Wednesday, November 20, 2013

DIY Marshmallow Cakes

When I saw these adorable little Marshmallow Cakes on Icing Designs, I just knew I had to try and recreate them for Kenley's Birthday Party. It was such a fun project and I'm really happy with how they turned out, so I figured I'd give you all a tutorial so you can make them for your next birthday event! 

Here's what you need/what I used {this can vary slightly based on what you're doing}...

                                                                                *1 bag of large marshmallows
                                                                                *1 bag of WHITE Wilton's Candy Melts
                                                                                *1 bag of YELLOW Wilton's Candy Melts
                                                                                *YELLOW Sprinkles
                                                                                *PINK Sprinkles
                                                                                *RED Food Coloring
                                                                                *Parchment Paper
                                                                                *Decorating Squeeze Bottle
                                                                                *Toothpicks
                                                                                *Mini Cupcake Liners

STEP 1: This is important, pour yourself a nice big fat glass of wine. Everything is better with wine and cooking crafts are no different!


STEP 2: Time to get to work. The first thing you're going to do is put together your candles. I did this by melting some white candy melts following the instructions on the bag. 
I wasn't sure how many of the melts to use, so I threw in about 25 and that was more than enough.


STEP 3: After the candy is melted, pour it in to a handy dandy little squeeze bottle {found at Michaels} and then begin "drawing" the base for the candles on a sheet of parchment paper. 
 It took a few to get the hang of it and I found that tapping the top of the squeeze bottle on the counter in between each one helped eliminate air. You can tell a few of them got air bubbles, but I made a TON just to be sure I had enough good ones in the end. 


STEP 4: *CRUCIAL!* You need to let your candles dry COMPLETELY! It is if utter importance that you practice some patience {this is where the wine comes in handy} and let these suckers harden all the way before moving on to the next step. 


STEP 5: Once your candles are completely dry, repeat steps 2 & 3 using either yellow Candy Melts or adding yellow food coloring to the white {I use yellow melts}. This time you will be adding the flame to the top of the candle. You want to be sure that the flame is connected to the base creating one piece when dried. 


STEP 6: Before the yellow hardens, add yellow sprinkles creating the look of being lit! 


STEP 7: Refill your wine and once again wait for the candy to completely harden. I'd say it took about 20-30 minutes. Once the candles are completely dry, pop them off the parchment paper and move them to a plate. 
HOLY CRAP, THEY ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE CANDLES! 


STEP 8: Melt more candy, this time use the color frosting you'd like. I just added red food coloring to the white this time to create a lovely pink color. 


STEP 9: Dip your marshmallow. I dipped it a little less than half way, swished it around and then shook off any excess. 


STEP 10: Immediately after dipping the marshmallow grab a toothpick and create a hole. Next, gently insert the candle. Because the frosting will be warm, the candle will melt, so be sure not to you're not pushing it too low. And finally, sprinkle the top with your choice of sprinkles. Then once again wait for the candy to harden.

VOILA! 

Adorable little marshmallow cakes!


To complete the project I bought these mini cupcake liners off Etsy and used those to serve the marshmallows. 


16 comments:

Erin LFF said...

Just so you know, you're already hired to throw my children's birthday parties. THANKSSSSS :)

hello erin said...

Stop being so cute and crafty!! I love theses... They're cute and look delicious!!

~Dawn~ said...

O.M.G....pretty much the cutest idea I've ever seen. Nice work!

Anonymous said...

They were so cute!! I do not know where you get the time or patience to do all of this. xo m

Bridget said...

So adorable!!!

Carolyn said...

So stinking cute! Can we talk about how I've transformed you into a baking and crafting Beeb?!?!

Ashley said...

These are adorable!!

Sami said...

Those are too cute! So creative too! Love them :)

ajs {of MN} said...

these are RIDICULOUSLY cute!! i wondered how you made them and didnt realize they were MARSHMALLOWS!!

i will be pinning this to make for something, ANYTHING! thanks for sharing!

and yes... wine while cooking, baking crafting is a MUST!

Hannah said...

Those are too cute! I never would have thought to make little marshmallow cupcakes! You make it look so simple, I might have to try it out sometime :)

Ashley said...

These are super cute and look rather simple to make!! Cute touch for the party!!

Kelsey said...

SO in love with these! They turned out so good.

WinterBenson said...

Aw they're super cute!

Confessions of a Northern Belle said...

These are amazing!

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