Jan 10, 2012

GIVEAWAY!! Sugarlicious sneak peek and marshmallow subway art


UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners!! Julia, Ruth, Maureen, Regina and Cathryn!!! Your prizes are on their way. And thank you to all for participating! There will be pleeeeenty of chances to win more great prizes, I promise.

I'm back with another giveaway to celebrate the almost-release of Sugarlicious! which will be available next month. To learn more about the book CLICK HERE. I know, I know I teased you with the actual book. Forgive me!! I can't give the actual book away quite yet. Soon, though, promise!

This week is all about.... marshmallows!! Marshmallows are so quick and easy to decorate. Of course, there are plenty o' marshmallow decorating ideas in Sugarlicious. By the way, have you pre-ordered yet? This week I'm giving 5 (FIVE!) of you:

a signed copy of the 16-page booklet thingamajig 
(called a BLAD in the publishing world) that glimpses inside Sugarlicious 
AND a bag of marshmallows  
AND a set of FooDoodler edible writers 
so you can make your own marshmallow art.


To learn more about the different brands of edible writers and their uses, CLICK HERE to see my prior post. For fine-line decorating, I prefer the FooDoodler 10-pack Fine Line food coloring markers. Did I mention I'm giving FIVE of you a pack? I give and give for the sake of food art.



Some tips on making subway art marshmallows: 
  • Gather your words. I did some that are Sugarlicious-related, but I also considered Valentine's Day words, like "love," "you," "me," "heart," "sweetie," "whips" (hey, I don't know what you are all into...)
  • Open a document with a word program and type your words in a bunch of different fonts. Then use the markers to copy the words and fonts, making some words large, some small, some vertical, some horizontal.
  • If it helps, cut out a slip of paper 1-inch by 4-inches. This is about the size of a marshmallow if you were to wrap the paper around the side of the marshmallow. Then, plan out your subway art first. I wasn't so precise and just eyeballed it. 
  • Add a lollipop stick if you like. 
And I made some Valentine's Day ones, too. 





And if subway art isn't your thing, you can do a lot more with edible writers.


(to find the original posts and how-tos for the collage above, click HERE)

Do you decorate marshmallows? With edible writers or anything else fun?

THE GIVEAWAY

to enter to win  
the sneak-peek thingamajig AND 
 a bag of marshmallows AND 
the FooDoodler 10-pack of fine line edible writers
(reminder, this isn't the book itself which is out February 7th,
this is a booklet sneak peek that my awesome publisher made)

leave a comment here before 
Thursday, January 11th, midnight, EST 

(Sorry folks, funds are limited so I have to keep this US addresses only!)


108 comments:

  1. I may have to try this, my son loves marshmallows.

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  2. I LOVE marshmallows and just discovered edible writing pens - am definitely making these!

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  3. I would love a set of these markers! I've never used them but I think it would be a fun tool.

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  4. i would love a set of the markers, but would really be thrilled with a sneak peak of the book!!

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  5. Meaghan this is adorable! Adorable!!!! I haven't played with marshmallows but I love this idea! I used food doodlers on some baby shower cookies and the crowd was a little nervous about eating them. They thought crazy Katrina was sniffing the Sharpies again. ;)

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  6. i think ediable markers is such a great and easy idea for decorating!

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  7. I've made many different flavors of marshmallows, but I've never doodled on them or created things THIS fun! LOVE it!!!!!

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  8. All I can say is I would be honored to win something that you use for your wonderful stuff. Like I said before you are my guru. Was just going to order some markers but I'd rather use the ones you recommend. Hope I am honored with a win. Great stuff. Just keep it up.

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  9. I would love a set of those markers! I've never used them before but they look like a lot of fun. A sneak peek at your book would be awesome!

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  10. I need some of those markers. Think i'll be making a purchase soon. Very cute idea.

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  11. I have never done this but it looks totally awesome...would love to try it.

    Debi

    email debi2_us@yahoo.com

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  12. These are really cute and such a great idea. My son loves art and this would be perfect for him. Thanks for sharing everything you do. You and many others have inspired me to bake and I'm truly loving it :)

    ksross@woh.rr.com

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  13. Those marshmallows are so cool--I would love a set of the markers, and of course, I would love to see the preview of your new book.

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  14. Love those marshmallows! My son keeps telling me it's allll about marshmallows! I can't imagine what he'd do if I wrote on them!

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  15. I LOVE this idea! So cute!!

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  16. I love the Subway Art. Hope I win, then I can try it out.

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  17. Great idea. We have tried writing on marshmallows and the markers got clogged with the cornstarch they put on the mallows to keep them from sticking. Maybe we need different food markers (pick me to win :)

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  18. I'd love to win. My boyfriend and I arent huge fans of marshmallows unless theyre roasted in the fire! I'm thinking of decorating them and then roasting them together when he arrives on valentines day!

