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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Marshmallow Cupcakes

I got this recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook and it's the first time I've made it. I love a cupcake but I have to say even I found these ones very sweet. However if you do have a sweet tooth then they could be the ones for you. My frosting didn't turn out as normal either today - I'm just maybe not having a good baking day to be honest! I was going to abandon this effort altogether but was happy that I'd used some Pasmak on the cakes. I received a packet of Pashmak as a gift - it is 'persian fairy floss' and the flavour I have is Rose. It is like a refined version of seaside candy floss. The make of my packet is Pariya - it's worth trying just for the unusual texture - it's a bit like fibreglass! As the cupcakes were already very sweet I thought I'd gild the lily just a bit more by adding a little finish of pasmak on the top.

The recipe can be found here.


  1. Oh my, these look delicious! I think I'll make them for Easter! Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. These look lovely. I just bought the Love Bakery cookbook by Samantha Blears, which has loads of unusual cupcake recipes. Claire x

  3. I love marshmallows, so I think I'd like this! It looks really pretty too :)

  4. I have a birthday party for one of my boys next week and I think these would be a lovely addition to the birthday table! I'm not sure where to get pashmak but it makes them look very special!

  5. Thanks for your comments.
    Claire - I'll check out the cookbook - thanks for the tip.
    Nessa - My pashmak was sent to me by a friend in Sydney. I've been looking around to see if you can get it in the UK but had no joy so far. The only place I can think of that might sell it is Harvey Nichols food hall - I'll try and have a look this week and let you know.

  6. I must have missed this post! What an amazing one it is as well..

    I love the way you've decorated them.