31 August 2009

More cupcakes

These are the cupcakes I made for the girls at the mums vs dads netball game. They disappeared in 5 minutes.
I've been having heaps of fun making marshmallow for the icing instead of buttercream. I've discovered this is great for those with a dairy or egg allergy and is fun too!
Making marshmallow is easy. I've put the recipe below.

2 tablespoons gelatine
1/2 cup water
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
any colour and flavours such as peppermint, strawberry or vanilla.

Add first measure of water to gelatine, mix and set aside for a few minutes to absorb. Then heat second measure of water and sugar and dissolve in a saucepan. When the sugar is dissolved, heat the the gelatine mix quickly (I chuck it in the microwave for 20 secs) and pour into the sugar mixture. Bring to the boil and boil it for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool to lukewarm.
Mix the syrup (a mixer is the best, using the whisk attachments) until white and thick and then add your choice of colour and/or flavour.
If you want to make the marshmallow into little treat sizes then pour the mixture into a tin which is wet with water (makes it easier to get out later) and refrigerate.
If you want to use it to top cupcakes then make sure you do this straight away as the mixture starts setting rather quickly. Spoon it into a piping bag and have some sticky fun!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the marshmellow recipe Mon. Am gonna try it myself now.