Monday 11 December 2023

Penguin and Reindeer Marshmallows

 As Christmas approaches, I start to give some thought to the log cakes I am making for family and friends. Log cakes need some decorations too so I thought it's fitting to include some cute and squishy characters as toppers 😊.

Marshmallows can be made ahead of time and frozen until ready to use as decorations or for consumption so they make perfect cake decorations. Much more fun than fondant or plastic decorations since you can squish them!

Here are some pictures of the piped marshmallows before dusting.

Here's the reel for piping steps of the marshmallows!

Making characters like these need marshmallow batter of different consistencies. E.g. Stiffer batter for the body and head, softer batter for the white belly and face patches. Marshmallows is one genre where technique and learning how to work with your equipment and environment is more important than the ingredient list of the recipe because meringues and gelling agents like gelatin and agar are involved. Find out more about how to master this fun confection and how you can tweak the basic recipe to include different flavours and fillings in my Deco Marshmallows book!

with love,

Phay Shing


  1. They're so pretty! Im learning how to make christmas macaroons for sell them and make extra money. Im still young and i dont know what kind of work i would like do for life, but it looks good and watch your work is very inspiring! Thanks for your content. Please, keep posting! I will try this, or sure.

    1. Hi Sara, Thank you so much for your kind words! Feel free to drop me a DM on Instagram if you need some technical guidance for macarons or the marshmallows in this post. Wishing you all the best in your journey or discovering what you can do!