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marshmallow village

I’m starting to think there is nothing marshmallows can’t become… like these li’l houses. Easy to make, fun to create, and totally edible.

how to make marshmallow houses

you will need:*
edible pens
white rolled fondant
black food coloring
2 1/2 inch circle cookie cutter
wax paper

rolling pin

light corn syrup

*Edible pens are found at craft stores, though I prefer Americolor gourmet writers (harder to find in stores, but more color options and finer tips). Find fondant and food coloring at the craft store.

step one: make your roof
Add one or two drops of black frosting color (to make gray) to a palmful of fondant and knead very well, until fully blended (if fondant gets too sticky from the handling, let sit uncovered at room temperature about 15 minutes to stiffen). Roll gray fondant between two pieces of wax paper thinly, about 1/8 inch. Cut out a circle with the cutter and cut the circle in half. Fold semi-circle into a cone shape and mush edges together to seal. Adjust the cone and the point at the top as needed with your fingers. Set cones aside on wax paper to stiffen about an hour.

step two: draw your house
Draw the facade of a house on a marshmallow with the edible pens. Some tips: Let the marshmallow sit uncovered for an hour or so to stiffen a bit on the outside. This isn’t necessary, but helps control any bleeding from the pens. Also, I used the black marker last, to outline the design I made with the other colors, and I was able to get more detail by drawing with the very tips of the pens.

step three: assemble your house
Dab your finger in the corn syrup and rub along the top of the marshmallow at the edges. Gently press cone on top (with the edges that were sealed in the back) and let dry.

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  1. Me and My Pink Mixer
    Posted January 19, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Too cute! You are so talented – who would have known marshmallows had so much potential!!

  2. Sue Sparks
    Posted January 19, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    These are the cutest things ever! SO CLEVER!!! I finally bought the Americolor writers:), so will have to put them to use!

  3. J+S
    Posted January 20, 2010 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    These look like a little European village. Love it!


  4. Marian (Sweetopia)
    Posted January 20, 2010 at 12:34 am | Permalink

    OMG!! I LOVE these guys!! They are so cute!!
    (I know I'm sounding like a valley-girl lol – but you made the words come out ;-)

  5. Jeanette
    Posted January 20, 2010 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    So cute!

  6. Katie Yoon
    Posted January 20, 2010 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    very cute! I love them alot.

  7. Mini Baker
    Posted January 20, 2010 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    SOOOO adorable! I love them!
    -Mini Baker

    Posted January 20, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    It's like Smurf Village but even cuter!!! Love it!

  9. Anonymous
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 8:32 am | Permalink


    btw, you have two "step one"s

  10. Chic Cookies
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    thanks all! oh geez, thanks for the edit! I'll fix right away…

  11. Skipping Skones
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    These are soooooo cute!

  12. samsstuff
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I saw these in Craftzine & thought I'd stop by to say how cute & clever they are!

  13. Kristina
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    This sounds like a perfect project for when I babysit tomorrow night! I may make a stop at Michael's tomorrow!

    Thanks for the idea!

  14. baby cribs
    Posted March 29, 2011 at 3:25 am | Permalink

    This is a really nice idea you have here! So adorable and so fantastic!

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