A recipe for photogenic food #5 “Snowman Fromage”

19.December.2016 | FOOD

This feature is made possible by Arisa Shirai, a coking specialist who posts regular photos of her gorgeous food via her social media. She makes every day recipes look photogenic with her small twists.

Today we will be looking at a simple recipe that requires no heat, is easy to make and looks like a snowman!

■Ingredients

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120g Cream cheese

200g Fresh cream

40g Sugar

4 Giant marshmallows

A bit of orange peel

12 Biscuits

1 Chocolate pen

Appropriate number of Gummy belts

A small amount of powdered sugar

 

■Direction

① Beat the fresh cream and half the sugar in a bowl until firm peaks form.

② In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese and the remaining sugar until smooth.

③ Fully mix the contents of bowl ② into bowl ①.

④ Turn your plate upside-down and place 3 biscuits inside the rim. Use cream to secure the biscuits together where they overlap.

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⑤ Pile up the cream mixture from ③ onto the overlapping biscuits and use a knife to form the blob into a mountain shape.

 

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⑥ Place a giant marshmallow at the peak of the mini mountain of cream.

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⑦ Cut out a teardrop shape from the orange peel to make the snowman’s nose.

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⑧ Use a bit of cream mixture from ③ to attach the nose to the snowman.

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⑨ Wrap the gummy belts around the base of the snowman’s neck and use the chocolate pen to draw its eyes, mouth and hands.

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⑩ Move the snowman to a beautiful plate ready to serve and finally dust some beautiful powdered sugar over the snowman to resemble snow!

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When it’s cold outside, you have the perfect opportunity to enjoy making these wonderful sweets! ♪

 

■Arisa Shirai

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Visual food creator & charaben researcher. Arisa Shirai shows how fun it is to make and eat your own homemade food.
Instagram: arigohan
Blog: http://ameblo.jp/arinko0917/ 

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