OK I am wanting to use marshmallows on top of my daughters birthday cake to look like clouds, I would like them melted together but still want them to retain their shape. Any hints on the best method to try?
I would put them on a greased cookie sheet in little piles then pop in a warm oven (250) and WATCH them - you just want them to melt not turn brown - unless you want storm clouds.
Put them in a glass bowl in microwave on high for ten second intervals until you achieve a slight melt. They will stick together and still be lumpy enough to look like clouds.
Spoon onto wax paper or parchment to let them cool, remove from parchment and place on cake.
Out of curiosity, I did a test in the microwave. I bunched some MM together in cloudish shape on a plate and began microwaving at 10 second intervals. They are now melted together and retained the shape. At this point (after about 4 intervals in my very old microwave), they still resemble marshmallows. I'm not sure whether that is the look you're trying to achieve. Try this out. I tested w/ my small spatula and it could easily be moved from the plate to the top of cake. Another option might be to use marshmallow fluff.
You have to give them a stir. Sorry, I left that out.
Also, it would be beneficial to let them cool because they could melt buttercream, fondant may be alright though.
How about greasing a plastic icing bag placing the melted MM inside and using a large circle tip to form the clouds. Seems the easiest way to go in my opinion.
thanks for all the suggestions, I'll see what works best and will have a picture up tomorrow of the cake!! I'm so excited!!
looking around in the internet i found the folowing in "SWEET AND SAUCY"
Since the clouds were just too much fun I thought I would show a quick tutorial on how we made them. First roll random size balls of fondant and stick them together with a little dab of water or egg whites. Then roll a thin sheet of fondant and cover the balls. Next sculpt around the balls to form one large cloud. And finally I airbrushed the whole cake with pearl luster dust to give it a shimmer.
I am trying to add picture but it seems that it is not going tru
go to the site so that you can see the clouds.
maybe this will help you for next time, since it seems that you already made your cake.
today, i used cotton candy for clouds on a carved f-16 thunderbird jet cake
Marshmallow fluff will ooze all over the place. Don't use it!
Thanks, prterrell, for correcting me on the marshmallow fluff suggestion. I've never used it by itself, so I didn't realize it would ooze so much.
What about using gumpaste and a cloud cookie cutter, then putting them on wire. You could have them above the cake that way...Would luv to see photo of what you end up doing when you're done!
I have seen the clouds on Sweet and Saucy's site and have used that method on one of my cakes for hair on the top of a little lamb's head. It works great and produces a very realistic looking effect!
sorry can't figure out how to attach a picture of the cake but you can search for it. it is titled "Ponyville Castle"