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Give marshmallow flowers instead of regular flowers for a cute (and edible) surprise!

Marshmallow Flower Bouquet

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 teaspoon powdered gelatin

  • 1/3 cup cold water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup cold water

  • 1/2 vanilla bean pod (seeds only)

  • Pink & yellow food coloring

  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar

  • 2 tablespoons corn starch

  • Lollipop sticks

  • Hard candy

Instructions

  1. Pour 1/3 cup of cold water into the bowl of an electric mixer and sprinkle the powdered gelatin on top. Let sit for 5 minutes.

  2. Place the sugar and 1/4 cup cold water in a small pot and set to medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar has melted.

  3. Attach a candy thermometer to the pot and boil the sugar until it reaches 238F. Brush the sides of the pot with a wet pastry brush if sugar crystals stick to the sides.

  4. Add the hot sugar to the gelatin and stir the mixture by hand whisking for a few minutes to slightly cool. Then beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 8-10 minutes, until soft peaks form. Then add the vanilla bean seeds and mix well.

  5. Place a small amount of marshmallow mixture in a bowl and dye it yellow. Dye the remaining marshmallow pink. Place both marshmallow mixtures in piping bags fitted with round tips.

  6. Generously spray a flower-shaped mold with cooking spray. Pipe yellow into the center of the flowers. Pipe pink around the yellow to make the petals. Set the marshmallows aside for 2-3 hours, until firm.

  7. Combine the confectioner's sugar and corn starch in a small bowl. Gently unmold the marshmallows and dust in the sugar and corn starch mixture. Bounce the marshmallows in a mesh sieve to remove any extra powder.

  8. Stick the marshmallows onto lollipop sticks and arrange them in a vase or cute mug filled with hard candy.

Marshmallow Flower Bouquet
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