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The Marshmallow Factory
2010 MOC Olympics R1
About this creation

Required link: 2010 MocOlympics! Group Home


Marshmallows are one of the earliest confections known to humankind. They are made from only a few ingredients, which fall into two main categories: sweeteners and emulsifying agents. Sweeteners include corn syrup, sugar, and dextrose. Proportionally, there is more corn syrup than sugar because it increases solubility (the ability to dissolve) and retards crystallization. Corn starch, modified food starch, water, gum, gelatin, and/or whipped egg whites are used in various combinations. The resulting combination gives the marshmallows their texture. They act as emulsifying agents by maintaining fat distribution and providing the aeration that makes marshmallows puffy. Gum, obtained from plants, also can act as an emulsifier in marshmallows, but it is also important as a gelling agent.





A solution is formed by dissolving sugar and corn syrup in water and boiling it. Egg whites and/or gelatin is mixed with the sugar solution. Then the ingredients are heated in a cook kettle to about 240�F (115�C). The resulting mixture is passed through a strainer to remove extraneous matter.





In the pump, the mixture is then beaten into a foam to two or three times its original volume. At this stage, flavoring can be added. The heated mixture is transferred to a heat exchanger. Air is pumped into the mixture. The mixture cools in a tempering kettle, passes through another filter, and continues on to the "hill." Marshmallows are extruded through a machine or deposited onto bands.





The extrusion process involves the foam being squeezed through a die to produce marshmallow's familiar pillow shape. Usually, they get a coating of corn starch to counter stickiness and help maintain their form after they have been extruded.





The pillows are formed into a rope of pillows and are cut and dried on a rubber conveyor belt.





The "guillotine" cuts the pillows to its appropriate length.





After the pillows have cooled, they are weighed and packaged.





A view of the whole production process. It's the marshmallow factory category after all! XD



Builder's Deep Thoughts:

My category f@#$%&* stinks!


Reference: How marshmallow is made.



