I had a lot of fun making this cute and pretty Marshmallow Cake. This is actually two old wedding designs of ours rolled into one brand new birthday cake. We started putting mini marshmallows on cakes ages ago, but you know what? it’s still cute, and just as easy as ever. Here’s what you do..
One 6″ Round cake covered in light pink fondant
One 8″ Round cake covered in white fondant
10″ Pink fondant covered cake board, trimmed with ribbon
2 1/2 packs of Mini Marshmallows
1/2 jar of CK Sanding Sugar in Pastel Pink
Small amount of white fondant
Tooth pick or wooden skewer
Small bowl of water, boiled then cooled
Rolling pin – large and small
Number fondant cutters (optional)
Roll out a small amount of white fondant mixed with tylose, using a small rolling pin and some cornflour so it doesn’t stick to your surface. Cut out the birthday number, or you can cut one out using a craft knife.
Dip a toothpick into sugar glue. Wiping most of the glue off, insert it into the base of the number. Allow to dry on a floral mat or non stick surface for at least a day. Then add marshmallows using sugar glue and allow to dry for an hour prior to inserting into the cake.
Using a pastry brush, apply a thin coat of water to the pink cake. You could also use sugar syrup. Then sprinkle some of the sanding sugar on top of the cake. Spread it out using a dry wide paintbrush.
Carefully tilt the cake on any angle, and sprinkle sand sugar down the sides. I placed a cookie sheet underneath to catch the excess sanding sugar. Allow this to set up while you work on the bottom tier.
Using a paintbrush, apply sugar glue to a back of a mini marshmallow, and attach it to the top edge of the bottom tier. Continue to add more marshmallows underneath in a straight line.
Add rows of marshmallows to the cake, alternating the pattern of the colours. When you get near the end, arrange some marshmallows at the base to see how many rows you can squeeze in. Then add all those rows at the same time up the cake. It’s just easier then being stuck with one row to find room for, and gets the spacing right.
Then it’s time to stack the cakes together on the cake board, careful not the touch the sanding sugar too much. Insert the topper, and you are ready to celebrate with this fun and cute party cake.