Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

1/4 oz. unflavored powdered gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/8 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla paste


In a large bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water. Allow to seep for 10 minutes. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/8 cup water. Bring to a vigorous boil and boil for 1 minute. Pour boiling syrup into gelatin and mix at high speed for 1 minute. Add the salt and vanilla and beat for 12 minutes. Quickly spread on one dozen cooled cupcakes. Allow to set (about 15 minutes) then brown with a small torch, or in the broiler. Be careful!

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My thoughts:

This is a really marshmallow-y icing. In fact, it basically sets up into an actual marshmallow after a day or so, which you need if you are going to toast it, although it is just as tasty untoasted. If you want a lighter more traditional marshmallow frosting, try this fluffy white icing, just don’t try and toast it. However, I don’t want this recipe’s extreme marshmallowness to put you off, it makes a great frosting, just know that the longer it sits the more set up it becomes.


  1. The topping looks awesome…suits the blog title too!

  2. That sounds very original. Yummy!

  3. I definitely want to give this a try, it looks really neat!