This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Sony Pictures. I received information to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. But you know what? I really love The Smurfs, so none of that legal jargon matters, does it? Anyway, before I tell you how to make your own Smurfs village (that you can eat!), let me tell you a little about the movie! Here's what you need to know from Sony Pictures:
"In this fully animated all new take on The Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!"
Smurfs: The Lost Village is rated PG and opens everywhere April 7, 2017.
Learn more about the movie at the official
Smurfs Movie website, www.smurfsmovie.com,
Make Your Own Edible Smurfs Village
I love to celebrate the opening of a new movie, and what better way to do that than with a Smurfs recipe? One of my favorite things about Smurfs is their cool little mushroom houses. Everyone recognizes their iconic red and white polka dotted roofs, right? So let's make our own!
You Will Need:
-Sno Ball snack cakes (they come in white and pink- we used white)
-one tub of vanilla frosting
-vanilla decorator frosting
-red food coloring
*hot glue gun (optional, but necessary, in my opinion!)
*small candies for decorating (I used miniature M&M's)
*paper grass, cardboard or construction paper for accents
I'll be honest, I am not a fan of these Sno Ball snack cakes, but they are the best shape for a mushroom house, don't you think? You can find them in most stores that carry Hostess snack cakes. We chose the white ones but they do sell them in pink. You can use either color.
And you'll need two types of frosting - the regular kind in the small container, and the decorator kind for adding your accents:
2. You have two options for this step. I did not want to eat my mushroom houses when we were done with them. They were just going to be a little display in honor of the movie. If you are not going to eat your mushroom houses, then use a hot glue gun to connect your four graham crackers, forming a small, rectangular block:
If you DO want to eat your mushroom houses later, obviously do NOT use hot glue to connect the pieces! Instead, use your decorator frosting, but be sure all pieces are completely dry before adding the roof to your house or attempting to decorate them. Completely dry, people!
3. Before you 'paint' your Sno Ball roof, you'll need to cut out a little hole from the bottom center of it so that your graham cracker house can fit through. That was pretty easy to do, and basically involved cutting the cream out of the middle. This is best in the long run, anyway, to keep your mushroom house from getting soggy.
Test to see that you cut the hole the right size. Once the graham cracker house fits in there snuggly, you've got it! Put the graham crackers aside and get ready to frost your roof.
4. Place your Sno Ball cake on a paper plate. Add 18 drops of red food coloring to your tub of vanilla frosting (I scooped it all out into a bowl for easier mixing, it's a little too hard to mix the color right in the tub in my opinion). If your frosting is a little on the yellowy side (some vanilla frostings are not pure white), you might need to add a little more than 18 drops of food coloring. Adjust accordingly. Once you have the right color, start smearing your frosting lightly onto the snack cake.
Your hands are going to get a little messy, that's just how it goes.
5. Your roof is done, so go ahead and place it onto your graham cracker house (which is completely dry and set, right?). We decided to make a little scene out of ours (this is great for a themed party). We lined some cardboard with tinfoil to set the village scene. Then we added polka dots and accents with our decorator frosting.
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You can add candies of your choice, too, to complete your village!
From here you can use your decorator frosting to add polka dots to the roof and accents to the house. Then start making a second house so your Smurfs can move in!
Add some fake grass, if you like (they even sell edible grass, you know). These little mushroom houses are perfect for a woodland themed party or a fairy party, too. They make cute centerpieces on tables. The possibilities are endless!
Now you are totally ready to see Smurfs: The Lost Village, so get smurfin'! And if you made it this far, then you MUST enter my Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Swag Giveaway! Here's what you can win:
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