In honor of my hubby’s 30th Birthday last week, I made a “blast from the past” goody basket. Since he’s a child of the 80s, I filled it with 80s (& early 90s) themed candies, novelties and homemade treats.
My 3 year old son instantly recognized the “Mario Mushroom”, but he didn’t know who this “Backman” character was. I showed him some videos on YouTube to bring him up to speed.
Do you remember those giant floppy disks?? My husband is a big computer geek so I knew he’s appreciate this one!
Pop Rocks ROCK!! … Now & Laters too!!
Who was your favorite Ninja Turtle?
Do you know what this is? Yes, it’s true…slap bracelets are making a comeback!!
Are you a child of the 80s? You know you want to make some Pacman pops. Here’s how.
Pacman Cookie Pops
What you need:
- Marshmallow filled cookies
- Fondant (found at any craft or cake supply store. you can also make your own, find recipes online)
- Yellow gel food coloring
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Black Edible Food Pen (found at any craft or cake supply store)
- Lollipop sticks
*Note, you can ditch the stick and put a Pacman topper on any other cookie or cupcake.
Knead yellow food coloring into your fondant. My preferred method is using a toothpick and start with a couple globs of coloring at a time. To best incorporate the color,continue to roll the fondant between your hands and fold. Not gonna lie, coloring fondant is tedious… but well worth the effort. Fondant is so forgiving when you’re cutting out shapes or molding figures. I made other colors to use for the Rubik’s Cube cookies.
Once your fondant is yellow, roll it very thin. Dust corn starch on your table and rolling pin to eliminate sticking.
Cut out a circle a little smaller than the size of your cookie or cupcake. If you don’t have a round cookie cutter you can use a glass cup.
Now cut out a triangle to form Pacman’s mouth. I used the tip of my star cookie cutter but you can also just cut out with a knife (I can’t cut in a straight line).
Brush a little bit of corn syrup on your cookie to make the fondant stick and attach Pacman.
Draw on Pacman’s eye with an edible food pen. You could also use some chocolate frosting or round chocolate candy for the eyes. If you use a food pen, be sure to wait at least a half hour to allow the fondant to dry.
I added some yellow candy buttons for Pacman to eat in case he gets hungry!
HAPPY 30th Birthday Old Man!!!
*Peace Love & Cupcakes*