How does a person in her right mind propose covering a marshmallow in more sugar? It’s a valid question. For starters, I like sweets. I do. I have always had a powerful sweet tooth and have been known to eat chocolate chip cookies for dinner when I think I can get away with it.
But this is about more than just achieving sugar nirvana. A handful of marshmallows or a spoonful of brown sugar gets me there. (Not that I have ever set a spoon on my kitchen counter for the sole purpose of nabbing little spoonfuls of brown sugar every time I pass the jar – not really, not ever. Or not much. Rarely, really. Just once. Or so. Anyway.) This is about taking a strange little canvas and decorating it in the way it deserves. This is the miniature millinery of dessert. The chinoiserie wallpaper of a dollhouse living room. Dress it up, make it fancy. Put a bow tie on that butterfly.