Don’t let social media fool you. Have you heard the quote
“Don’t compare your behind the scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel”
It’s true. The thing about social media is people only post the good bits or the good photos, the highlight reel. In reality, the abs on that ripped goddess just look like rolls when she’s not flexing, that cute couple posting their every move aren’t spending quality time together whilst glued to their phones, those flaunting lavish lifestyle’s probably have the most debt, that photo taken in Santorini is not as blissful as it looks, there are another 10000 tourists pushing you out the way to take it next (trust me, I was assaulted by many a selfie stick there), the people with just 10 likes have more real life friends than those with 100+, the girl posting almost naked photos has body insecurities too, that guy from school really hates his ‘dream job’ and those Minnie Mouse Marshallow Pops are most definitely photoshopped…
My sister threw a little birthday party for her twin girls’ first birthday last week. Scrolling and pinning on Pinterest she created a cute, pink and white kids birthday party. Top of her list for artsy Pinterest creations was Minnie Mouse Marshmallow Pops they looked simple enough so we got to work.
Donna got to work making the pink icing bows using a mould, except they were so freaking small she struggled to get them out of the mould and ended up taking HOURS to make just 25 tiny bows.
Cheryl proceeded to decorate the marshmallows by sticking a Pinterest worthy straw in the top and dipping the bottom half of the marshmallows into pink melted candy then coating with pink sugar then leaving them to set for 30 minutes.
Next up was sticking the Mini Oreo ears and tiny bows on top using white melted candy, simples…
After the first one though it became apparent we had been hoodwinked (genuinely have never used that word in my life before, random?!) because when left to set the ears were squint and Minnie looked like she had bird poop all over her head unlike the Pinterest perfect photo my sister had pinned a few weeks back.
I’m convinced the white candy was photoshopped out on the Pinterest picture either that they used superglue, damn we should have just used Superglue, kids eat stuff they shouldn’t all the time anyway it would have been fine, right? Donna went through a phase of eating Lego and she turned out OK.
The Oreos ears were too heavy for Minnie’s tiny little Marshmallow head and it would take a full head slathering of candy to get them to stick. We tried separating the Oreos and using each side as an ear but still had the same problem.
Eventually after an hour or so of trying, Cheryl decided to improvise, popping out to her local shop and picking up some Cadburys Chocolate Buttons, which proved much lighter and easier to stay put on top of the marshmallow heads. Muggins here was left to assemble the final product..
And that my friends is why you shouldn’t believe everything you see on social media… 3 people, several HOURS, lots of trial and error and some ad libbin’ later they were complete. Tell me what’s wrong with plain old top hats?
Thank goodness she got an actual cake designer to make the birthday cake, phew.
Here are two that had me laughing out loud!
Have you ever made or attempted to make a Pinterest creation?
Do you find yourself comparing yourself to people on social media?
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