Toe Separators: Instead of threading twisted tissue between toes during your next home pedicure, stuff medium-size marshmallows between your little piggies. They’re great separators that will make polishing a snap.
Edible Glue: Melted marshmallows makes a great glue for decorations that tend to slip off the top or sides of cakes.
Birthday Candle Holder: Birthday cake candles need never topple over or melt onto cake again. Place each candle into a small marshmallow first. After you’ve blown out the candles, just remove the marshmallow holders, and you have a lovely cake without candle holes.
Brown Sugar Softener: After you open a bag of brown sugar, add a few large marshmallows and reseal. Marshmallows will absorb moisture and keep the sugar soft.
Soothe Sore Throats: The soft confection and the gelatin that binds it can help soothe an irritated throat. Marshmallows also have been used to draw pus from an abscess.
Cake Protectors: To keep wrapping from touching icing when you transport a cake, place a few large marshmallows on the tops and side of the cake. When you arrive, unwrap and discard (in your mouth) the marshmallows.
Cone Stop: Place a small marshmallow in the bottom of an ice cream cone to stop melted ice cream from pouring out the bottom.Marshmallow is most commonly used to ease sore throats and dry coughs. The Marshmallow plant, especially the leaves and roots, contains polysaccharides that have antitussive, mucilaginous, and antibacterial properties. Because of this, marshmallow has a soothing effect on inflamed membranes in the mouth and throat when ingested orally, specifically a sore throat. The antitussive properties help reduce dry coughing and prevent further irritation.