Edible Trivial Pursuit Pieces for Trivia Day (Jan 4.)!
Updated: Jan 18, 2020
As I mentioned in my Happy Jan. 4! post, it's Trivia Day! I came up with these edible Trivial Pursuit Pieces to celebrate it. You can make them yourself or use these techniques and ideas to cook or create whatever you want. :)
January is also Creativity Month! :)
What is Trivia Day? (at the bottom of the post)
Edible Trivial Pursuit Pieces
The edible Trivial Pursuit Pieces have 2 components:
- the piece holder (shortbread) and
- the pieces (Starburst - pink, orange, and yellow or Marshmallow Fondant - blue, green & brown).
I used shortbread cookies for the Trivial Pursuit piece holder because I knew shortbread cookie dough doesn't spread in the oven and so they would be the same size as when I put them in the oven and the same size as Trivial Pursuit pieces in real life! :)
For shortbread recipe and cool hack w/ Ziploc bag from Stay at Home Chef's YouTube channel, check out my post:
Making the Pieces:
- Pink, Orange and Yellow: I just cut out some pieces from Starbursts.
- Blue, Green & Brown: I made marshmallow fondant (really fast & easy, only 3 ingredients!), colored it with food coloring and sculpted them into the shapes. (right photo)
For info on marshmallow fondant from Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking website, check out my post:
In the photo on the left, there are some chocolate chips, I was going to use a chocolate chip & lay it on its side for the brown piece, but I decided to make some of the fondant brown, so it would look similar to the other ones. So I didn't end up using the chocolate chips. I just ate them. Haha. :)
I put the Trivial Pursuit pieces (Starburst and marshmallow fondant) together with the piece holder (shortbread)! That's it!
You can make your own Trivial Pursuit pieces or just make the shortbread cookies or just make the marshmallow fondant or just eat Starbust. As I mentioned above, you can also use these techniques and ideas to cook or create whatever you want. :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!
What is Trivia Day?
From timeanddate.com,"Here is some trivia for you - January 4 is Trivia Day. " That made me LOL! Haha. :) https://https://https://https://https://https://https://https://https://https://https://https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/trivia-day
"The day celebrates information of little value and the individuals who not only remember these bits and pieces of useless information but also enjoy sharing them with others."
I thought trivia and games/competitions with trivia had been around forever, but it's a relatively new phenomenon. It did not really become a hobby until the 1960s when the Columbia University newspaper published a weekly trivia game in 1965.
Trivia did not became really popular nationally & internationally until the board game Trivial Pursuit was created in 1979. "Trivial Pursuit was first created in in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1979 by two men named Chris Haney and Scott Abbott, who had become frustrated to find pieces of their Scrabble game had gone missing, thus inspiring them to create their own game. Trivial Pursuit became an almost instant hit and worldwide phenomenon, and the trivia craze began." https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/trivia-day/
"Robert L. Birch, Grand PunScorpion of the Puns Corps created this day to raise our awareness of the significance of trivia in the development of human curiosity, science, and fun." http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/trivia.htm
"The word trivia comes from the Latin term for the intersection of three paths. In the Middle Ages, the word came to refer to the subjects - rhetoric, grammar, and logic - studied by those who followed the Liberal Arts field."