It's #FolkloreThursday, y'all! What better day to reveal one of my fairytale-inspired creations! (This is what was alluded to in that previous pic.)
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In the youth book club I host we recently read Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by @lieslshurtliff, and food, or rather the lack thereof, plays a major role, just like in the old tales dating from a time when having enough food was an everyday struggle; a struggle that sometimes led people to do desperate things.
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In this reimagining, Rumpelstiltskin is a twelve-year-old boy named Rump who discovers, and is then repeatedly drawn to, his mother's old spinning wheel. At one point he needs to go on a journey and he takes only the spindle as a memento of her; the spinning wheel being the only thing of hers he has. Because of this special spindle and because spinning (of course!) is a major part of this tale, I was inspired to make these edible spindles with golden "thread"!
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Take a Nilla wafer & carefully twirl the blade of a clean, small knife (a craft blade is best) in the center to create a hole large enough to gently twist a chocolate Pocky stick into, up to the chocolate line (flat side of the Nilla up). Use cookie icing where the pocky & wafer connect to seal them together well. Heat a caramel piece in the microwave for a few seconds until it's pliable, & then roll it out into a long thin string (used for more than 1 spindle). Put a small amt. of cookie icing at the base of the chocolate part of the Pocky, & then wrap the caramel string around the base, thick at the bottom then dwindling to the top (see photo). Use edible gold spray or gold luster dust w/ a tiny amt. of almond extract to paint the caramel string gold (use a small clean paintbrush).
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What other folk and fairytales can you think of that involve a spinning wheel? There is a very well-known one, of course, but also several others ;).
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 @nillawafers @pockyusa #Rump #Rumpelstiltskin #middlegrade #childrensbooks #folklore #fairytales #spinningwheel #spindle #fandomfood #fictionfood #book #bookstagram #bookfood #gold #LieslShurtliff
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  • fictionfoodIt's #FolkloreThursday, y'all! What better day to reveal one of my fairytale-inspired creations! (This is what was alluded to in that previous pic.)
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    In the youth book club I host we recently read Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by @lieslshurtliff, and food, or rather the lack thereof, plays a major role, just like in the old tales dating from a time when having enough food was an everyday struggle; a struggle that sometimes led people to do desperate things.
    .
    In this reimagining, Rumpelstiltskin is a twelve-year-old boy named Rump who discovers, and is then repeatedly drawn to, his mother's old spinning wheel. At one point he needs to go on a journey and he takes only the spindle as a memento of her; the spinning wheel being the only thing of hers he has. Because of this special spindle and because spinning (of course!) is a major part of this tale, I was inspired to make these edible spindles with golden "thread"!
    .
    Take a Nilla wafer & carefully twirl the blade of a clean, small knife (a craft blade is best) in the center to create a hole large enough to gently twist a chocolate Pocky stick into, up to the chocolate line (flat side of the Nilla up). Use cookie icing where the pocky & wafer connect to seal them together well. Heat a caramel piece in the microwave for a few seconds until it's pliable, & then roll it out into a long thin string (used for more than 1 spindle). Put a small amt. of cookie icing at the base of the chocolate part of the Pocky, & then wrap the caramel string around the base, thick at the bottom then dwindling to the top (see photo). Use edible gold spray or gold luster dust w/ a tiny amt. of almond extract to paint the caramel string gold (use a small clean paintbrush).
    .
    What other folk and fairytales can you think of that involve a spinning wheel? There is a very well-known one, of course, but also several others ;).
    .
    @nillawafers @pockyusa #Rump #Rumpelstiltskin #middlegrade #childrensbooks #folklore #fairytales #spinningwheel #spindle #fandomfood #fictionfood #book #bookstagram #bookfood #gold #LieslShurtliff

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