Step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make a Lamp / Fence Post.
To make the Lamp.....
Place a small yellow gum drop onto wax paper
Place a dot of Royal Icing onto the wax paper, about the same size as the bottom of the gum drop.
Squish gum drop onto drop of Royal Icing
With Royal Icing make a line from the top of the gum drop down to the bottom, lifting slightly on the bottom to form little hooks.
Place a small drop of Royal Icing on top of gum drop and place a black dragee on top (if desired)
Make more than you think you will need. Let dry for a couple of hours.
To make the Post.....
Marshmallows (20 jumbo or 40 regular)
Melt 1/4 cup (1/2 a stick) butter or margarine in a large pan on low (I use margarine, it's much cheaper)
Add marshmallows (20 jumbo or 40 regular)
Keep stirring the marshmallows as they melt
Stir until smooth then remove from heat
Use some form of crispy rice cereal (plain, fruity, or chocolate)
Approx. 6 - 7 cups of crispy rice cereal
Dump crispy rice cereal into melted marshmallows
WELL GREASED hands (use butter or margarine).. very important or the mix will stick terribly to your hands
Place about a golf ball / baseball size of mix into your WELL GREASED hand
Roll and press the mix into the desired post size
Lay on wax paper to harden (make more than you think you will need)
With Royal Icing, place onto your gingerbread display where desired, attaching your fence (as needed)
Place a small amount of Royal Icing on top of the fence post and place your now dry/hardened Lamp fixture.
Lamps can also be placed under the porch as light decorations