homemade marshmallow fondant

I would love some immediate help with this........if possible.

I am finding that the marshmallow fondant tastes really sweet. You can really taste the icing sugar. Is there a way to tone down the sweetness. Also, can you knead the "dough" mixture too much. Is that possible? I am a in-experienced baker trying her first crack at making this and want it to be a success. I am not sure if I have my consistency right either..........jeesh. LOL

Please help.

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Feb 05, 2011
by: Anonymous

Hello :}
I am trying to make marshmallow fondant and its still sticky....Does it need more sugar or more needing? This is my first time making it and not sure where to go at this point lol
It wrapped it and put it in the fridge, I plan on fixing it in the am, if possible! Thank you for your help!


Apr 03, 2009
MM Questions
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi J,

In answer to your marshmallow fondant questions:

1. To tone down the fondant sweetness, you could add a flavoring - try almond, lemon or butter flavoring oils or extracts. I have to say, that as much as I love the look you get with fondant, the taste is the main reason I choose to use buttercream for covering cakes.

2. It's hard to explain the consistency, but you'll know when it's right - the fondant will be smooth and not sticky or dry. I knead mine in my kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook first so I only have to knead by hand a little at the end - saves a lot of hand and shoulder fatigue that way :-)

Hope this helps.

Michelle (editor)

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