Edible Fossils / Fossilized Fish
This is how I made the fossilized fish or the steps/instructions for you to try it. As I mentioned in another post, I came up with the idea after burning the corn syrup/sugar/water mixture when I was trying to make a candy glass "gingerbread house." Good ideas can come when things don't go as expected. :)
What I used:
- Fish bones: Marshmallow fondant - marshmallows, powdered sugar & a tiny bit of water
- Fossil: Hard candy mixture - corn syrup, sugar & water
See posts for more info on how to make components.
First, I made marshmallow fondant as I detailed in the "Can I Make Marshmallow Fondant?" post that I learned from Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking website.
Then I baked it at 350 degrees for 5-7 min., but I didn't realize how much it spreads in the oven, so my fish & little lizard I made became blobs.
So I just used unbaked marshmallow fondant and put it in the foil mold.
For the hard candy part, I made a foil mold by folding up a piece of foil into a box as I had done to make my candy glass "gingerbread house". I made a hard candy mixture (corn syrup/sugar and water) and let it heat up to 300 degrees.
Then I poured it over the fish bones and let it set at room temp.
After 30 min. or so, I peeled off the foil to reveal the fossilized fish! The marshmallow fondant bones melted a little bit, but it looks cool and more like a real fossil.
That's it! We are good at this! Check out the pics.