Marshmallow fondant

First, I want to admit that I’m not even sure I know exactly what regular fondant tastes like. I haven’t spent a lot of times at weddings, and my wedding cake was buttercream.

But I’ve heard nothing but bad things about the taste of fondant. I always hear that nobody eats it, and that they just pull it off the cake. What a waste of time! And effort!

But I searched, and discovered marshmallow fondant. It tastes GREAT! If you like marshmallows, that is- and I love marshmallows.

Marshmallow Fondant

1 bag of white marshmallows (8 oz)
2 tablespoons water
1 – 2 pounds of powdered sugar
Crisco

Drizzle the water over the marshmallows.
Heat the marshmallows in a microwave safe dish for aproximately 2 minutes. They should be really puffy.

Once they’re melted, stir until smooth. This is a good time to add cocoa or food coloring, if you want all your fondant the same.

Start adding the powdered sugar a little at a time and stiring until you get a dough-like consistancy. Then turn the dough out onto a cutting board you’ve smeared wtih crisco. Crisco-up your hands. then start kneeding and adding more sugar. Re-crisco if things get sticky.

It is ready when it feels ready to roll out, and it’s not very sticky anymore. Softer than play dough, but not as stretchy as bread dough.

You can divide the dough up and add food colorings at this point, just be warned that your hands will get stained if you don’t use gloves.

If you need to save the fondant for a while, coat it in crisco and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store in the fridge.

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  1. […] March 26, 2009 by rhiyaya This post is going to bring together my last three posts. yellow cupcakes, Swiss buttercream, and marshmallow fondant. […]

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