Edible Artist Pallete Mishloach Manos
Photography by Dan Engongoro
This artistically designed “Palette” is bursting with color, and sure to delight both young and old. Though somewhat time consuming to prepare (although I do provide suggestions for short cuts), it is not as hard as looks!
- Plastic artist palette (available at craft stores)
- Chocolate disc mold (size according to palette)
- Paint brush
- Assorted color foil wrappers
- Simchas Purim label (available at omgdesign.weebly.com)
- 6 plain cupcakes (*SHORTCUT-purchase them from your local bakery)
- Wilton fondant – 6 colors*
- 2 ½ inch. round cookie cutter
- 6 pack plastic muffin holder
- 1 Fiji Artesian water bottle-500 ML
- 16×20 cellophane bag
- 3 different color raffia- 1 yard each
- Low temperature glue gun
Directions for chocolate palette:
- Make chocolates molds and wrap in foil. (*SHORTCUT-Purchase truffles at your local candy store)
- Glue foil wrapped chocolate in place using a glue gun.
- Add finishing touches by placing label in the center of the palette and gluing paintbrush in place .
Directions for decorating cupcakes:
- Roll out fondant-cut circles with the cookie cutter (each color makes approx 8 circles)
- Cover the cupcakes ( no additional icing necessary).
- Place decorated cupcakes in muffin holder.
- Using a glue gun to secure water bottle on far left corner of the cover.
- Position palette so that it is leaning against the water bottle and glue in place. Hold in place till dry.
- Carefully place in cellophane bag.
- Gather and staple cellophane at either side and in the center.
- Form bows out of raffia and glue over staples
*Wilton fondant is sold in many vibrant colors. It is sold 4 colors per box.
This article by EstherO. originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine.