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how can I make puffy clouds?

post #1 of 17
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I am wanting to make some puffy clouds, and am wondering if anyone has tried melting and piping marshmallows... would it work? I haven't had much experience with melted marshmallows, so I've no idea if this is a silly idea or not. I just love the idea of it being soft and puffy icon_smile.gif

If that's a no-go, how would I do my clouds, any ideas?
post #2 of 17
I don't think piping would work. But, how about this -- Pour flour into a 9X13 pan until it is at least 2 inches thick. Take some marbles and make little cloud shaped indents in the flour. Melt some marshmallows. Gently spoon melted marshmallow into the cloud shaped indents. Let it set up for at least an hour. Gently pick up marshmallows and pat the flour off.
post #3 of 17
you can pipe fluffy clouds with buttercream frosting.
post #4 of 17
Take white fondant and shape it to the shape you want then attach to cake.
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post #5 of 17
Have you thought of using cotton candy to make clouds with? It is just a thought.
post #6 of 17
I thought the buttercream bubbles looked cloud like...

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1413657
post #7 of 17
Buttercream clouds are the easiest! Once they crust over, you can smooth them a little bit.
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post #8 of 17
I went through this exact same thing last week, where I was contemplating doing marshmallow clouds, but ended up doing them in RKT....so easy! I just made the shapes, and the bumps in the rice krispies added to the overall effect. I covered in white mmf and painted with luster dust....it's on my Dora cake.
http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1932137
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by LilaLoa

I don't think piping would work. But, how about this -- Pour flour into a 9X13 pan until it is at least 2 inches thick. Take some marbles and make little cloud shaped indents in the flour. Melt some marshmallows. Gently spoon melted marshmallow into the cloud shaped indents. Let it set up for at least an hour. Gently pick up marshmallows and pat the flour off.



wow thats a great idea!!!
post #10 of 17
I love the idea of using marbles in flour to make cloud shapes. I must try this technique.
post #11 of 17
It might be a humidity issue, but if we leave cotton candy on a cake overnight it will disolve into sugar crystals.
post #12 of 17
mysweetandsaucy.com has a great tutorial for fondant clouds:

http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com/2009/10/goodies-galore/

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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by metria

mysweetandsaucy.com has a great tutorial for fondant clouds:

http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com/2009/10/goodies-galore/

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they look great!

I've used pashmak (Persian fairy floss) before - it looks great, but dissolves after a couple hours, so you have to put it on just before serving/presenting. So it's really only any good for a family event where you'll be able to place it at the last minute. I imagine in high-humidity, or a steamy kitchen it would dissolve even quicker.
post #14 of 17
A super easy and fast way to make clouds is to buy cotton candy (a bucket from Wal-Mart cost 2.00) roll them into little ball shapes attach to each other with a bit of piping gel. Kids especially love this.
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post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input ladies, time for some experiments!
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