Friday, October 23, 2009

Hedgehog How-To


I would first like to start by saying, most any shape can be made out of a Crispy-Rice treats recipe. The one I use for the Hedgehogs is the basic one you probably have filed away, or it is on the back of your cereal box. You'll need to make 1 recipe for this project.

After combining all ingredients, let your treat mix cool for a couple of minutes in the pot. You'll be handling these with your bare hands and you don't want hot marshmallow to stick to your fingers.



All the recipes I've ever read about shaping treats says to butter your hands before shaping. This does not work for me. I use a bowl of cool water. Lightly dip your hands in water before you pull a lump of treat mix out of the pot for shaping. Nary a crumb will stick to you. Continue to dip your hands in water if sticking occurs. When you are shaping try to form a teardrop with one slightly pointed end.



For dipping I use 1 cup of chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons shortening. Microwave the ingredients in a bowl at 30 second intervals until smooth and runny. Spoon over the rounded end of the treat, avoiding a 1-2" space at the pointed end for the Hedgehog's head. (see pictures below)




You'll need to get some chocolate sprinkles. These are relatively inexpensive and make the perfect spiny look for the hedgehog's coat. I found these at the Amish market, but they do carry them at most all grocery stores in the baking section.




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I piped some icing for the eyes and nose on these little fellas. I also added a fondant flower for the Mama Hedgehog since I had extra from a previous project. You could also use chocolate chips for the eyes and a red-hots candy for the nose. EASY!

Have FUN!

9 comments:

Kimber said...

Heather,

I'm an old friend of Carrie and Morgan, and I found your site through Morgan's gorgeous photography. My heart skipped a beat at the sight of the little hedgie treats. I have a hedgie, and sometimes I wish she was made of sprinkles and not quills. Super cute! I'm going to make these, now!

SprinkleBakes said...

Hi Kimber!

How awesome that you have an actual hedgehog!! Wow! My husband will be so jealous. As am I. I would get nothing done with a hedgie in the house. I'd just be staring at the cuteness all day long. Good luck with the treats!

Oh, and it's very nice to meet you!

Andromeda said...

This is so cute and I am definately going to try these for my bentos :)
thanks for sharing :) your blog has so many sweet cute things :)

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Anonymous said...

I can't thank you enough for posting this super cute and WAY easy hedgehog. My second grade daughter told me they needed someone to bake a cake for her class, the morning before it was due! The theme was a book they had read called hedgehog bakes a cake...I was stumped on how to decorate the cake, until i came across your page. Each child got a small hedgehog with 2 jelly bean eggs and a wooden spoon on top of their piece. Your a lifesaver! Thanks again <3

Benita said...

Adorable! My boyfriend is a huge fan of the Sonic the Hedgehog games so I'm thinking of making these with a blue frosting as a cute, funny treat.

CaraGreenleaf said...

Love these! Also a hedgehog owner, I can just see my li'l Brigid's face when I see these!! Can't wait to make some of these for my fellow students at Vet Tech school!!

Peggy said...

Just found your sight. Your hedgehogs are ADORABLE!!! I'm going to make some today for my 3 yr. old granddaughter. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas.

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