Created by: MasONeil
Project

Paleontology - Amber embedded bugs

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake base/log is made from rice krispie treats, frosted and coated with melted chocolate to make it look like bark; amber is made from hard candy flavored with carmel and toffee with actual edible bugs (crickets, weaver ants and winged weaver ants) embedded in it; twigs are chocolate covered pretzel sticks and Chinese noodles; gum pasted plants (plus real fern leaves); battery operated candles to help highlight the bugs

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MasONeil made Paleontology - Amber embedded bugs with:

  • base/log is made from rice krispie treats
  • frosted and coated with melted chocolate to make it look like bark; amber is made from hard candy flavored with carmel and toffee with actual edible bugs (crickets
  • weaver ants and winged weaver ants) embedded in it; twigs are chocolate covered pretzel sticks and Chinese noodles; gum pasted plants (plus real fern leaves); battery operated candles to help highlight the bugs

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake base/log is made from rice krispie treats, frosted and coated with melted chocolate to make it look like bark; amber is made from hard candy flavored with carmel and toffee with actual edible bugs (crickets, weaver ants and winged weaver ants) embedded in it; twigs are chocolate covered pretzel sticks and Chinese noodles; gum pasted plants (plus real fern leaves); battery operated candles to help highlight the bugs

Q&A with MasONeil

IvankaTx asked:
Now that's daring! Very clever idea. Great job! I hope it was a huge hit.
MasONeil answered:
It was very well received :-) I knew that the boys would want a piece of a bug ... but was a bit surprised when the girls joined and and several dads! It was fun.

Skill Level

Intermediate

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