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  19. I love your marshmallows! I made some sugar marshmallows for a class birthday. What a hit! Would love some markers! :)

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  20. Too cute! I only decorate marshmallows with fire, and occasionally with chocolate and graham crackers...but these would be too cute for a chocolate fondue party!

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  21. What great inspiration you're giving us! My 12 year old granddaughter has developed a love for decorating and would absolutely have a blast using the "pens". Thanks so much for this opportunity!

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  22. Cute marshallows! Your book looks like it is going to be fabulous!
    cfox75@gmail.com

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  23. How adorable.
    What a grand craft to do for a young child's party or even and adult gathering.

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  24. I really need that 16-page booklet like right now. Every time I try to do something with marshmallows turns out a disaster I really need to learn to make something cute with them.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. I love what you have shared in the book so far.

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  26. Congratulations on the book! Please pick me to win, I'd love to get my hands on some good food markers! :)

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway! I love love love your blog!

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  28. Love this giveaway! Cute idea! I'd also kick it up a bit and dip the top in chocolate or sprinkles!

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  29. Enter me please! I just love marshmallows! =]

    Ella,
    ellagunter@ymail.com

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  30. Thank you for the giveaway! I've been dying for edible writers! Looks so fun!

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  31. I love marshmallows but have never tried to edible writing pens. Would love to try them out.

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  32. Edible markers! How fun!

    The Valentine idea is too cute. My son would love a sweet little marshmallow note on Valentines day, since that's his bday and all :)

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  33. Congratulations! Such a fun giveaway too!

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  34. I'm so excited for your upcoming book! I've fallen in love with your blog, and have had a lifelong love affair with marshmallows :)

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  35. I'm curious to see how these markers work, but I would be even more excited to get a copy of the book!

    xo,
    Margaret
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    margeincharge(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I love this idea:) What a cute way to personalize!

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  37. I have never used the edible markers, so I would love to win this. Of course, getting a sneak peak of the book would be the best part of the prize!

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  38. This looks like a great book. Can't wait till it hits the stores

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  39. I love your subway art marshmallows! You never seem to run out of cute ideas:)

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  40. I would be thrilled to win this. love ur blog and Im sure the book would be great too...
    Roopa
    putti DOT prapancha AT gmail.com

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  41. I would really love to win the set of markers, but I think I would be thrilled with the sneak peak to the book!!!
    caresco0914@yahoo.com

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  42. I love, love, love marshmallows! They are one of my favorite treats! I just bought heart marshmallows yesterday as a treat for my grandkids. Love the idea of edible writing pens. Would sure make decorating a little bit easier! Can't wait to see your new book!
    hoochieruthw@yahoo.com

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  43. What an awesom idea !! I am always looking for new things to make for class parties and these are perfect !!

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  44. So cute! I would love the markers and everything....can't wait for the book to come out!!

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  45. Love, love, love to try the edible writing pens!

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  46. So cute! would these work on homemade marshmallows, too?

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  47. Would love to win these food markers!!
    hemanth (dot) vasanthaiah @gmail.com

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  48. What a great giveaway to celebrate!!
    drroopashri@gmail.com

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  49. Oh how cute! Such a fun idea! I really need to try this with my daughter! MARSHMALLOW ART!!!!! Yay:-)

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  50. These are really cute. Hope i win ur giveaway, so i can try too...
    Rashmi
    drrashmi.vasanth@gmail.com

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  51. Love this!! Hope i win:)
    sahitya.setty@gmail.com

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  52. This is too cool! I just found your blog today and my littlest two children are sitting next to me (okay hopping up and down on the couch next to me) asking if we could try writing on some marshmallows for snack. Too cute!
    tiggerwolf@peoplepc.com

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  53. My daughter and I made homemade marshmallows/hot chocolate for Christmas for her friends this year. Some of these would be fun to try for next year!
    Can't wait to see the book!

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  54. OMG your marshmallows are too cute!!!
    Your writing looks "perfect!" I'm going to have to try this!! Maybe for now, I can "practice" with some stale marshmallows I have, and my son's Crayola Markers-these are NON-toxic!!
    Or, hope to win this giveaway!!!

    I'm really MORE excited about your book!!! I would be thrilled with a sneak peek and a signed copy!!!

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  55. Awesome! My kids and I are going to have to try these marshmallows. Would love a set!

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  56. How cool is that - I especially love the Valentine's Day ones!
    Thanks for the chance to win a set!

