zespri Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 8:00am
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I am wanting to make some puffy clouds, and am wondering if anyone has tried melting and piping marshmallows... would it work? I haven't had much experience with melted marshmallows, so I've no idea if this is a silly idea or not. I just love the idea of it being soft and puffy icon_smile.gif

If that's a no-go, how would I do my clouds, any ideas?

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LilaLoa Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 8:52am
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I don't think piping would work. But, how about this -- Pour flour into a 9X13 pan until it is at least 2 inches thick. Take some marbles and make little cloud shaped indents in the flour. Melt some marshmallows. Gently spoon melted marshmallow into the cloud shaped indents. Let it set up for at least an hour. Gently pick up marshmallows and pat the flour off.

beenie51 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 9:54am
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you can pipe fluffy clouds with buttercream frosting.

leepat Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 11:34am
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Take white fondant and shape it to the shape you want then attach to cake.

blissfulbaker Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 12:31pm
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Have you thought of using cotton candy to make clouds with? It is just a thought.

tokazodo Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 12:49pm
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I thought the buttercream bubbles looked cloud like...

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1413657

ChRiStY_71 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 1:59pm
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Buttercream clouds are the easiest! Once they crust over, you can smooth them a little bit.

Bskinne Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 2:13pm
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I went through this exact same thing last week, where I was contemplating doing marshmallow clouds, but ended up doing them in RKT....so easy! I just made the shapes, and the bumps in the rice krispies added to the overall effect. I covered in white mmf and painted with luster dust....it's on my Dora cake.
http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1932137

CakeandDazzle Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 2:15pm
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Originally Posted by LilaLoa

I don't think piping would work. But, how about this -- Pour flour into a 9X13 pan until it is at least 2 inches thick. Take some marbles and make little cloud shaped indents in the flour. Melt some marshmallows. Gently spoon melted marshmallow into the cloud shaped indents. Let it set up for at least an hour. Gently pick up marshmallows and pat the flour off.




wow thats a great idea!!!

CakeCrystals Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 6:21pm

I love the idea of using marbles in flour to make cloud shapes. I must try this technique.

Kaylani Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 6:26pm

It might be a humidity issue, but if we leave cotton candy on a cake overnight it will disolve into sugar crystals.

metria Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 6:34pm

mysweetandsaucy.com has a great tutorial for fondant clouds:

http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com/2009/10/goodies-galore/

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Coral3 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 10:59pm
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mysweetandsaucy.com has a great tutorial for fondant clouds:

http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com/2009/10/goodies-galore/

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they look great!

I've used pashmak (Persian fairy floss) before - it looks great, but dissolves after a couple hours, so you have to put it on just before serving/presenting. So it's really only any good for a family event where you'll be able to place it at the last minute. I imagine in high-humidity, or a steamy kitchen it would dissolve even quicker.

Sorelle Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 11:28pm

A super easy and fast way to make clouds is to buy cotton candy (a bucket from Wal-Mart cost 2.00) roll them into little ball shapes attach to each other with a bit of piping gel. Kids especially love this.

zespri Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 1:48am

Thanks for the input ladies, time for some experiments!

mfillion Posted 14 May 2013 , 11:44pm

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mysweetandsaucy.com has a great tutorial for fondant clouds:

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I've just finished making clouds this method and they are very easy and cute!!!

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