Marshmallow Topping Is Soupy!

Decorating By CuteCakeName Updated 5 Jun 2008 , 10:38pm by LeanneW

CuteCakeName Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 3:55pm
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I am making s'mores cupcakes (from the Cake Mix Doctor) for my Girl Scout troop's end-of-the-year party. They call for a marshmallow topping made with a 13 oz jar of marshmallow creme, 3 tablespoons of sour cream and a teaspoon of vanilla. It says to beat the ingredients on medium until fluffy, about 1 minute. Well, as soon as I turned the beaters on, the mixture went soupy and never came anywhere close to fluffy! I tried adding powdered sugar, but after a cup and a half, it was still soupy and now sickeningly sweet, too. Any ideas on what went wrong? I don't have any more marshmallow creme, but I have plenty of marshmallows. Can I try the recipe again using melted marshmallows?

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LeanneW Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 4:09pm
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that topping sound delicious.

I am no marshmallow expert but I am guessing you could use melted marshmallow.

here is a recipe for homemade marshmallow creme

what about adding gelatin to your soupy mixture?

I am inetrested in what happens, keep us posted

michellenj Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 4:17pm
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It should firm up some if you refrigerate it.

CuteCakeName Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 4:20pm
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Originally Posted by michellenj

It should firm up some if you refrigerate it.

Well, crap. icon_mad.gif I already threw it out. I'll try again with melted marshmallows... wish me luck.

cupcakemkr Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 4:44pm
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that stinks, not sure why it would happen, never have used that recipe.

this is a really great marshmallow tasting recipe, it is very easy to make and soooooo yummy:

Fluffy Boiled Icing
3 Tablespoons meringue powder
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup water
Yield: Makes 8 cups icing.

Beat meringue powder and 1/2 cup cold water until stiff, about 4 minutes.
In microwave safe bowl stir sugar, corn syrup and 1/2 cup water.
In microwave bring syrup mixture to a boil (approx. 5 minutes).
Remove, let mixture cool slightly (1-2 minutes).
Slowly add syrup to meringue mixture.
Beat on HIGH for 4 minutes.

For top of range: Mix sugar, corn syrup and water in 2 qt. saucepan. Bring to boil; cool slightly and follow directions above.

CuteCakeName Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 4:20am
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Thanks, everyone. I tried the recipe again (this time using a 16oz bag of marshmallows and melting like I would for MMF), and it turned out okay. I still wouldn't call it "fluffy", but I was able to spoon it on top of the cupcakes and stick them in the fridge to firm it up and keep it from running down the sides. The recipe turned out pretty good overall, but it is definitely sticky. I had marshmallows on my counter, in my hair, on my elbow!?! Not a pretty sight. Thanks again.


LeanneW Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 10:38pm
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i totally get it... I have frosting in my hair right now, at least it smells good

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