Comments

 I made it 
  November 9, 2010
Quoting Sebeus I never to late to say thank you I guess (that last comment was from 7 october :P) and I noticed xD
Indeed! The MOCpages citizens have been very gracious to comments on my MOCs!
 I like it 
  November 9, 2010
never to late to say thank you I guess (that last comment was from 7 october :P) and I noticed xD
 I made it 
  November 9, 2010
Thanks everybody for your wonderful comments!
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  October 7, 2010
thats how babies are made right LOL
  September 15, 2010
This brings the biggest smile to my face !!Thank you what a fun piece!
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  September 12, 2010
Hello Leo J. Could I have your opinion on this? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/225436 Thanks!
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  September 2, 2010
The original ingredient was from a plant called a mallow,a plant found in the marsh.Marsh-mallow.Anyways...The first time I saw the white tank part I thought it was a pig!So if you modified it,you could use that same design for a pig,or Phipson...
Master Shifu Leo J
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Nicks Bricks
  August 23, 2010
this is great, i love the detail, and build itself was great, gave me a chuckle~Nick
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  August 22, 2010
More than one could ever want to know about marshmallows. Lovely job. Lee.
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  August 21, 2010
Love the blender... the red hosey thingy was a nice touch as well... excellent work, good luck in the next round
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  August 21, 2010
Nice build
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  August 20, 2010
Very cool build! I like the part you used for the "guillotine"! Can you rate this? I made it for you!:D http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/221057#reviews
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  August 19, 2010
Wow. You did a literal take on the category. Anyhow, great pictures, and nice build. I want some s'mores now...
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  August 19, 2010
I agree with Stu - I read and I read, feeling my anticipation rise with each passing sentence, for the hilarious innuendo that never came. (Heheh, came). Anyway, I do feel very informed now, like I just watched an episode of "Unwrapped."
 I like it 
  August 19, 2010
inpressive ,,,,bravo
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  August 19, 2010
you know,i always loved documentaries, so it s no wonder why i love this! i know more about spiders habits in africa that i know about the ozzborne familly,and that does nt make me particularly popular! lol! i just love every part of your build, as it is so carefully detailed, i don t know the rules of your contest, but a part of me screams;where is the surrounding building! it s just that i m into industrial builds these days so... and thanks for your comments,greatly appreciated! and if i was allowed i d give you my vote! good work!
 I like it 
  August 17, 2010
This is great. I love all the factory elements and the informative description. Unfortunately, I have an urge to eat some marshmallows!
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  August 17, 2010
Very... informative! Bes marshmallow factory EVER!
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  August 16, 2010
Wow, man, way to go on a truly annoying theme! Don't know hat I would have done with that! Great effort mate, it got you through no worries...
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  August 16, 2010
Non Judge: Great work on this. Love that you did an actual marshmellow factory.
  August 16, 2010
Score = 8
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  August 16, 2010
They lonely guy that is working deserves a bonus!
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  August 16, 2010
Ya know, that pump reminds me of an albino version of Phipson's pig... Did you try to hide it? =P Well, it's refreshing to see that someone actually looked something up for a build. Good luck with the MOColympics and that guillotine is awesome. ~Waff
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  August 16, 2010
So good, I'd like s'more... MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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  August 16, 2010
Neat builds and informative too! I must admit I was waiting for a dirty joke or a bit of slapstick from you - you didn't grow up while I was on vacation did you? *shudder* Don't even want to think about that.... Good Luck!
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  August 15, 2010
Reminds me of the television show "How It's Made", except for the fact that this is Lego :P . Awesome moc!
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  August 15, 2010
Your "educational" approach makes this a unique entry. 7 points.
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  August 15, 2010
This is a great build and highly detailed. I felt like I was watching the Food Network with your step by step description of the marshmallow making process. By the way I hate to bother you with this at such a last moment but I can't get my link to work for my entry. I tried retyping it several times and nothing. I just keep getting the same message saying the page doesn't exist. If you give me any ideas I would be most greatful. Thank you.
 I like it 
  August 15, 2010
Great, now I'll never be able to have fun with marshmellows again. I actually fell asleep reading that. Can't imagine how you stayed awake while researching it! Great little build though and educational mocs are always welcomed haha! 7 points! ~ Chris.
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  August 15, 2010
See even Legos can tech you how to make marshmallows.
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  August 15, 2010
"Bloom where you're planted," and how! Very nice, you can build in a humbling category extremely well! Keep it up!
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  August 15, 2010
I'm so glad I didn't land this category... great MOC though. Beautiful and educational! I'm pretty sure it'll get you to round 2 too.
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  August 15, 2010
YUM!!! You know marshmallows drive me absolutely wild. I love that machine that stirs and melts the sugar at the beginning, very well crafted. Excellent entry Shifu!
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  August 15, 2010
Now I want marshmallows. Unfortunately, I don't have any, so I'll have to go out and buy some. Thanks for that.
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  August 15, 2010
Very informative! Just like watching that show on Food Network.
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  August 15, 2010
Awesome details!
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  August 15, 2010
Yammee! I want some please :) Nice build mate, as your usual quality level, keep it up.
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  August 15, 2010
Reminds me of an episode of "How It's Made". Best show ever, when there is nothing else on. lol
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  August 15, 2010
Holy research paper Batman! Lots of great details here, I especially like the mixer.
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  August 15, 2010
you think your category sugs? be glad you didn't get the serial killer thang! so far the best in your theme, altough the theme screams for something innuendo!
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  August 15, 2010
Wow, it must have taken hours to cut and paste ALL that text...LMAO Nice build with great details. The guillotine is inspired and the cutting of the marshmallow ropes turned out fab. Should be seeing you in round 2!~H
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  August 15, 2010
Very nice job, i like the factory.
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  August 15, 2010
WOW! You actually studied this to build this MOC!?
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  August 15, 2010
this is awesome, the spoiler piece used as guillotine is simply brilliant, for someone not liking its category you did very well, you've kept it simple and yet added the necessary detail to make it look realistic, I love it
 I like it 
  August 15, 2010
The category might stink, but that's a pretty awesome marshmallow machine you got there, great job!
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  August 15, 2010
Educational! ;)
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  August 15, 2010
and then there bought by peopel who put them in marshmallow blasters haha
 
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