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The second method was to use fresh Peeps and see what would happen. With my science teaching background I had a more than sneaking suspicition it wouldn't work. Why? Well, In order to make sure I don't have bubbles in the mold making material I have to use a vacuum chamber to lower the pressure and extract any trapped air in the viscous silicone material. However, when you put marshmallows into a vacuum chamber this happens...
Thus the Peeps became deformed and no mold could be made.
The final way was to make clay Peeps and use them as the positives. I missed most art classes growing up because I took choir instead, but it's good to know you are never to old to learn. The clay positives worked beautifully and I had my mold.
After experimenting in the Gelaboratory with different concentrations of ingredients, I came up the right blend of flavors to mimic the Peeps taste. For extra authenticity I rolled the Peeps in yellow sugar and painted on eyes with vegetable dye markers.
Happy Easter everyone!