This Halloween, the
people behind Marshmallow Peeps have come up with another use for
their sugary treats. Let's see... there's people who are dedicated
to studying the science behind peeps, there's people who enjoy
blowing them up in a microwave, and there's even people who set them
up in a complete reenactment of the Lord of the Rings. So what else
is there to be done with these things? Ah yes, how could I forget!
We need to start decorating them with colored gel!
released a handy Marshmallow Peeps "Decorating Kit" Halloween
package that allows you to do just that. As you can see, it comes
with a tube of black Cake Mate decorating gel and 4 oversized Peep
pumpkins. And in case you were wondering, you can expect to see more
of these kits for other holidays in the future, including Christmas
Spoooooooooky eh? Yes,
I'm clearly a master of eerie lighting. Anyway, as you can see these
pumpkins are much larger than the
pumpkins that they put out each October. Plus these ones
don't have any faces, so you've got a clean slate to work with.
Sure, you could just do a jack-o-lantern face on the pumpkin or a
spooky ghost, but when you have an opportunity like this to make
a custom Peep, shouldn't you do something with a little more
pizzazz? Indeed you should!
Behold your salvation!
Why settle for just the black gel that the decorating kit comes with
when you can pick up another pack of gel colors? Now you've almost
got enough colors to rival a box of Crayola crayons. Ok, not really,
but you've still opened up a door leading to many new decorative
possibilities. So, with the help of Re and Jhyle (two
ladies with artistic talent, unlike myself) let's get to decorating
First up we have the
Shogun Peep! Sure he doesn't look too scary, but that's because we
didn't make one of his latest victim. Where do you think that blood
splatter on his face came from? That's right, he sliced apart some
I'm sure you're
wondering just what this is supposed to be. See the moustache? See
the lipstick? That's right, it's Hitler as a hooker. Let's call him
Ok, so this isn't just
an ordinary skull. I think she was trying to duplicate an old
Queensr˙che poster I have. And frankly, I think that's about as
close as one could come to replicating it with gel on a little
One of the only things
I figured out how to draw when I was a kid was a simple version of
Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th films. So there ya have it,
the culmination of of over 20 years of intense artistic practice.
While decorating these
four Peeps was fun, we still didn't feel satisfied just yet. For one
thing, we weren't able to use all of the gel colors because, the
blue and green gels looked black when used on top of the orange
pumpkins, and the yellow gel didn't even show up. So it was time to
take matters into our own hands once again...
They're white so all the gel colors will show up easily, and other
than the eyes, each one is like a blank canvas just begging for
Dick Tracy! You
see what I mean? These ghosts are much more suited for multi-colored
gel decorations. And if you disagree, well Dick Tracy might just
have to come bust you in your chops.
Oh no! Someone chopped
off his foot! I told you my artistic skills know no bounds...
in her slave outfit. Settle down boys...
Damnit, I said settle down!
Peep! Hah, that'll calm you boys down. (I think)
I'm not sure exactly
how it happened, but this one's chest appears to have been torn
apart. At least, I think that's what's going on here.
Awww, looks like
somebody needs a diaper! Yes, not only does my artistic ability
shine during moments like these, but so does my maturity.
I think this one was
supposed to be a cheerleader... complete with bloody nipples.
And last but not
least, the yellow polka-dot bikini being worn by a French lady who
hasn't shaved lately. Ooo la la!
So there you have it,
a new collection of peeps that are both artistic and delicious. The
Marshmallow Peeps Decorating Kit is a good idea 'n all, but I
suggest just buying the ghosts and a multi-pack of gel food colors
instead. You'll be able to do a lot more with 'em. And if you do,
email me your Peep decoration photos! Now if you don't mind, I have
some unfinished business...
Yeah, you're not so
invincible now, are you Voorhees!
Want to see more
Marshmallow Peeps fun?
Then check these out!
The Marshmallow Peeps Machine!
A Visit to the Peeps Tour Bus!
Marshmallow Peeps in Outer Space