November 5, 2008
Tootsie Roll Art
Did you know that you can use Tootsie Rolls like edible Play-Doh? Yup! It turns out that they are good for more than just removing your fillings or unhinging your jaw (giggle).
Tootsie rolls will go from a solid to a soft, malleable state with just a minutes or two of kneading in your hands or by heating it briefly in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds. Once they are soft, you can make just about anything you can think of! Now that Tootsie rolls come in a variety of flavors and colors, such as yellow, orange, white, green, and the traditional brown, it gives you a great palette to work with too. So the next time you make a cake that needs that little something on top, whip up a few of these.
Here's a few examples of things I made in about an hour... Pineapple, orange, and coconut
Rolling pin and cookie dough
Teacup and saucer
And look at the beautiful sushi that my son made!
You can even write with it!
So get out the Halloween candy and dig out all the Tootsie Rolls and gather the kids around the table and make something fun! Heck, it's not like anyone actually eats Tootsie Rolls any way, right?:-)