!
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Thanks Laura! You should give them a try, they’re easy and fun.
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Shall do :) Thank you!
Happy Blog Birthday! Yum…homemade marshmallows sound good. I haven’t tried making them yet but they’re on my “to make” list. Thanks for sharing at the #partyontheporch. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch
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Thank you! You should give them a try, they’re very easy and customizable.
YAY for two years! Sounds yummy and has got to be better than store bought marshmallows!
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Thanks! We don’t have a lot of store bough marshmallows here, but these were definitely good :)
Congratulations!! Those look amazing!! Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!
~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime
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