Okay, let's see that lemonade stand one more time. See those 4 big pinwheels across the back? Those are made of Rice Krispies Treat! Today I am going to show you how to make them yourself.
Pinwheels are popping up all over blog land recently and I thought it would be really cool to try and make these out of Rice Krispies Treats. They are very fun and surprisingly simple to put together.
- One batch of Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats made according to the instructions on the box
- Wilton Color Spray - available at any craft store or cake supply shop. I talk more about the color spray in THIS post.
- mini gumdrops or other candy for center
- cardstock template 3"-5" squares
1. Tightly pack the Rice Krispies Treats onto a cookie sheet. Make sure you have put non-stick spray or butter on your cookie sheet. You want a thin but dense layer of treats. You can even lightly crush the Rice Krispies in your hand before you add them to the marshmallows. This is optional. I made some both ways and they both worked fine.
2. Spray your treats with the color spray. I used pink and yellow for the stand. For the
tutorial I used pink on one side and left the second side natural.
3. Cut your treats into squares ranging from 3" to 5". Three inches can be a little challenging, so I wouldn't try going any smaller than that.
This is a 4" and 3" square.Here are all four corners cut. I highlighted the cuts in black, so it was easier to see.
4. Cut slits in each corner of the square using a sharp knife. Make sure you spray the knife with non-stick spray too. Do not cut all the way to the center. Tip: Make sure the tip of your knife is pointed directly at the center of the corner that is diagonal. This will ensure your pinwheel looks even all the way around.
5. Pick a corner and fold it in towards the center. Squish the tip down at the center.
6. Fold up every other corner on the square to get a pinwheel.
7. For the tutorial I simply smooshed a mini gum drop into the center of the pinwheel. For our display I put a toothpick into the gumdrop and inserted it into the pinwheel. You could also use candy melts or frosting that hardens to "glue" your candy on.
8. Insert a skewer up through the bottom of the pinwheel.
To display, we filled these cute buckets with beans and added some plain Rice Krispies on top to complete the look.
Tips and Notes:
1. I would leave this out overnight to harden up a bit before you display them at a party. They will hold up better.
2. The larger the pinwheel, the heavier it will be. Larger pinwheels have the possibility of weighing themselves down and falling off the skewer. Especially in the heat. (see #3)
3. Extreme heat will also cause you problems. Our photo shoot was outside in 110° F weather. My eyeballs were sweating. As we started getting everything set up, my poor little pinwheels started drooping and falling.
4. I think these are super adorable and a big success, just keep in mind the weather factor.
Once again, thanks to Jacquilyn Avery Photography for taking awesome pictures of our Rice Krispies Display.
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