My muffin tin encompasses both the arctic and the antarctic.
Top row, the northern hemisphere:
- fishing bucket & fishing pole
- ice fishing hole
- polar bear sandwich
Bottom row, the southern hemisphere:
- icebergs & a seal
- a family of whales
A couple highlights:
The ice fishing hole is blue berry jello, with a Swedish Fish in the bottom. This was my first time ever putting anything in jello. The gummy fish got kind of bloated looking (never a good look for a fish). Ick. My guess is that the jello mixture was still too hot when I put it in there and the fish started to dissolve. The jello is set in a mini round Lock & Lock (from this combo set).
Of course an ice fisherman needs some tackle, and so beside the ice fishing hole is a little bento mini-cup bucket and a fishing pole made from a pretzel stick and short piece of licorice string.
The icebergs were definitely the easiest element to execute for this muffin tin meal, but they just might be my favorite. :) Just cute little ice cubes. I picked up the ice cube tray that made these cute little gumdrop-shaped pieces at the Target Dollar Spot last summer.
Penguins! They are made from black olives and cream cheese. I can't call them Happy Feet and they won't be marching, because I forgot to add the carrot feet. Doh! I had them all cut out on the cutting board and everything too.
I wish I knew who to credit the idea for olive penguins, but I can not find the original source for them. I saw these cute critters a couple years ago and they've been copied and remade by so many sites by now, I don't know who's idea they were to begin with. Whoever you are, good job. So adorable!
And now, a lowlight. Worse than a lowlight, this is a full-on blooper. So much so that I axed it from the muffin tin altogether...
Wopwop. This is a hardboiled egg, made in an Eggie. Colored with food-safe markers to make an igloo. This was my very first (and favorite!) idea when brainstorming ideas for the arctic theme and I couldn't have been more disappointed with the outcome. Not a fan of the Eggies. At all. They make weird horrible little divets and pits all over the surface of the egg. And the texture of the egg becomes very rubbery. Awful. Let's not discuss the whole boiling food in plastic debacle. Blech.
Supplies used to make this muffin tin meal:
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