Tuesday 1 November 2022

Angry Bird Hatchling Vanilla Caramel Coconut Plushiemallows

 This was a fun and hilarious birthday bake for my younger kid. Angry Bird hatchling marshmallows!

Here's a peek at the plushiemallows (the name I give my character marshmallows modelled after real plush toys) together with the actual plushies!

You can tell which is my kid's favourite by identifying the scruffiest looking plushie 😆

Here's a fun video I put together to show you how squishy they are!

Marshmallows taste the best toasted in my opinion, because the caramelization of the exterior and transformation of the interior into moist gooey-ness brings a flavour explosion and textural contrast that non toasted marshmallows cannot achieve.

And so, I made another fun video of before and after toasting!

I don't have a blowtorch at home so using the grill function of the oven takes some trial and error. A few seconds is all it takes to go from lightly browned to charred 😆.

Here's a side-by-side comparison of toasted and untoasted plushiemallows.

My apologies for not revealing much about the technical aspects of this bake as I am in the process of writing the next book in our Creative Baking series, Deco Marshmallows. These hatchlings are made using two techniques that I will share in the book. Templating technique and assembling various pieces to form a character.

Here's a peek at some of the small marshmallow parts made using templates before assembly:

Really excited about sharing the techniques as it will be really helpful for those of you who are artistically challenged and do better if you don't have to pipe everything by freehand, which is very much the status quo in the character marshmallows arena at the present.

with lots of love,

Phay Shing

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