Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow Monogram Challenge

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Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow

Can you help me figure out the spelling of each word?

Good day friend, I have a real challenge for you today!

To the left is a closeup of a crest on a gorgeous piece of Staffordshire china I recently acquired.  I know this piece was commissioned for the British Admiralty.

What is driving me mad is that some of the gold leaf has rubbed off making the words a wee bit difficult to read.

Can you help me fill in the blanks?

The motto is in Latin, and I’m not worried about the translating bit. I’m trying to figure out the actual spelling of the words.

This piece is featured as the challenge today, because it is chocolate caramel day and I used this compote to serve these.

Chocolate Caramel Marshmallows

Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow on Admiralty Plate

Say hello to Chocolate Caramel Marshmallows!

I speared marshmallows on the ever versatile oyster fork, then dipped them in caramel and chocolate. Yum! Think of oyster forks whenever you might use a toothpick. Much more chic and no single use disposables to end up in the rubbish heap.

The oyster forks with the flat handles are in the George III pattern by Frank M. Whiting, for full details click here.

Last week’s challenge

silver mote spoon

The silver mote spoon is very distinctive with its pierced bowl and pointed tail.

Last week I sent out the mote spoon challenge, asking you for alternate use suggestions.

Congratulations Bev! Please contact me to claim your silver sixpence.


I used a new-to-me recipe for the caramel this week. I took a can of condensed milk, removed the wrapper, and then immersed it in boiling water for about 3 hours.

The can did not explode, although I opened it **very** carefully.  Inside was the most delicious and perfectly cooked caramel you can imagine, much like a dulce de leche.  I dipped in the marshmallows, popped them in the fridge to set and then dipped again in chocolate.  You’ll have to take my word for it, but they are delicious!!

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9 thoughts on “Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow Monogram Challenge

  1. IvetteNo Gravatar

    Found a similar piece online with intact gold lettering:

    SIGIL : OFFI : MAG : ADMIR : MAG : BR : & C.

    Translated to mean The Seal of the Office of the Lord High Admiral of Great Britain.

  2. Elisabeth BallNo Gravatar

    I won’t even begin to guess the missing letters, and someone below did a great job. But, my oh my, those marshmallows look scrumptious! Great way to start the week…

  3. ElizabethNo Gravatar

    Check out this website, it has several more crisp copies of the same insignia,

    but it says
    “:.: SIGIL : OFFI :MAG: ADMIR : MAG : BR: & C.:”

    1. SilverMagpiesNo Gravatar Post author

      I love my readers!!! I KNEW if I tossed this out you would all come through, and look at that, you have.

      Six pence for Ivette and Elizabeth!

  4. Jane F @ AtticmagNo Gravatar

    That’s a super use for oyster forks. I have some and often use them for olives or other things but I love the dessert idea.

    Can’t help with the Latin on the admiralty dish. But would their website have the motto somewhere?


    1. SilverMagpiesNo Gravatar Post author

      Hi Jane –

      I love my oyster forks and really do use them in place of toothpicks. Am finding when we entertain that adults love a twist on the cake pop craze!

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