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  57. I want to win:) Wow, I never realised marshmellows were so versatile! I'd love a set of markers to draw little messages to my grandsons on marshmellows, cookies, etc. They would love it and love to help me! What a great way to get them interested in baking AND helping them to write (well, the 9 yr old knows how to write but hte 2 yr old doesn't!)! I love your blog and your book looks so AWESOME! How proud you must be to finally see your baby "delivered" in all its glorious colors! Just the sneak peaks you've shown are great so I imagine the book in its whole will be a great help to those of us that are new to edible decorating!
    Thank you for your inspirations and ideas.
    Susan

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  58. I would love to be able to do this for our foster daughter's 3rd grade Valentine party. So cute...and...what kid doesn't love marshmallows! <3

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  59. Fun idea! I wish my handwriting was as nice as yours:) I'm looking forward to seeing your book and would love a sneak peak.

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  60. Those subway are marshmallow are so creative. Just. Love. Them.

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  61. I love this so much. Marshmallows are the new cupcakes.

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  62. I'm excited to see your new book! :)

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  63. Loce the flamingo on the cover!

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  64. Would love to win these amazing prizes!

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  65. I am not big on marshmallows, but I really, really want your book. lputm@hotmail.com

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  66. GREAT tutorial on subway art mashmellows. My friend gave me some food writers as a gift and I've been dying to use them. With marshmellows ALWAYS in my cupboard, hello, can we say snack (I'd eat the whole bag but...) :) Can't wait to see your book.

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  67. I love marshmallows! Can't wait for the book and all the ideas.....

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  68. I love to paint on small things. I can't wait to try marshmallows! The book looks super duper I can't wait!

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  69. I would love to win! I can't wait for your book! I have your other one and will add your new one to my collection! :)

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  70. How adorable! I love the idea of writing on marshmallows.

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  71. Food markers! Oh, the possibilities! Excited about the sneak peek thingymajig!

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  72. Too cute! I love this idea.

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  73. I would so love to wi this great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  74. I have been so thrilled with everything I have seen on your blog. It has been so incredibly inspiring. I am totatlly looking forward to the book - should be a bit more portable than my computer.

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  75. I've never used edible pens, so I would love to try a set!!

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  76. I would love to try them on marshmallows.

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  77. I'd probably use the markers for cookies and eat the marshmallows (they don't last in our house LOL!)

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  78. Every year I have a Christmas cookie decorating party fot my daughters' teenage friends. This would be a fun Valentine's party to have with them as well.

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  79. congratulations on the book! I am going to have to rush right out and get some of those markers! Very creative!

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  80. wow!! i am so gunna have to buy you book. your art is amazing! i pray God blesses you and your family for you taking you time to share you gift wit us!

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  81. Couldn't wait, I've already pre-ordered the book! Counting the days until it ships! In the meantime, I'll just continue to wipe the drool off my iPad as I look at all your adorable ideas!

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  82. I usually make my own marshmallows a couple times per year. This year as dessert for valentines day (after being inspired by the chew today) I am making a giant s'mores marshmallow. The hubby loves marshmallows and what better way to end a romantic dinner then tearing into a huge marshmallow. :)

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  83. What a fun giveaway. Love Subway Art! Seems to be quite popular these days!

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  84. Your marshmallows Look FABULOUS! I can't wait for your book to come out!
    Top29gun at Gmail dot com

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  85. hi.. I love marshmallow pops too. they are so easy to make.. i made some snowman marshmallow pops during christmas too..
    thanks for your ideas!

    florence_chin@hotmail.com

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  86. I love the subway art on the marshmallows and I make a lot of cake pops. I've yet to find a good edible marker, so I would love to try the ones you use. My daughter and I are big food crafters and she's a graphic designer. I will visit your site more often now! Jan L (JanL49@comcast.net).

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  87. How super cute! My daughter and I could have so much fun with this. Think they'll work as well on the homemade marshmallows I intend to learn how to make this year?

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  88. I love this...I would love to try this. Please enter me

    EBlack1108@gmail.com

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  89. I love this and know the grandkids would love these too.

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  90. I've always wanted to use food doodlers! Love your blog and thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. I love to cook and I soo need these!! Thanks for the give away

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  92. ok! i am the 100th comment!!!!!!! i'm so excited :D

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  93. I will love to win edible markers!!! They are such a fun way to display art!!

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  94. I love your blog,I will love to get a copy of you book!! thank you

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  95. Oooo would love a sneak pee of your fab book.

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  96. I love it I never thought of Marshmallows in my cake & cookie decorating mind. I love food writers and marshmallows

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  97. I love to paint & have been wanting to try painting on food surfaces. What a great way to start!!

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  98. I love the marshmallow pop idea, so clever! Thanks for the giveaway gracieann_107@yahoo.com

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  99. My kids would have fun with this! I haven't used the edible writing pens yet. This could be loads of fun!

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  100. My kids would love making these! Awesome book, I'm very excited for you and the new book.

    Can't wait to get a copy.

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