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Witch Hat Centerpiece


Witch Hat Centerpiece

Witch Hat Centerpiece

Yield

Makes 1 centerpiece

Ingredients

6 tablespoons butter
8 cups small marshmallows or 80 large marshmallows
12 cups cocoa-flavored crispy rice cereal
1 (15-inch) styrofoam cone
Nonstick spray
1/2 cup vanilla cake frosting, dyed orange, plus more dyed black
Halloween decorations as desired

Preparation

  1. Melt butter in a large pot over low heat. Add marshmallows, and stir until melted. Add cereal and turn off heat. Stir until combined.
  2. Spray nonstick spray on countertop and turn out cereal mixture onto sprayed countertop. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Press some of the cereal mixture into the cake pan to form a circle for the base of the hat. Remove the base from the cake pan and place on serving platter.
  3. Place styrofoam cone on the base. With your hands, flatten a handful of cereal mixture into a rectangle and wrap it around the base of the cone. Repeat, coating the cone with the remaining cereal mixture, working from the bottom up. Allow each section to cool and stiffen a bit so that it can support the next row of cereal mixture.
  4. Spread or pipe a strip or two of orange frosting around the base of the cone to form the ribbon around the hat. Use the black frosting to form the buckle or to form spiders, etc. Decorate as desired.

Tip

Using spray glue on the styrofoam cone will make this job easier, although it will render the centerpiece inedible.

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