Monday, March 28, 2011

Tea for 2: Flower Marshmallows

I have a confession to make.  I have a small culinary crush on Alton Brown.  I know, some people think he is annoying.  I know I did at first.  But I love, Love, LOVE him now!  He is a genius in the kitchen and makes anything look possible.  So I have been wanting to make some marshmallows ever since I saw this episode of Good Eats.

The catch was, I wanted mine to be be shaped like flowers for Cassy's Tea Party.
So I took my flower ice trays from Ikea
I sprayed them down really well with cooking spray
Then coated them with the powder sugar/cornstarch mixture for Alton's recipe.
 When the marshmallow was ready, I put it in my mold.
 The marshmallow on the left was piped in.  This was a big old mess and doesn't look very good.
So I went to plan B.  The 'mallow on the right turned out much better!
I just coated my hands with some oil, then scooped out some marshmallow with my fingers and squished it into the molds.
I sprinkled the top with more sugar/cornstarch and let them sit over night.  They came out so easy!
These would be so fun in lots of colors for a Spring or Easter party!
Stay tuned for the rest of the Tea for 2 Party!


  1. that is a great idea! I love Alton Brown, but I am also a nerd for the process of how things work, so his show is perfect.

  2. Very Cute!!!!
    I'd love it if you would link up over at the Glitter Party!!!

  3. I love Alton Brown. He's taught me so much about food!

    Love those lil trays from Ikea!

  4. Alison-

    If you have a moment tonight, please stop by and share this with my readers @ Creative Juice Thursday. Party starts @ 7pm CST. Get your crafting shoes on. Hope to see you there...

  5. hiya, yummmy project and tutorial , i am visitng from handy man crafty woman and i am your newest follower too hope you can visit me too

  6. Fun!! I've never tried making marshmallows but would love to try. Thanks for linking these up too!

  7. Great Idea! I would love to float one in a cup of hot chocolate! Bring a little fun to my ordinary drink...this would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party...if you get a sec, pop on over and link up!
    Oh, and I found you at Fireflies and Jellybeans!

  8. These are so pretty! thanks for linking this up to my our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party.

  9. Such a great idea. These would be perfect for a tea party.

  10. ooo, these are cute! I'm just picturing you with your hands full of marshmallow. It's like a super sticky grownup's playdoh :)

    Thanks for linking this to Sweets This Week.


  11. Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you back this week!

  12. How fun! I would have never thought to do this. Great idea!

    Thanks for linking this project up with For the Kids Fridays! I appreciate you stopping by, and hope to have you back for this week’s party! I’ll be posting it later tonight.

    rachel at

  13. Those are really cute! Great job!