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Homemade Marshmallow Flowers

All this week I have been joined by amazingly talented bloggers for the Spring Hop Party! On Monday Amy from MomAdvice shared her Peep Martinis and Lisa from The Pennington Point shared her Chalkboard Crosses. Yesterday Karly from Buns in my Oven shared Cadbury Creme Eggs stuffed Cookies and Heather from Whipperberry shared Ham & Cheese Egg Boats!

Today Amy from Positively Splendid is sharing a luscious Orange Dreamsicle Pound Cake and it’s my turn to share my Homemade Marshmallow Flowers.

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Making your own marshmallow can seem quite intimidating, but it’s really not. The hardest thing is working with it fast enough before it begins to set. I used the same recipe that I did when I made the Homemade Peeps. The shape ideas are endless for this Homemade Marshmallow.

Homemade Marshmallow Flowers :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

These Homemade Marshmallow Flowers are perfect for Easter, Spring, maybe a Garden Party! These are just adorable…and delicious too!

Let me show you how to make them…

Homemade Marshmallow Flowers :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

In a large mixing bowl add 1/3 cup cold water and sprinkle with 1 package of  unflavored gelatin, and let set 5 minutes.

Homemade Marshmallow Flowers :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

While the gelatin is setting, cook the sugar and water mixture on the stove. Bring to a boil and add your thermometer, the mixture needs to come to the soft ball stage, about 240 degrees F.

Homemade Marshmallow Flowers :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Then carefully pour the sugar mixture over the gelatin and beat on medium speed {6 on my KitchenAid}.

Homemade Marshmallow Flowers :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Continue beating until soft peaks form and the marshmallow is glossy and white.

Homemade Marshmallow Flowers :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

While the marshmallow is beating, prepare your colored sugar and decorator bags. Place each of the colored sugars on separate paper plates and fit a decorator bag with a #1 large star tip.

Homemade Marshmallow Flowers :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Now this is where I need to apologize, I had to work so fast that the photos did not get taken.

Fill the bag with marshmallow, and quickly pipe stars or flowers onto the colored sugar. I piped about 5 on each plate. Next time I think I will have 2 sets of plates for each color of sugar and pipe 6 or 8 onto each plate.

Carefully roll the marshmallow in the colored sugar and place on wax paper. Push a mini M&M into the center, pushing down all the way.

After the flowers are done, you can serve them like that or make them into flowers.

To assemble the flowers, I wrapped a lollipop stick with green twine and added a small leaf cut from scrapbook paper with a glue dot. For the pot, I filled it with floral foam and added chocolate jimmie sprinkles for the dirt.

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Homemade Marshmallow Flowers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Homemade Marshmallow Flowers

Homemade Marshmallow is easier than you think. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cups cold water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Colored Sugars - your favorite colors
  • Mini M&M's or other candy for centers

Instructions

  1. Pour 1/3 cup cold water into large mixing bowl, sprinkle gelatin over and let set while the sugar is cooking {at least 5 minutes}
  2. Add sugar and 1/4 cup water to a heavy saucepan, bring to boil stirring. Add the thermometer.
  3. Boil until thermometer reaches the soft ball stage, 240 degrees F.
  4. Remove from heat and pour over gelatin.
  5. Beat on medium speed for about 8-10 minutes until soft peaks form
  6. Place colored sugars on separate paper plates
  7. Fit a decorator bag with a #1 large star tip and fill with marshmallow
  8. Pipe marshmallow onto paper plate and coat with colored sugar
  9. Place on wax paper and push a M&M into the center

Notes

The shape ideas are endless, this recipe was originally made into Homemade Peeps. Just work very quickly once the marshmallow is ready.

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Comments

  1. Lisa~ says:

    Oh my goodness these are so adorable! My girls would love making these. I am amazed at your skills. Thanks for the idea! Lisa~

  2. Liz these are the greatest most cheery things I’ve seen all morning!! ♥
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  3. These are just beautiful Liz! Love all the bright colors! Pinning!
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  4. heather says:

    So cute Liz… love’em!
    kisses
    heather
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  5. These are super cute, Liz! I love how Spring-y this project is! Great idea! xo
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  6. These are so adorable!!! Homemade marshmallows have been on my “list” for so long now!!
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  7. Karly says:

    Liz, these are so pretty! I love homemade marshmallows and I especially love how sparkly they are!
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  8. So cute, Liz!!

  9. SO adorable! Love all your wonderful recipes…I feel like I know you..you must remind me of someone I know, cause I feel that way every time I see your photo. =) I am in Ohio, so we are neighbors anyhow. Keep up the great work!
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  10. these are so cute & the colors make me think of spring!

    i’ve never made marshmallow before, i need to give this a try!

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