andertoncakes Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 4:11pm
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I had this idea to form a marshmallow into a ball to make a body and had no idea if it would hold up or even work.I want to make an owl body out of marshmallow and then cover in icing or . Will that work?

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Herekittykitty Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 6:53pm
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Marshmallow is very soft, even if you could get it to form in a ball it would squish/deflate under icing due to the weight and moisture.

However, if you could form it into a ball (I would think you would need some kind of mold to make that happen), covering in a shell of chocolate might help it hold it's shape, then you could ice the chocolate.

andertoncakes Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 3:38pm
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Thank you. So if I just carve a body from cake would that be better than any other medium? I have never done anything like this. I'm just getting into the bigger stuff. I carved my first cake a few weeks ago and it wasn't much but it freaked me out a bit. Any help you could offer I would greatly appreciate.

TexasSugar Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 3:52pm
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It depends on how big you want it. If it is more on the smaller side I would just make it out of fondant/gumpaste.

Herekittykitty Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 4:08pm
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What TexasSugar said. OR, you could make the body out of Rice Krispy Treats covered in icing. That will be light and hold it's shape.

andertoncakes Posted 18 Jan 2012 , 12:45am
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Originally Posted by Herekittykitty

What TexasSugar said. OR, you could make the body out of Rice Krispy Treats covered in icing. That will be light and hold it's shape.





That helps me a lot. I think I like the rice crispy idea. I was going to use a 6 inch layer cake and cut it into a ball. I could sculpt that easier than cake. icon_biggrin.gif

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