Posted by: Emmett Fitz-Hume | September 30, 2009

Hyper-compressed Marshmallows

The thing about marshmallows is that they’re big and squishy.  But what if they don’t have to be?  When installing the extrusion machine a few days back we dropped it right on top of a bag of marshmallows that we had purchased for the upcoming camping trip.

When we lifted it back up again we had one very flat marshmallow!  But the form factor wasn’t quite right.  I used a jigsaw to cut out a more easily-ingestible shape and then stacked them on top of each other.  A little sanding and the perfect form had been achieved.  The plating/presentation you see below was a natural next step.  Simple, elegant.

Sometimes accidents have a higher purpose.

We must always be on the lookout for possibilities.

Hyper-Compressed Marshmallows

Hyper-Compressed Marshmallows



  1. […] obviously, re-dehydration, in many cases, most likely, as we have often seen, occasionally.  In the case of the marshmallows it was a simple matter of re-forming the hyper-compressed material with some power tools.  But […]

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